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Registered MBACP, RN,RM

About me

I am an experienced counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am also a qualified coach and NLP practitioner. I provide a safe confidential space to support you in exploring aspects of your inner or outer life that may be interfering with your ability to enjoy or progress in life. Sometimes we are clear about the causes that are interfering with our lives and other times we have no idea, just a deep sense of something that stirs within and inhibits or troubles us. Working with our stories, dreams, memories and reflections can bring what is unknown into the open with transformative effects. This is what I seek to do.

I have many years experience of dealing with individuals and organisations as a nurse, midwife, counsellor and coach. I am deeply committed to the continuous development of individuals and work relationally and psychodynamically. I have a strong interest in Jungian depth psychology and the quest of individuals to gain deeper understanding of themselves.

There may be many reasons that have steered you to seek counselling or coaching at this time. This seeking is your first step.

I meet with clients in a Central Bedford location, close to the bus station and a short walk from the train station. There is easy parking in an NCP car park very close by.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - Registered MBACP
  • ILM level 7 Executive Coaching and Mentoring
  • NLP Practitioner
  • Registered General Nurse/ Registered Midwife
  • MA in Clinical Leadership

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Birth trauma


Additional information

  • Initial meeting 1.5 hours - £60
  • Counselling sessions lasting 50 minutes - £45
  • Coaching sessions are agreed on a case by case basis
  • Some concessions available for students.

When I work

I can provide flexible session times including weekend, early morning and evening sessions to fit around your other commitments. Weekend sessions are allocated to initial meetings.

Further information

I am an experienced counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am also a qualified coach and NLP practitioner.

I follow the BACP ethical guidelines and receive regular supervision.

Since life does not stand still and people in society are in a constant state of flux, I regularly attend further education and training courses in order to deepen my skills and knowledge and help me respond effectively to meet changing needs.

I am fully insured to work in private practice.

66-68 St Loyes Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1EZ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

I can offer telephone or skype calls