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MBACP (Reg.) Counsellor

About me

About my service:

I offer a friendly and confidential one-to-one counselling service supporting adults and young people with bereavement and loss, anxiety, depression, stress and relationship issues; including physical and emotional abuse.

The aim of my service is to listen and understand you, help you address your problems and support you to lead a more fulfilled life.

The first session we have together will be an assessment of your needs and a chance for you to tell me why you have chosen to attend counselling at this time. This initial assessment takes between 1 and 1.5 hours. Every session after that is 50minutes (one therapeutic hour).

Please contact me either via mobile or email to enquire further about my service or to book a free 20min telephone or on-line consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 5) accredited through the National Counselling Society and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP).

Since 2015 i have worked as a counsellor in private practice supporting clients with various mental health difficulties. 

One of my private contracts is school-based counselling children and young people with special educational and social, emotional mental health needs. 

In addition to the above I work for the children's mental health charity Place2Be managing a counselling and well-being service within a local primary school.

I have previously been a bereavement volunteer for the national bereavement charity Cruse supporting adults with bereavement and loss

My counselling experience has involved working with clients presenting with a number of issues including bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression, suicide, developmental trauma, relationship problems and physical and emotional abuse.

I have particular interests in attachment theory, developmental trauma, bereavement/grief and children & young peoples counselling.

Recent training includes:

  • Oct 2021 Place2Be - Adult Safeguarding  
  • Oct 2021 Confer Webinar -  The Trauma Series Part I: Resilience, Dissociation, and the Body Restoring Regulation, Balance, and a Sense of Self After Trauma with Dr Ruth Lanuis
  • Mar 2021 - BACP Children, Young People & Families (On-line) Conference 2021 'Weathering the storm: counselling in a changing climate'
  • Feb 2021 - A short guide to what every psychological therapist should know about working with psychiatric drugs
  • Sep 2020 - BACP The changing landscape of college and school based counselling
  • Sep 2020 - BACP Private Practice 2020: Communication: Can you understand me?
  • Aug 2020 - Responding to Domestic Abuse
  • Nov 2019 - TA101: An introduction to Transactional Analysis (The Berne Centre)
  • Oct 2019 - Safeguarding Children: Gangs and CSE
  • Jun 2019 - BACP on-line CPD Hub: Supporting children who have experienced early years’ trauma and broken attachments on childhood development
  • Jul 2019 - Advanced Safeguarding training
  • Jun 2019 - BACP on-line CPD Hub: Difficult behaviour is the language of distress. It’s loud and clear – Who is listening?
  • May 2019 - BACP on-line CPD Hub: Making connections with an autistic brain

Quotes from previous clients:

"I saw you a few times last year...everything's been great with me in the past year, you helped me a lot." (Oct 2019)

"Thank you for all of your help so far, i can't tell you how much better i feel." (Dec 2019)

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

I have a fully enhanced and up-to-date DBS check which enables me to work with children and young people.


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My current standard charge is £40.00 per counselling session, which includes the initial assessment.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

My practice hours are as follows:

Monday 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Thursday 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Liverpool, Merseyside, L22

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit , or contact this professional directly

My home is partly accessible but unfortunately the bathroom facilities are upstairs and the inner door to my consulting room is narrow and would not be accessible to wheelchair users. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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