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About me

I am a qualified Integrative Transactional Analysis Therapist and Couples Counsellor. My ethos being everyone is equal & has the opportunity to change. I am an Accredited Member with UKCP and a Registered Member with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I uphold their Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals and will always work to the highest professional standard. I have Private Indemnity insurance and hold a current Disclosure Barring Certificate.

I offer a warm & caring service in a safe, confidential, non judgemental and professional space for you to talk, be heard, your personal experience validated & for positive change to occur. I am passionate about people and committed in my work, helping people come through difficulties & challenges that life often brings. Through talking we can explore patterns of behaviours which may be a barrier for living life in a more fulfilling way. I know how difficult it can be entering into therapy, engaging in my own therapy was part of my training & something that I have continued to do. I believe that having more understanding of myself is crucial to the therapeutic relationship. Acknowledging that you need to talk to someone else other than friends or a family member is the first step, which can be very challenging. I understand it takes courage to share your vulnerable parts with someone you don't know but I believe that it can be very powerful, and a life changing experience. I strongly believe that once you are in touch with yourself you can gain a better understanding of your needs & you can build a healthier relationship with others. My goal is to guide you to get to know yourself better, to learn self acceptance, love & how to be kinder to yourself in order to live a more fulfilling life.

In my Couples work, the first part is to explore the differences between you, so you can really understand each other, which involves talking to each other and to listen to what the other has to say without judging it or trying to change their mind. We will be trying to help you accept that having different approaches doesn't have to lead to conflict but can be part of your strengths.  We can explore ways to deal with conflict so you can manage your disagreements better. As the relationship becomes more supportive and less stressful, and you feel less helpless and hopeless, we would expect you both to feel happier and more positive

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited Member of UKCP

Registered Member of BACP

Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy, Academic Level 7

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Transactional Analysis speciality)

IAPT Couples Practitioner

I receive regular Supervision and attend continued professional development (CPD) training and workshops.


I am passionate and dedicated about my work and have many years of experience supporting people with their difficulties working with the NHS, Charitable Organisations, Schools, Addiction Centres, Voluntary and Private Practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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

UK Council for 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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

From £50 per hour for Individuals and £75.00 per hour for Couples

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Weekdays from 8am until 7pm. 

Further information

Taking the first step

Finding the right therapist for you is fundamental. Why not call, email or text me and I will contact you back to have a brief introductory chat for you to ask any questions you may have, to set up an initial session; giving you the chance to talk about what you want to get out of counselling, if your happy to continue we will set up a second session and will arrange them weekly/ fortnightly to suit your specific requirements. Please don't worry if you are unsure of what you want to talk about, that is for us to work out together.

Fulbourn, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB21

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I offer Telephone, Skype and Zoom sessions

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