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About me

I am a chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol) accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

I have over 10 years experience working with a range of mental health difficulties in a variety of settings, including NHS, local government, charities, corporate and private sectors. Such diversity has afforded me with ample experience supporting people from a variety of backgrounds, with a range of problems. I therefore understand the importance of having a therapist who can provide a welcoming, empathetic and non-judgemental space.

I believe that everyone is unique, and therefore realise how problems affect people in different ways, and depending on the issue can offer short or longer term therapy options. I work integratively by drawing upon different therapeutic approaches in order to assess and develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Embarking upon therapy is a personal and potentially life-changing experience. Therefore it is important to have a therapist who you feel is a good fit for you, which is why I offer a free 15 minute initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctorate (DPsych) in Counselling Psychology

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 

Mentalisation-Based Therapy (MBT) for adolescents and families 

Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) 

Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)

Post-Graduate Diploma (PgDip) in Mental Health Practice

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society


Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

Free 15 minute initial consultation

£110 per 50 min session (individual)

£150 per 75 min session (couples/families)

Discount offered if block booking 5 or 10 sessions.

Further information

I currently offer sessions via telephone and remotely (Zoom/Skype).

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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