About me

As a Humanistic Counsellor, I pay close attention to the person as a whole, taking into account Your mental, physical and emotional needs, including your heritage and past experiences and where the main aim is to build a trusting and non-judgmental relationship that helps you feel safe and where your choices are valued and respected.

My counselling experience developed prominently in areas of grief, loss, depression, social anxiety, sexual abuse, bullying, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and trauma. If you're unsure I can be of help, please do not hesitate to ask. 

The approach I take in the therapeutic relationship will position You in a place of an expert. Only you know what truly is going for you, what has happened to you and if at the present moment the world feels like a deserted island, talking and processing experienced difficulties in a safe environment can lead to clarity and relief. It can also help build on the courage and curiosity to develop new, perhaps healthier ways to overcome what hurts.

Due to my heritage and a long road of personal learning, I recognise how intersectionality and experienced discrimination due to race, heritage, culture, disability, sexuality, gender or economic background can impact one's view of self and the world.

I'm continually trying to develop within myself and in my practice anti-discriminatory culture, where your presence in the counselling room is not defined by societal/political expectations, labels or categories.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescent 
  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
  • CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


£45.00 per session

Additional information

My offices are based at the heart of Tamworth, Staffordshire and at the beautiful grounds of Sir John Moor Foundation in Swadlincote, providing short and long-term one-to-one therapy to adults, children and young people.

Counselling sessions take place in person or via an online platform Zoom .

To any enquiries via telephone, direct message or email, I will do my very best to respond within 48 hours. 

Sir John Moore Foundation
Appleby Magna
DE12 7AH

Albert Road
B79 7JN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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