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About me

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I offer a compassionate and safe counselling space which is affordable and bespoke. I will move alongside you and your unique view of the world at your own pace, while working in collaboration with you to promote your self-awareness, authenticity and self-esteem. People seek counselling for all kinds of reasons. Some may want help with a specific issue and others might want to reach a specific goal. I endeavour to help clients to develop, grow and flourish - whatever that looks like for you. 

Arrange a free 20-minute telephone introduction using the link at the top of this page so that we can establish if we are a good fit for therapy.

Click the link below to work with me on BetterHelp - this means you will be given access to messaging and live-chat counselling in addition to telephone and online video sessions.

(BetterHelp rates are not set by me and they can vary depending on location. However, the organisation does offer financial aid)

What counselling can do for you:
My approach to counselling is humanistic and grounded in person-centred principals about human potential. At the heart of the approach is the belief that humans are capable of flourishing when they encounter the right conditions for change. This happens through an innate ability to resolve difficulties and move towards 'being' and accepting who we really are.

This journey looks and feels different for everyone, but processing our thoughts, feelings and experiences in counselling is a good place to start. Self-exploration helps to develop an awareness of how we are affected by what happens to us in our lives. While we unpack the relationship between what happens to us and how we feel, we can reframe and re-evaluate the messages and ideas that we receive from people and events, both in our past and present. From there you can…

-       Find ways of coping with stress and anxiety in areas like school/university/exams/work/social life

-       Learn how to use boundaries to form healthier relationships

-       Better understand your internal reactions and feelings

-       Form a healthier relationship with yourself; one which is built on self-compassion, self-acceptance and internal validation

-       Uncover meaning and promote your ‘sense of self’

-       Connect with your ‘spiritual you’

And much more…

Training, qualifications & experience

BA (Hons) Humanistic Counselling Practice (1st class from the University of Nottingham)

Access to Higher Education in Social Sciences (Distinction)

Accredited Registrant (MNCS Accred) with the National Counselling Society 

Member organisations

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

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Accredited register membership

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Accredited Register Scheme

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From £25.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I understand that we live in difficult times. Therefore, I offer a concessionary rate - it is entirely up to you to decide the amount you pay between £25 and £40. I do not means test or ask for proof of income. 

When I work

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Further information

Counselling is currently offered over the telephone or online video call. 

Alternatively, join my practice through BetterHelp. This will give you access to counselling over messaging and live-chat in addition to telephone and video call sessions. 


Riverside Willows Counselling, Kemp House, 152-160 City Road, London, EC1V 2NX

Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43

Type of session


Types of client

Young people

Key details

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Online platforms

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