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Counselling, CBT & Arts Psychotherapy

About me

I specialise in offering counselling to children and young people, who are experiencing difficulties with feeling anxious, angry, stressed or depressed. I also support new parents who may be finding it difficult to adjust to life with their new baby. In addition to this, I work with adults who may be feeling anxious, low or struggling with changes at home or work.

Counselling for children and young people.

Children and young people cannot always find the right words to clearly express their feelings. They may become angry, upset, or quiet and withdrawn, they may be having problems with friendships and family relationships, they may struggle with managing their behaviour. Their work at school or college can be affected as they are preoccupied with their difficulties, their concentration can become affected and their sleep disrupted. I can help.

Support for new parents.

Welcoming a new baby into the family can be both an exciting and exhausting time. Your thoughts about what it may be like before your baby arrives may be quite different from how things are after the birth. It may seem as if other parents you know are coping much better than you are. You may find yourself feeling anxious or depressed, perhaps the birth did not happen in the way you hoped. All of this can affect how you feel about your baby, you may not feel able to speak about this to anyone as you are worried about what they may think. I can meet with you and your baby to explore your worries without judgment. I can help.

Counselling and Therapy for Adults.

When we are struggling we may find that we no longer want to spend time with the people who are important to us, our working life may become affected.  Asking for help from family and friends may not always seem to be the right thing to do. We may feel embarrassed about speaking out or do not want to worry the people who are important to us. I can help

Next Steps

You can contact me by phone to discuss your needs before we arrange an initial consultation meeting. Alternatively, you can email me or use the contact me page on my website:, to arrange a convenient time to meet. I am able to offer short and longer term support, I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 20 years of experience working as a  Psychological therapist for the NHS mental health services and also various local charities. I have supported children, young people and adults who are experiencing various difficulties and am happy to chat with you about your needs.

I have successfully completed:

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Post Graduate Diploma Dramatherapy

Foundation Certificate in Group Analysis

Post Graduate Diploma Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Certificate in Counselling Skills using the Arts

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Diploma Child Counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.


Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am also able to provide support to new parents and family members of any age who may be struggling with adjusting to the arrival of a new baby.


£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

I charge £55.00 per session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please contact me to discuss possible appointment times, I am available evenings as well as during the day.

Further information

I have completed an enhanced DBS check and have indemnity insurance. I am able to offer evening appointments.

Woolpit Complementry, Unit 11, Brickfields Business Park, Old Stowmarket Road, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 9QS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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