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About me

We all experience challenges and difficulties during our lives.  My aim as a counsellor is to help you work through whatever is troubling you in a safe confidential space.  

I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I draw upon different approaches when working.  I believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship.  The relationship between therapist and client can provide a context to explore early experiences and discover new ways of relating.  

With empathy and in a non-judgemental way, I will help you to explore your thoughts and feelings, in order that you may gain insight and understanding about yourself and your relationships with others.

I hold humanistic values and see everyone as unique, with the ability to reach their full potential or become their truest self, given the right conditions.  I also use psychodynamic ideas which recognise that our past relationships can affect our present life and relationships.  Together we may be able to recognise and explore patterns of feelings or behaviour that are no longer useful.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified integrative counsellor.  

I trained at Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling obtaining a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling.

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

I offer 50 minute sessions at £45.00 a session.

I am able to offer a limited number of sessions at a lower cost for those who are unemployed or on a low income.

Further information

I am a registered member of BACP and abide by its Ethical Framework.

Salisbury, SP1

Type of session

In person