I believe there can be real value in talking with someone who is trained and experienced to listen in a way that allows you to feel heard and understood. I provide a safe and non-judgemental space where we can explore the issues that you want to address.
People come to counselling for many reasons. Sometimes this decision is motivated by a need for change or perhaps having to deal with unexpected change. For others it may be a desire to talk, to understand and be understood.
I offer both short and longer term individual counselling. I work with clients who have a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, grief, loss, childhood trauma and low self-esteem. I am interested in how past experiences impact and influence our current experience.
I am a registered member of The BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work within their ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Postgraduate Diploma from The University of Edinburgh, where I trained in both the person-centred and psychodynamic approaches. My previous degree was in mental health care provision.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial in-person or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free initial session, this allows us to explore what brings you to counselling and how we might work together. If we decide to work together I charge a fee of £50 per session. Concessions can be negotiated for clients on low incomes.