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BA(Hons), DipC, MBACP

About me

Feeling half a step behind most other people, feeling as if you cannot express how you feel to close friends and family because you do not want to worry them with your problems. This is where I may be able to help you. Most people feel discomfort or out of there comfort zone at times. Depression, anxiety, stress, dependencies, and many other things can drive this sense of aloneness even when in a group of other people. A sense that no one will understand me creeps in, at this point reaching out in the hope of finding support and connection is where I may be able to help.

To achieved this, I offer a calm, safe, and confidential space within a therapeutic relationship where you do not have to perform for the world and others. I offer you a space for you to truly be yourself and work through your difficulties without feeling judged or shamed.

I like you, have felt at times like the difficulties describe above, a lot of people have, having had similar difficulties allows for an empathic (walking in your shoes for a mile) understanding of where you are and how you may move forward little by little, seeing a light in the darkness.

I am a degree level qualified counsellor/psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) with a wealth of experience working with clients. I am experienced with dependences and many forms of distress or life challenges that arise from living in this world of ours. Including Depression, anxiety, stress, child abuse, dyslexia, and substance misuse to name a few (full list below). 

I fully understand you are a unique individual and your sessions will be driven by your need to work on whatever you bring to each and every session, there are no people to please, this is your space.    

Training, qualifications & experience

To be able to support you, I have a:

  • BA (Hons) in Humanistic counselling.
  • Diploma in Humanistic counselling.
  • Certificate in Counselling skills.
  • Trained Specialist Addictions Counsellor.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I offer a free (30 minute) initial assessment.

This can be by telephone or in person.

£50 per clinical hour (50 minutes), thereafter.

Sessions are usually weekly but this can be discussed at the assessment.

The fee is payable by cash or cheque at the session or online bank transfer (BAC’s) 24 hours before each session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday 9am to 8pm.

Tuesday 9am to 8pm.

Thursday 9am to 1pm. 

Further information

I also work for a mental health and addictions charity and have done so for a number of years seeing many clients with acute difficulties.

I work from the humanistic model of counselling and psychotherapist. I believe to achieve a good outcome for the person I am working with there needs to be the three core conditions of change in the relationship.  Congruence (a genuineness), Empathy (seeing life from the clients position) and unconditional positive regard (seeing the person behind the distress or illness). 

Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

I have access from the road to the office for wheelchair users. However do not offer disabled toilet faculties.

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