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About me

I am a qualified and registered counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, offering counselling support to adults (18+) within York city centre.

There are situations in life that may have led you to feel unable to cope, judged, isolated, or not believed.

Sometimes the reason for this is clear, and we know where to seek help, but at other times it is not.

Drawing upon a range of approaches and techniques tailored to your needs, I will assist in helping you to explore your thoughts and feelings to find clarity, build upon your inner resources and live life more fully.

At our initial session, without obligation, we will explore your needs and what you are hoping to achieve from therapy.

Counselling is for your benefit, the number of sessions can be as short or as long as you need them to be and are conducted in a safe, calm and confidential environment.

You will be heard, respected, and understood, without judgement.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources
  • MA Human Resource Management
  • Chartered Member of the CIPD
  • Registered Member of the BACP


  • Counsellor for various Charitable organisations.
  • Counsellor for a specialist domestic abuse and sexual violence organisation, supporting victims of serious crime.
  • Counsellor for a disordered eating clinic within York City Centre.
  • Private Practice working with a wide variety of presenting issues.

I am committed to continuous professional development, regular clinical supervision, and abide by their ethical framework of the BACP.

Member organisations


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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

I offer a free initial consultation to help you decide whether I might be the right therapist for you. Subsequent sessions are charged as follows:

Individuals - £45 per session

Concessions available, please contact me to discuss.

When I work

Weekday and Weekends

Further information

Prior career history encompassed corporate leadership roles (HR and Operations), with a specialist interest in Mental Health and stress related illnesses in the workplace.

Priory Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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