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About me

Often we put ourselves last in our busy lives not prioritising our mental health and underestimating the impact it can have on all areas of our wellbeing.

Gaining understanding and positive acceptance of who you are can be a huge step in enabling the possibility for change and having the confidence to make the right choices for you to help in leading a more contented and fulfilled life.

In my experience holding in /  burying upsetting or worrying thoughts and feelings can affect both our mental and physical health often resulting in anxiety, depression or feeling sad.

Experiences from the past may affect how we are feeling and how we are coping in the  present, counselling can make us aware of this therefore better able to manage going forward.

I offer a safe, confidential and empathic space where we can work together to explore  and process your thoughts and feelings. 

If you feel this is the right time for you please do get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB diploma in therapeutic counselling

Diploma in autistic spectrum disorder

Qualified IDVA (Independent domestic violence advisor)

Facilitator of the freedom programme

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

£40 per hour

concessions available

Free initial phone or online session

Further information

If you feel I may be the right counsellor for you please contact me via phone, text or email and we can then arrange a free phone call to discuss what is bringing you to counselling and how I can help.

We can then book in a first session in person, online or by telephone.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions

5 Seamoor Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9AA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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