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M.A., Psychotherapeutic Counselling Dip, MBACP

About me

Anxiety and depression are very hard to find relief from, finding ourselves going around in circles and losing touch with our previous lifestyle, wondering 'how did I get here? Am I ever going to find a way out of this?' Struggling to complete tasks or get out of bed.

I offer you a safe, nurturing, non-judgemental environment towards your growth. I work as an Integrative therapist so that your sessions are tailored to your needs and particular experience. I predominantly draw upon Person Centred Counselling, CBT and Transactional Analysis to address issues such as: anxiety; social anxiety; trauma; depression/lack of motivation; disturbed sleep; increasing performance/productivity, relationships/social interaction; existential angst/lack of meaning

In the last 2 years many of us have found that lockdown restrictions have brought emotional challenges and experiences, they may have highlighted to us that there are some aspects of our mental health that we would like to work on. You may have found yourself experiencing depression, generalised anxiety, increased social anxiety or feeling sad without fully understanding why or not knowing how to find relief.

As an Integrative therapist, I will seek out the most appropriate strategies, from a number of different therapies so that your sessions are tailored to your needs . I predominantly draw upon Person Centred Counselling theory, CBT and Transactional Analysis to address issues such as; anxiety; trauma; depression/lack of motivation; disturbed sleep; increasing performance/productivity, relationships/social interaction; existential angst/lack of meaning.

I am an advocate of incorporating scientific research on causes of wellbeing, fundamentals like sleep, nutrition and activity and how they effect experiences such as depression and anxiety. Considering these and how my clients can utilise strategies to help improve their quality of life, I provide therapy that is aimed at improving your wellbeing in a holistic way.

I also offer 'walk and talk therapy'. For some clients, being outside and moving helps them focus and regulate their concentration during a session. Feel free to email me to find out more.

Ultimately, I endeavour to leave you with the tools and the empowerment to understand yourself more fully. With deepening clarity, you can gain ownership over your own experience, continuing growth and happiness.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a counselling background working with cancer sufferers, their families and clients coping with anxiety and depression. 

I am an integrative therapist and I am trained in 3 different approaches to therapy so that I can draw on their different tools and strategies appropriately to tailor for your specific situation and needs. 

I offer the willingness and capability to remain with you, one-pointed focus and a non-judgemental position, the pillars of effective therapy. Diverse life experiences inform my practice, a background in design, teaching and education from a developmental psychological perspective. In addition to the above, I have spent a number of years as a Buddhist monk training in meditation and mindfulness and I have familiarised myself with a lot of research regarding the positive efficacy of these practices upon wellbeing and how that can be applied to help my clients.

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

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From £50.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer a free 15 min phone or online consultation so that I can outline, in further depth, the counselling process and you can get a better feel for what I do.

Online/telephone - £45 per session

Face-to face- £50 per daytime session ( starting before 5pm) and £60 per evening session (after 5pm) 

Walk and talk therapy - fees are the same as face-to-face sessions (see above)

When I work

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Further information

Face-to-face sessions are held at ‘The Space Manchester’ in a secure, private building, Manchester Royal Exchange on St Ann’s Square (the one with the cotton bud fountain) in central Manchester.

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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The lobby area of Manchester Royal Exchange is not stepped and there are lifts up to each floor of the counselling rooms

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