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About me

Hello, my approach is to provide a supportive environment where you can be honest about your feelings and whatever is causing you distress and impacting your emotional/mental or physical health. So if you're feeling sad, anxious or overwhelmed, if you want to make a change in your life and somewhere to feel heard and understood. I'd like to help

I offer a 30 minute initial session which gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you have about working together and the process of Counselling. This gives you an idea of what to expect and importantly to see if working together is a good fit for you. There is no charge for this session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified Person Centred Counsellor/psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I have professional experience working with adults and young people 11+, have worked and volunteered in a variety of settings. These include: Bereavement service within a hospice, Secondary school counselling service and counselling service providers in Birmingham, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Internal Family Systems (IFS) Clinical applications

Online Therapy institute (Moving your practice online)

A Disorder for Everyone - exploring the culture psychiatric diagnosis, creating change

Warwickshire Pride- LGBT+ awareness training

First Person Plural -Trauma Related Complex Dissociation

Myton Hospice -loss and bereavement training.

Safeline Warwick -OCN Working with survivors of rape and sexual abuse including trauma. 2018

FdSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (person centred) 2019

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling skills 2011

Level 2 counselling skills 2010

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

When I work

Appointments can be made via the website showing availability in real time.

23 Wood Street, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6JF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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