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About me

When things are difficult, it's useful to have someone to talk to. The idea of coming to counselling can be a bit daunting but time spent with someone who understands and has experience of the emotional distress you're going through can be the start of the change you want.

I work with individuals, and couples, who are looking for a safe space to explore issues or overcome some of the complexities of life. Issues I work with include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Low self worth/confidence
  • Anger
  • Stress
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Separation

The sessions are an hour long, and take place near Preston Park (there's on street pay parking). In this safe, confidential, non judgemental and supportive space, we can work together, to explore the things that are troubling you.

Training, qualifications & experience

PGDip in Person Centred Therapy (Brighton University)

Level 5 Diploma Couples Counselling (Relate)

Professional Certificate in Psycho-Sexual Therapy

I have worked as a therapist for the NHS, and as a counsellor for young people in schools and students.

Currently, I work in private practice and for Relate (as a couples counsellor).

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


From £30.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

50 minute 1:1 session £45.

Couples counselling £65.

Psychosexual Therapy £70

It’s important to me that counselling is affordable, so we can discuss rates if money’s a problem – I am able to offer some lower cost, daytime appointments.

When I work

Daytime and some evening appointments available.

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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