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MBACP (Accred)

About me

My Approach:

I offer a warm, confidential and non-judgmental professional service where you can explore the issues that matter to you within your life. I have experience with adults, couples and young people. I work with stress, anxiety, loss, illness, bereavement, relationship issues, low self-esteem, anger management along with many other areas of counselling. 

My Service:

I believe that we are all different and unique. Therefore, I work in an integrative way, which means that I use a range of approaches tailored to your needs and the nature of the material you bring into therapy. The number of sessions required will vary from person to person, I offer both short term therapy, which is about six sessions and more long term or open ended counselling if it’s required. We can discuss this during our assessment session.


My private practice is in quiet and private setting in Ingatestone. There is plenty off road parking.

Professional Membership:

I am a member and Accredited BACP counsellor.  I abide by their ethical frameworks. I also have full professional indemnity insurance and am committed to ongoing personal and professional development. I also hold a enhanced DBS certificate.

About Counselling:

I aim to give you an opportunity to think and talk about what’s going on for you, to understand more about why you are feeling as you do, and to support you to find your own ways forward in the situations that you face whether this is in your current situation or from past memories and experiences.

Contact me:

Understandably, finding a counsellor can sometimes be a daunting experience, so please be assured of a sympathetic response if you get in touch with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training and qualifications:

I studied, trained and qualified at LIFE-FORCE Counselling Centre in Colchester.  I work in private practice, but I am also based in Chelmsford.

  • BACP Accredited Diploma in Integrative Counselling (Life-force Gold Books Standard)
  • BACP Accredited Certificate in Integrative Counselling (Life-force Gold Books Standard)
  • PGCE Teaching qualification (Lancaster University)
  • Anxiety disorders training
  • Anxiety UK Approved therapist

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy I am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Confidentiality and Good Practice In Counselling and Psychotherapy.


I previously worked as a secondary and primary school teacher for a number of years, so I have experience working with children and teenagers.

Youth Wellbeing and Mindfulness Coach

I worked for a Cancer Charity where I provide counselling for adult clients

I endeavor to continue ongoing professional development through the year.

I provide sessions in French.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Being an approved therapist for anxiety UK, I provide workshops to help individuals manage stress and anxiety.


From £45.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • WPA

Additional information

I am aware that starting counselling may feel daunting, so at our initial appointment  we will establish if we can work together and I can answer any questions you might have.


Individual Counselling:

For a 50 minute session-  £45

A number of appointments are available at a reduced rate for students or anyone who has genuine difficulty in paying. Please ask about this when you make an appointment.

Relationship Counselling:

For a 50 minute session £55

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Due to limited available appointments, please contact me to enquire about sessions availibility.

Further information

I have an office in Ingatestone which is my private practice and hire and office in Chelmsford subject to availibility.

I have plenty of ample free parking in Ingatestone and it is approx 8 minute walk and easily accessible from Chelmsford and the surrounding areas.

Ingatestone, Essex, CM4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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