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MNCS (Prof Accred)

About me

I work collaboratively and creatively to help clarify the changes you want and support progress towards them. The content and nature of my therapy is tailored to each individual, I seek to understand your situation, adopting ways of working and a pace to suit you.

As my clients get to know themselves better and challenge and change aspects of who they are, they most often speak of results in terms of having: the confidence to move forward, better relationships and more clarity about who they are and their direction in life.

Some people find the confidence they want in just a few sessions, often recovering a sense of their 'old self'. For long standing issues and more lasting change an open ended arrangement is more suitable.

My counselling works for people who are experiencing emotional pain of any sort. However it is particularly useful for those:

  • Whose experience includes a loss of direction, purpose and zest for life
  • Who have realised that something has to change on the inside before it can change on the outside
  • Who, despite their fears, have the courage to enter unknown territory in order to find a new way

Prior to becoming a qualified counsellor in 2007 I worked in business, management and as a certified management consultant.

You may contact me without obligation and in confidence.

Training, qualifications & experience

In 2005 I commenced work as a voluntary counsellor with a community counselling service and continued that work until 2010.

In 2007 I was awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling by The University of East London.

In 2007 I commenced work in private practice.

From 2008 - 2012 I worked part-time as telephone counsellor with an Employee Assistance Programme.

In 2013 I was awarded accreditation for counselling/psychotherapy by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

In 2014 I was awarded a Diploma in Integrative Supervision. I offer private supervision to individuals, groups and organisations and I have developed a special interest in supporting colleagues through BACP's accreditation process.

In 2019 I undertook training in relational counselling at the Relational School of Therapy.

In 2021 I joined the National Counselling Society as Professional Accredited Member.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Personal development


Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Sessions (60 minutes)         £60

When I work

Daytime & evenings Stroud: Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Cheltenham: Mondays and Thursdays

Further information

Free parking available at Stroud practice room.

The Stroud Practice Rooms, 165 Bisley Road, Stroud, GL5 1HS

The Meeting Room, 3 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3DA

Type of session

In person

Types of client



In person

I hold a Diploma in Integrative Supervision from The Minster Centre, London.

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