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MBACP (Accred)

About me

Nov 2021 - Update:  I am afraid my practice is currently full and I am unable to take on further clients or supervisees until further notice. I will update this message as soon as I have availability.  I wish you well in finding another therapist on this site.

You've made the first step, why not get in touch to see how I can help you?  I am an accredited counsellor with many years' experience working in the NHS, Hospice sector and in private practice.  I specialise in Cancer and Bereavement, and also work extensively with the loss of a baby or child.  In addition, I specialise in traumatic and sudden loss, including the death of somebody close during the Covid Pandemic.

Having worked for over 15 years for Macmillan Cancer Support in a busy London hospital, I am extremely comfortable working with people with a serious illness, including those with terminal illness.  I am currently one of 3 therapists supporting staff nationally at Macmillan Cancer Support.  I am equally happy to support you if a loved one is living with a serious illness.  I have supported hundreds of bereaved families and have taught extensively on loss and grief throughout the UK.  

Additionally, I have counselled people experiencing relationship difficulties, anxiety and depression, difficult upbringings, survivors of suicide and abuse in all its forms.

I am a qualified clinical supervisor which means I also offer professional support to fellow counsellors and therapists.  Currently, all of my practice is online (Zoom, Teams, FaceTime, WhatsApp, Google Duo) or by telephone.  I am aware that it takes great courage to make the first step and contact a relative stranger for emotional support.  I would be honoured if you were to place your trust in me.

Please feel free to email or call me using the buttons above.  Leave a message with clear details of how I can reach you at a time and space where you have some privacy.  I will do my best to contact you and explore how we could work together, or will gladly refer you to a colleague if I feel somebody else is better suited to your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 6 Diploma in Individual & Group Supervision
  • The Petals Baby Loss Counselling Model
  • Using the 'SENSE' Trauma Approach
  • 'Flash' Trauma Technique 
  • Making Trauma Therapy Safer (Babette Rothschild)
  • Certificate in Working with Couples
  • Certificate in CBT Skills
  • Supervising via Digital Media
  • Grief and Adaptation in the age of Covid-19
  • Working with Complex Grief
  • CRUSE Integrated Training on Death, Dying, Bereavement & Loss
  • Working with People with Alcohol Dependence

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

  • Stillbirth
  • Termination for Medical Reasons (TFMR)
  • Traumatic Birth
  • Anticipatory grief


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£45 per session - although I will consider lowering my fee for students and those on low income.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am able to offer either weekly or biweekly (every 2 weeks) sessions depending on your needs and availability.

Further information

To find out more about me, please visit www.canterburycounsellor.com.  I really look forward to meeting you.

Canterbury, Kent, CT1

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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I am a Clinical Supervisor qualified to Level 6 with a Diploma in Individual and Group Supervision.

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