About me

Sometimes people come to see me because they are just generally feeling unhappy and aren't sure exactly why, other times they are just completely overwhelmed with so many things that they are finding it really hard to cope.

I've counselled people for a long time, providing helpful, effective ways to ease difficulties including anxiety, depression, low self esteem and relationship problems.

My clients often say that they have had a very positive experience working with me and I treat all my clients according to their need. The most important thing is in the building of a warm, trusting, deep talking and listening relationship.

I offer a free introductory session so if you want to get in touch we can talk and go from there.

  • telephone and video appointments
  • flexible appointments available
  • a founder of Counselling in Taunton (www.counsellingintaunton.org)
  • training programmes written and delivered.

During the current situation with Covid-19 I am working with clients over the phone or video. I hope to resume face to face sessions as soon as it is safe to do so.

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited Member of the BACP.

Post Graduate Diploma in Integrated Counselling.

Post Graduate Diploma in Children and Adolescents.

Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Addiction.

Certificate in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

I have a great deal of experience in group work and CBT 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.


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Internet addiction


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I charge £45 per hour.  I do have a concessionary rate for carers, self financing students and single parents.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

During the current measures I am offering flexible appointments by phone or video. I am hoping to offer face to face appointments from August 2.

Further information

In addition to private practice, I have worked with a number of organisations providing training courses and group counselling.


Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.