About me

Counselling is an investment that can make a big difference, not only to your present but to your future.

Reaching out for support can be hard and feel a risk. It's brave and can be the first of many steps towards the place you'd like to be.

I understand that life can be a struggle, with incredibly difficult and painful experiences encountered along the way. These can have a knock-on effect on how we cope day to day, view ourselves, respond to situations, how we are in relationships and how our mental health is. Things often get pushed to the side rather than dealt with, leaving us with an accumulation of unresolved issues, unfelt pain, and unacknowledged thoughts and feelings.

Counselling can be a proactive step to finding a positive and healthy way forward. It is an under-utilised resource which can be such a useful tool in so many situations.

Low self-esteem and low confidence can have repercussions in so many areas of our life and relationships. They can be crippling.

I have a special interest in supporting people around these areas . I'd love to work with you to improve this so that you can be more accepting and happier with who you are, find the confidence to try things which will help lead you along more fulfilling paths. We can look at what's got you to this place, how it affects you, how you feel about it, and ways forward.

Every person is unique, incredible and worthy to be loved, and you are no exception!

I am here to provide a safe, accepting and confidential space, hearing what you want to bring to sessions and exploring what meaning they have for you. I will be alongside you and help facilitate you in gaining awareness of your self, your process and insights, supporting you through problems, making sense of what you are going through and grasping hold of hope.

Whilst words are a powerful form of communication they do not come easily to everyone, some thrive on external, others internal processing. I have visual resources which can be useful as another form of communication, processing and exploration, and can help when words seem inadequate, stuck, difficult or need some time to develop and become clear.

I am a Person-Centered counsellor based in Coventry.

I have counselled people from all sorts of backgrounds with a wide variety of issues in the counselling agencies I have volunteered/ worked in.

I'd love to hear from you if any of this resonates with you and seems to be what you're looking for. Get in touch for the free consultation if you have any questions or want to get a bit more of a feel for me before you make a decision.

You can also check out my website: https://www.thehoperoom.co.uk/

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Honors in Person-Centered Counselling and Psychotherapy.  University of Warwick
  • Certificate of Online and Telephone Counselling. Counselling Tutor

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered


£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Each session is 60 minutes long.

The free initial telephone consultation lasts about 15 minutes.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

West Midlands

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

DBS check

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