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Adv Dip, MBACP

About me

I am a professional counsellor, based in York and Wetherby, who works with adults on a one-to-one basis. If you are looking for counselling, I am here to help you with whatever difficulties you may be going through.

I do this by offering a safe space to talk about your thoughts and feelings, working with you to make sense of what is happening and change things for the better. This may include specific problems like anxiety and depression, or could be something more general that is harder to put into words. Whatever the issue, we would work together and at your own pace, to improve things in your life.

My background:

I am a qualified integrative counsellor and registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have a comprehensive training in counselling with a broad range of knowledge in different therapies. I also have a background as a mental health nurse, supporting people in hospitals and the community.

The sessions:

I offer face-to-face counselling sessions that last 50 minutes and take place on a regular basis at the same time each week. I work from two comfortable therapy rooms in either York or Wetherby.

Find out more:

I believe finding a counsellor that you are comfortable working with is the key to good therapy! If you think my profile or website matches what you’re looking for, I would encourage you to get in touch and I can explain more about what I can offer.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
    Adv Dip (2019) CPPD Counselling School, London
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
    PG Dip (2012) Kings College London
  • Psychology Degree
    BSc (Hons), (2008) University of Leeds

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£45.00 per session

Additional information

Face-to-face sessions (50-minutes): £45

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I work from the Wetherby Therapy Rooms on a Tuesday.

York (Fully Booked):
I work from the York Clinic for Integrated Healthcare on a Thursday.

Wetherby Therapy Rooms, 23A High Street, Wetherby, LS22 6LR

The York Clinic, 296 Tadcaster Road, York, YO24 1ET

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

Both locations have free parking either onsite or at a local public carpark. The therapy rooms are on the first floor of each building and accessed via stairs.