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About me

Face to face/Online counsellor
I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor working with adults and young people (aged 14+) to help improve emotional well-being and quality of life. I offer short, medium and long-term counselling and psychotherapy.

Please note: face to face is available in the centre of Derby Wednesdays 9am-3pm

You may be experiencing distressing thoughts, low self-esteem, stress, anxiety or feeling overwhelmed with relationships or life. Counselling can support the exploration of difficulties, disruptive thoughts and feelings. A therapeutic relationship can offer and promote access to self-awareness and emotional wellness.

It is my belief that change can occur when the environment feels safe, confidential in which your feelings, beliefs and behaviours can be explored in a non-directive space. To facilitate, it is my intention to offer a warm, open and genuine relationship.

I am committed to growing my own self-awareness and working in a reflexive, curious manner. I bring my unique self to the therapeutic relationship which comprises of congruence, self-awareness and a non-judgemental attitude. I observe, take note, feel for and gain my felt sense of connection when in relationship. Through relating in this way I hope you feel I am present and that you are valued.

Initial contact for potentially working together would be to a 10-15 telephone call. This will allow us to spend time gaining an insight into what brings you to counselling. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about the way I work or the counselling process.

Training, qualifications & experience

I decided to retrain as a psychotherapist after 10 rewarding years as a secondary school teacher. During my psychotherapy training I gained experience in a number of placement settings. This enabled me to gain experience of working with a wide range of mental health issues, age-groups, class, gender, race and sexuality. My placements were within the Nottinghamshire area and included; Women’s Aid, Base 51, Bilborough Sixth Form College and The Carers Federation.

Years of experience - 6 plus

  • Working within the NHS as a children and young person well-being practitioner
  • UKCP full clinical accredited membership
  • University approved Training for Working at distance/online
  • The Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute Graduate membership
  • MSc Person-Centred & Experiential Psychotherapy
  • MA in Education
  • PGCE Teacher of ICT
  • BSc (Hons) Sports Science & Computing
  • BND Health Studies

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy


From £40.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Session fee: £50 (50 minutes)

Sliding scale: £40 (50 minutes)

Home visits incur additional charges. Please contact me regarding this option

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday-Thursday evening online sessions 
Wednesday 9am-3pm face to face sessions

Further information

I adhere to the UKCP and BACP ethical framework and principles. I have regular clinical supervision which ensures the efficacy and safety of my practice and undertake continual professional development.

Nottingham, NG15

15 Vernon Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 1FT

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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