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About me

Are you feeling stressed... suffering from depression or anxiety... or have you lost someone you care about?  Are you having relationship issues or feeling down or finding it difficult to cope at work?  These and other challenges are a natural part of life but can sometimes be difficult to manage on your own.

Counselling is not just for people who have mental health issues.   It’s for anyone who feels stuck or is going through a tough time which they are finding difficult to sort out on their own.

I bring my experience of having helped other people in similar situations. But each person is different so it is important that I understand your needs and can respond in the best ways to help you achieve your goals.  I have particular experience of helping people with anxiety and stress, helping to build resilience and working with those who are grieving following a bereavement.

Counselling is not about telling you what to do or giving you advice.  I will listen to you without judging or criticising, and respect your views and experiences.  I will support you as you explore and clarify your own thoughts and feelings.

Training, qualifications & experience

I originally qualified as a Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counsellor but have subsequently trained in a number of different approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).  I hold certificates in both Cognitive Behavioral Coaching and Performance Coaching and a Diploma in Stress Management.

I am registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such follow their code of ethics.  I undertake regular training to update my knowledge and skills and am supervised to ensure safe practice for both my clients and myself.

I work mostly in private practice offering one-to-one therapy to adults who come to me directly, although I do accept referrals from Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP) or from medical practitioners.

In addition I occasionally offer group counselling for people who want support for specific difficulties, such as stress management or bereavement.  Working as part of a group with people who are facing similar challenges offers a different experience and benefits to individual counselling.

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£65.00 per session

Additional information

My fees for one-to-one adult counselling are £65 per session

Group fees (available on enquiry).

It is occasionally possible to negotiate fees for those with financial hardship - please contact me to discuss this.

When I work

I am able to offer evening and daytime sessions

Further information

Please feel free to email or call me on 07880 972774 for a completely confidential discussion. It is important that we both feel that we can work together and I understand that you may want to check out some information before deciding whether to come and see me for an initial consultation.  If I am not available please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I can.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

There are stairs to access my therapy room.