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MBACP, FdA Therapeutic Counselling, BA Honours Counselling

About me

During this uncertain time I can provide you with a caring space to explore your feelings where you will feel heard, understood and valued.

I am a fully qualified counsellor working with adults, children, young people and teenagers.

Sometimes we do not know why we are feeling sad, lonely, experiencing anxiety or maybe feeling depressed but I am here to offer you a guiding hand to enable you to explore.  You may be having relationship issues, going through a separation and divorce or have been effected by an affair and feeling betrayed.

Whatever it may be that is concerning you I believe that we all have the answers inside us. and with some guidance and in a non-judgemental way that together we can you find your way through.

A good counsellor will not only give you a safe space to talk but may help you on the path to heal old wounds, helping you to understand who you are and how you would like to move forwards. This space is confidential, compassionate and non-judgemental so that you can trust that I am here for you and to truly listen to how you are experiencing your life.  I know from my own counselling journey and from listening to my client’s experiences, that this is a unique opportunity to have a relationship with someone who is there just for you and totally accepts you.

I work within an integrative approach which means I treat each person as an individual therefore I am able to tailor therapy around your individual needs.  I believe and research shows that healing happens within the therapeutic relationship because the relationship between you and I is the most important factor - a relationship where you can feel supported, listened to and encouraged.

My rooms

The rooms I use are in the town centre of Cheltenham in a beautiful Georgian building.  There are lots of parking close by.  Alternatively, I also use St Michaels Community Centre, Bishops Cleeve, which are fully accessible and has its own parking.

I also provide walking and talking therapy which is a wonderful and healing way to work during these times.  I currently use Pittville Park or Crickley Hill as places to meet.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) registered counsellor and psychotherapist adhering to their ethical framework and codes of practice.

I hold a Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Counselling (FdA), with person centred and psychodynamic theory underpinning my work.

I have a BA Honours in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I also have an advanced specialist course in counselling children and young people (National Counselling Society).

In addition to my private practice I am a senior counsellor working for Teens in Crisis providing specialist counselling for children and young people aged 9 – 21 years.

I have a wealth of experience with a wide range of clients

I am fully insured and I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

I provide walking and talking therapy in Pittville Park and Crickley Hill.

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 for 50 minutes.

I offer concessions to student counsellors.

I encourage you to contact me either by phone call, text message or email to find out how I can help you.

Do not be discouraged if I do not answer my phone immediately, I will return your call as soon as I can.

I am happy to work with you for either a short amount of sessions or for longer term.  This is something that we can decide together.  Sessions will be for 50 minutes and they will usually be at the same time each week.

Further information

As well as providing therapy in my practice room I am also able to provide home visits.

I also provide therapy in the outdoors either as a walking and talking therapy or in a safe place outdoors where we can sit side by side.  Please contact me to see how I can help you.  This is a really wonderful and holding place to explore how you are feeling and what has happened to you in the past.

The Practice Rooms, 32 Cambray Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 1JP

Unit A, Next Door To RSPCA, Alleyne Lodge, Knapp Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3QH

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Please call if you would like to talk to me about access. I use some therapy rooms which are accessible for all.

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