I am a person-centred therapist based in the Lake District. I believe strongly that everyone deserves a space to be heard, valued and understood and I offer a warm and caring space for you to explore your difficulties and move towards change.
Deciding to access counselling can be a difficult first step for any of us, and I recognise the courage it may take to simply get to this point. I offer online and in-person counselling support. Currently, all in-person counselling is on hold during this time but will resume as soon as we are able. I am experienced at working with clients online and will guide you through the process if it feels daunting.
Counselling is an opportunity for you to find support at a difficult time in your life and to explore it at your own pace. I am a qualified person-centred therapist, meaning that I work in an open and collaborative way, with you at the heart of the therapy. Acceptance and compassion are at the core of my practice.
After several years of working in documentary production, I have a particular interest in working with clients that come from creative backgrounds, exploring the areas where work and personal life collide. I also work frequently with issues such as grief, trauma, long-term illness, work related stress, complex relationships, low self-confidence, stress and anxiety.
Your individual experience is unique so it’s important to work to your own needs. I offer short-term and long-term counselling and remain flexible to changing situations.
I believe strongly in the strength of the therapeutic relationship in bringing about positive growth and change, but it must be the right relationship for you. I offer an initial 30-minute session so that we can meet, explore how the therapy will work for you and decide if we would like to work together.
I offer daytime appointments Monday - Thursday and some early evening appointments through the week.
I work from home in a quiet office separate from my house and I see my online clients via zoom.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a postgraduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. During my training, I volunteered at, and was employed on a freelance basis by MIND, in Kendal.
I’m a registered member of the BACP and am committed to working in accordance with their ethical framework for good practice.
Alongside my private practice, I also deliver therapy services to the filmmaking community, through my company Film In Mind. This came about after many years working in documentary production before I trained as a therapist.
In my previous work in documentary, I focused for a number of years on films that dealt with the themes of terminal illness, palliative care and grief. I worked closely with communities during that time on developing educational resources, awareness raising and creating positive dialogue.
Registered Member MBACP
PgDiploma Counselling and Psychotherapy (Level 7)
Certificate in Emotion Focused Therapy
Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial Introductory meeting – 30 minutes (Free)
Subsequent sessions are £45 for 60 minutes
I accept payment by Cash, PayPal and BACS transfer