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About me

Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed and unsure of how you are feeling but just know something is not right. Do you struggle with everyday life, are you feeling trapped, scared or alone. Do you find it hard to get out of bed in the morning and lack interest in the things you used to enjoy. If you do not understand why you feel low and anxious, we can work together, to get to explore your experiences and enjoy a better quality of life. I have extensive knowledge and experience working with abuse and trauma as well as depression and anxiety. I work face to face, online using teams or zoom and also by telephone.

We can discuss your issues in a confidential and safe space. Working together to enable you to manage the situations you find yourself struggling with and find a healthy way of coping. If you find talking hard and like creative things, we can complete creative activities during your session, to make it easier for you to explain your situation.

You are the expert in your life and we can work together by sharing your experiences and find a way forward. I work daytime,evenings and weekends, why not take the first step forward to feeling better and get in touch, I am sure we can find a suitable time to connect.

Training, qualifications & experience

Bsc psychology

Ba person centred counselling

Msc psychology ongoing

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Creative therapies 

drawing therapy especially for work on the inner child


£35.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My charges are £35 a session which last for 50 minutes and can be weekly or fortnightly. I accept cash or card payments at the session.

    I can also offer sessions via telephone or online via zoom please contact me for more details.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I’m available days and evenings so just drop me an email or ring and we can book you in the diary.

Further information

Specialize in trauma work and extensive experience in working with domestic violence cases for male and females.

Colchester, Essex, CO4

Jaywick, Essex, CO15

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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