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BSc Psych (Hons), MSc (Child Psych.), PG Dip Couns., MBACP

About me

If you are seeking support from an approachable and professional counsellor, please do contact me to find out more about how we may be able to work together to explore the issues you are experiencing.  I am a fully qualified Person-Centred counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), based in Norwich.  

I know that it can be difficult to reach out for help and my aim as a counsellor is to offer you a space that is confidential, welcoming and supportive so that you feel able to explore whatever is concerning you.  My approach is respectful, empathic and non-judgmental and I value each and every client as an individual.  

I offer face-to-face and online counselling.

I believe that talking forms an important part of our relationships but it can be rare to feel really listened to.  Counselling provides a chance to be listened to and to be seen, understood and accepted for who you really are.  In this way counselling can be transformative and can also provide a rich opportunity for self-exploration, discovery and growth.

If you think counselling may help you then please contact me by telephone, text or email.  We can then arrange a confidential, no obligation chat to decide if you would like to arrange an initial appointment.  Here we will explore what you are looking for from therapy and how we might best work towards this together.  I will explain more about my practice and the way I work so that you can decide if you feel I am the right counsellor for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling - The Norwich Centre
  • MSc Child and Family Psychology (Distinction) - University of East Anglia
  • BSc Psychology (1st class Hons.) - University of East London

Additional training that includes working with survivors of sexual and domestic abuse, trauma, PTSD, loss, bereavement, self-harm, anxiety, depression, shame, hoarding, eating disorders, self-harm, sexuality, pregnancy loss, infertility.

When not working in private practice, I work with a local charity supporting survivors of sexual abuse.  I also volunteer as a counsellor with Time Norfolk, supporting clients following pregnancy loss (including stillbirth, miscarriage and termination), as well as issues around infertility, birth trauma and post-natal depression.

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


Additional information

£45.00 per session.

Initial session at a reduced fee of £20.00.

Further information

Please feel free to contact me for further details or with any questions you may have.

Norwich, Norfolk, NR1

Type of session

In person