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Counsellor/Psychotherapist MSc. MBACP. MBPsS. BSc Psych(H)

About me

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

I offer person-centred, humanistic therapy but can also integrate other forms of therapy to suit your needs. 

My background is working in care with children, young people, adults and also those with disabilities and learning disabilities. 

If your issue is uncomfortable to talk about or you have had a bad experience talking about it, be reassured all of my clients feel able to talk without judgement. If your issue is more 'niche' or you feel you can't talk to people you know, please contact me. If you would like to message me instead of phoning, please email me at

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Professional Memberships

  • MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • BSc Psychology (Hons)
  • BACP Registered Member
  • BPS Registered Member


I work with children 10+, young people and adults in a safe, non-judgemental space. 

We will work at your own speed and you can talk about any issues freely. It really is fine to talk about things which you might be uncomfortable talking to friends or family about. 

If you would like to start by asking me a question, please feel free to email me. 

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

LGBTQ+ Safe Space

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a 30 minute initial meeting (free if telephone or online) or £10 if in person.

My fees after this are:

£50.00 per session

Concessions are available for children and teens 11-17 years old, students and low income - please contact me with any questions

When I work

Please contact me to check availability. 

Further information

If you would like your child or teen to use the initial session just to chat, that is absolutely fine. Ensuring they are comfortable is important for them and you. 

Inglestan, Brewery Lane, Leigh, Manchester, WN7 2RJ

Tyldesley, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M29

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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