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MBACP. Relate Registered Practitioner

About me

I am a Relate trained counsellor,  and an accredited and registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.(B.A.C.P). 

Over the years 'coping' has probably helped you to manage the difficult times but talking things through really can help you find the courage to leave your comfort zone and tackle some personal challenges. Of course counselling isn’t a magic cure and while counselling facilitates healing and change, it does require that you want to try and change things and are committed to working on yourself and your relationship.

As well as individual counselling I offer family and couples therapy.  

Families and couples that seek counselling realise that there is a problem and may have asked friends and family for advice but solutions arise from a series of counselling sessions between the individuals exploring the nature of the problem, understanding the dynamics and experimenting with possible solutions. 

Please telephone or e-mail me to ask any questions you may have or to arrange an initial session where we can meet and decide how you feel about working together. 

The sessions are for 60 minutes and my rooms are in Purley.  It is well serviced by public transport and there is free parking available outside the room.

Currently I work on zoom, telephone and offer face to face sessions.

I have trained as a supervisor with Robin and Joan Shoet and am currently looking to undertake more supervision sessions for groups and individuals.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • B. A. (Hons)
  • MBACP (Registered & Accredited).
  • UKRCP Reg.Ind. Counsellor/Psychotherapist.
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Crawley College)
  • Diploma in Bereavement Counselling (Greenwich University)
  • Diploma in Relationship Counselling (Relate Doncaster University)
  • Certificated& Registered Relate Family Counsellor
  • Certificated & Registered Relate Young People's Counsellor
  • Certificated Emotional Focussed Therapy Counselling.
  • Currently undertaking CSTD supervision training with Joan and Robin Shoet.

I have undertaken extra training in working with Affairs & counselling with a sexual focus.

I work as a counsellor with people in relationship /individuals/ family and children and young persons

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT)

EFT is usually a short term (8-20 sessions), structured approach to couples therapy formulated in the 1980's and has developed alongside the science on adult attachment and bonding to expand understanding about what is happening in couple relationships and to guide therapists.  


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Individuals and couples £45.00.

Family £50.00

Young People £40.00 both on zoom and face to face.

My face to face sessions are £50.00 for individuals, couples and families. 

Please ask about concessions.

Availability: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday evenings /

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Telephone, Zoom and In Person Counsellor.   I am based in Purley.

Further information

The first session:

In this session I will ask you about yourself and what has made you decide to come to counselling at this stage of your life.  This is so we can decide what are the most important things about your life and what goals for counselling you have.  Normally I suggest that following the session you give yourself a few days to consider if I am the right counsellor for you and perhaps look at whether you feel a specific period or on-going therapy is the right approach for you.  I often start by suggesting a six week programme and then review our work and talk about a way forward. 

I have sessions in Purley (free parking directly outside the therapy room) and in Croydon just a one minute walk from the Church Street Stop on the Tram line. Both venues are very easy to access.

Croydon, Surrey, CR0

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I work both on the telephone and via video link zoom.

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In person

I offer supervision for anyone that feels that their practice, organisation or company would benefit from a culture of self reflective practice.

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