I am a counsellor with over 22 years experience of helping people recover from anxiety, stress, depression and unhappiness. I tailor my approach to meet your needs. Research shows that the most important thing for counselling to be helpful is a good rapport and partnership between counsellor and client. I bring warmth, compassion, humour, calmness and sensitivity to my work as well as skills built through training and experience during my long career.
You want to work things out and feel better as fast as possible. I want to help you. Together we can understand your situation, build on your strengths and increase your capacity and confidence to make changes in how you face the world.
As well as being a highly trained counsellor I am also a qualified and registered teacher of mindfulness which I find often helps me and my clients (if they are interested) to retrain and reshape the brain and mind to be happier, wiser, kinder and calmer.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dip H. E. Therapeutic Counselling (Leeds)
Senior Accredited member of BACP
UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers registered
also trained in working with LGBTQI+ experiences
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 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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Weekdays and some evenings. 9am to 7.30pm
I am a very experienced and highly trained therapist. I frequently work to help people with depression, anxiety and stress as well as many other issues. I firmly believe that needing help is part of being human and that asking for help shows great strength.
I have worked in colleges and university settings for 21 years and have a wealth of experience with young adults and people from other countries and cultures. I also worked with staff in these settings giving me a clear insight into work-related stress and resilience building. I have been in private practice alongside this work for several years and I am now focussing all my energy on my private work.
I offer training, workshops and conference address on keynote topics including stress and anxiety, resilience, courage and authenticity. I also write a regular blog on mindfulness and run mindful events and courses. I work with business, charities, schools and individuals.