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MBACP, Accred, 1st class Hons counsellor & post-grad CBT

About me

Hi there, Welcome.

I have been a counsellor for 10 years and I am now an accredited therapist of the BACP and  accredited therapist of the   BABCP( CBT)

I work closely with clients to achieve their goals through an individually tailored and collaborative approach. I offer a thorough and comprehensive set of therapeutic tools, in an emphatic non-judgemental space to aid clients toward change,  recovery and peace of mind. 

I have completed 1000s of counselling and supportive intervention hours with clients. I work for the NHS as well as in private practice. I am highly specialised and experienced with issues of debilitating and troublesome anxiety, worry, depression, low mood, low motivation, work & relationship-related stress,( including couples) OCD, PTSD, trauma, bereavement, panic, agoraphobia, confidence,  low sense of self worth, using appropriate CBT and integrative philosophy. 

 I work mainly via zoom and MS team.  some  face to face  are available if  needed.

I Look forward to working with you. 

I am also trained in Yoga, the healing arts, Mindfulness and relaxation. I can bring this into my practice if required and I am happy to advise on this type of healing. I can also work with infertility issues, long-term health conditions such as diabetes and with carers and foster carers.  Please feel free to call for free  initial consultation 07718390745

Training, qualifications & experience

1st Class honours in BA Counselling and Psychotherapy- Accredited  member of  British Association of psychotherapists  and counsellors

Post Grad  CBT certificate- Accredited member of  British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapists 

Holistic medicine practitioner- Reiki,  Reflexology,  Aromatherapy and polarity  therapy 


Acceptance  & commitment therapy

Compassion focused  treatments

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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)

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Diabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, juvenile diabetes, chronic illness, death of a pet, victims of crime, holistic counselling, EFT, Visualisation, meditation, body work counselling, Reiki, metaphysics, polarity therapy, complementary therapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

  £50 per session  for single person

£65 for couples 

I am sorry, I do not take students 

When I work

Mon 10am-7.30pmTues Weds 6.30-8.30pm  Friday 10am -5pm

Further information



Being a foster carer can be one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but it can also be one of the most stressful. Taking on another person's child, left alone with that young person with little support and the event's of a past week, month or year, can leave you feeling battered and sad. We have counsellors that have been Foster carers, who know first hand how isolated and alone you can feel at times. Sometimes it is better to talk to someone who is independent, who has experienced what you are going through, because you do not want to appear as if you are struggling with certain aspects of the role to others who may judge you. We are impartial and want to hear about you as a person and not just the important role that you have.


Caring for a loved one can sometimes mean going way and above the call of duty. Being a carer for someone who is seriously ill or has a chronic illness like diabetes , dementia, ME, PTSD and a host of other conditions is a tough job. It can be exhausting, stressful and emotional and quite often the carer is left depleted and emotionally drained by their role.We have counsellors that specialise in this form of counselling and we can help you find a balance between being a carer for someone else and taking care of you.You may be a parent, a husband, a wife or sibling a person with an illness who is struggling with the physical and emotional demands of looking after that person. We can be here to support you and help you find solutions.


All forms of addictions, blights lives: yours, your families and all that are around you but we want to help. Sometimes we can help to manage the addiction and cut down and sometimes we can aid total recovery. Our experienced therapists have worked with  drugs and alcohol dependency, as well as sexual additions, unhelpful relationships with food and over exercising. We are not here to judge, we are here to help; not to advise but to guide and support.


Most GP and IAPT services tend to club these two definitions of mental distress together, suggesting that both come hand -in hand, but from our experience, this is not always the case. They can both be present in clients but can become problematic at different times in the day, the year or throughout a life time. We tend avoid diagnosis and work with whatever the client brings so that its is the clients subjective experience that we help to heal.

Anxiety and depression can be so debilitating at times and effects a persons quality of life - from social phobia, driving phobia, to agoraphobia and feeling so low that coping with every day day life is a struggle. There are so many levels of this type of mental distress and triggers that it is hard to know where to start with theses condition at times.

Hornchurch, Havering, RM12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme