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Anxiety Specialist. Bsc (Hons) MBPsS GBC, Dip Couns, MBACP

About me

Reaching out for help and support can be a difficult first step to take. You may feel overwhelmed and need help knowing where to turn. At such a time it is important that you find the person that is right for you. I provide a safe, supportive, open and respectful space for you to talk confidentially without being judged and to explore what is troubling you.

You do not have to do this alone. I can help and support you in managing what is happening for you there and in moving forwards from it.

I am a professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and of the British Psychological Society (BPS) so you can be sure you are in safe hands.

I see clients face to face and also via phone and online video consultations. A free no-obligation 20 minute initial consultation gives you the security of making contact and finding out if this is the help and support you need without having to feel committed, and without fear of judgement or criticism.

The connection you make with your counsellor is key to how you feel in the process. This allows you to find out straight away if I am the right person for you.

I offer counselling, psychotherapy, CBT and coaching as well as a range of therapies. I will listen to you with skill and empathy. You will be able to feel fully heard and understood and to start the process of moving forwards and making positive change.

I am a professionally qualified practitioner with experience working with children, teens, families and relationships, offering counselling and therapy. I can work with you, your children or your family, to help understand the issues that you are facing and to find a way to work through them, communicating effectively together.

I have specialist training in dealing with stress, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.

I work using evidence based approaches with a focus on outcomes. I have experience in utilising talking therapies, mindfulness and CBT, as well as play and art therapies for children. My integrative approach means I can tailor the way I work to suit you personally, to help you find your inner strengths and develop a positive way forward.

Working with children using play and art therapies, as well as a range of targeted activities, I have helped children overcome anger management issues, self-esteem problems, as well as dealing with phobias and self-harm. In addition I also have experience working in schools and with SEND children and understand the broader range of issues and challenges facing these families.

Training, qualifications & experience

When finding the right person to connect with about your most challenging thoughts and feelings, you need to be sure you are in safe hands. Choosing a highly qualified and registered practitioner gives you that security you need to trust and feel safe. 

At a glance: 

  • ​BACP Registered 
  • Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS
  • BSc Psychology (Hons) 
  • Fully Insured 
  • Specialist in anxiety and depression 
  • Level 3 Diploma in Child Counselling with distinction 
  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling with distinction ​
  • Disclosure Barring Service cleared to work with children 
  • ​Approved Counsellor of The Blackford Centre
  • Experience working with SEND children 
  • ​Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
  • ​Utilise a range of talking therapies
  • ​Art and play therapies 
  • Mindfulness coaching 
  • Child safeguarding trained 
  • Child safeguarding practice policies in place 

I am highly qualified and have an Honours Degree in Psychology, a Level 3 Diploma in Child Counselling, and a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling. I am trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis and Person Centred Counselling. I have studied with The Place 2 Be, a children’s mental health charity, and am trained in mindfulness and relaxation techniques.

I have also undertaken advanced training in depression and anxiety and specialist in this area. I have experience counselling and coaching where people are feeling worried, stressed or are stuck and unsure how to move forwards.

I am a member of the British Psychological Society, an Approved Counsellor of The Blackford Centre, and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapists which mean I work within an ethical framework.

I am fully trained in child safeguarding and I have Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service clearance to work with children, so you can be secure in the knowledge that you are in safe hands.

I have been working with children and families for many years now. When working with children and teens the relationship with the counsellor is key. I begin the therapeutic relationship by developing a bond of trust and security so your child can feel safe and relaxed in the space and fully able to open up. I am experienced in doing this and will make this a positive experience for your child. As a mother myself, I fully understand how important this is. 

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


£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs

Additional information

A standard consultation fee is £80. Full details and further information is available at

When I work

Day time and evening consultations, as well as limited weekend sessions.

Further information

I specialise in:

  • Anxiety and panic attacks 
  • Depression 
  • Stress and workplace burn out 
  • Relationships and marriage counselling 
  • Children
  • Teens
  • Families 

Contact me now for your free 20 minute consultation to find out how I can help you move forwards.

Canary Wharf, London, E14

Whissonsett, Norwich, Norfolk, NR20

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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