About me

So, How Are You?

Constantly busy mind? Feeling anxious or depressed? Overwhelmed? Feeling that you can’t cope with life or that life feels out of control? At times we all face situations or challenges in life which we find distressing, or that leave us feeling unable to cope. It takes courage to make the decision to pause, breathe and talk. It takes courage to decide to do life differently.

Hello and Welcome to Space For You

Everyone will tell you what they think and offer their own advice to you, but do they really listen? To truly be heard and to explore whatever is happening for you right now, is what enables you to get to know and understand yourself and do life differently.

So whether it is through Walk and Talk, phone or video the answer is in pausing and talking, with the entire focus on you – just you!

Walk and Talk is a wonderful way to talk and be heard in the openness and acceptance of nature. In these strange and challenging times you can combine Walk and Talk with phone or video to suit


A Bit About Me

I’m originally from the South Island of New Zealand.

Early on I developed an interest in natural and alternative ways to better health and travelled extensively in South-East Asia, India and Nepal.

I qualified as an Integrative Counsellor 20 years ago and in that time I have worked with both adults and children in a range of settings, both voluntary & paid. As well as seeing clients privately I work part time with the Aquilis Counselling Service at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth and also as an Independent Advocate for the charity VoiceAbility.

In 2016 I trained as a relaxation and mindfulness teacher and utilise these techniques in my role as a counsellor.

Space For You is a culmination of much personal learning and exploration on both a professional and a personal level.

To broaden my skills and increase the range of ways to support those who come to Space For You, I continually undertake professional development.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in accordance with their ethical framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma In Integrative Counselling

Diploma In Relaxation, Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher Training (SMART Foundations)

Laughter Yoga Group Facilitator Certificate

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£45.00 for individuals

Reduced rates offered to students, low income earners and carers


Flexible sessions and times to suit. Choose from Walk and Talk, phone or video (or a combination).


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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