About me

We can all experience times in life when we feel low, lost or overwhelmed by events. We may be afraid to go on, or have no wish to go on, or not know where we are going. I offer a time and space to explore what is troubling you, safely and in confidence, helping you to find a way forward, at your own pace.

I am a registered counsellor (MBACP) working in Wellington and Taunton. My training has provided me with an integrative framework on which to base my work: this means I can use a range of therapeutic approaches, always adapting to the needs of the client. The particular nature of the individual and their circumstances are always at the heart of our work together.

I will agree with you at the outset whether we shall work without a limit on the number of sessions we have, or if we will work to a specific number, or if you would like to establish regular reviews.

I offer an initial free 30 minute meeting to ascertain whether we both feel can work effectively together. Please feel free to call or email me with any queries.

Training, qualifications & experience

Higher Diploma in Counselling Practice 2011

Registered Member of BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

In some cases clients may choose to have homeopathic support to assist the therapeutic work - for example, when dealing with anxiety, depression, chronic grief symptoms.

Therapies offered

  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


My fee per weekly 50 minute session is £40. A number of places at £32 or £25 are available depending on your circumstances. We will discuss this at our first 30 minute meeting which is free of charge.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors


Being centrally located in both Taunton and Wellington has proved useful for many clients. For present time I am working online with Zoom.

Further information

Having worked as a homeopath for many years I appreciate the unique character of each person, their life story and the particular way in which problems will manifest for them. In all my therapeutic work I respect this individuality and help clients reach solutions or resolutions tailored to their specific situation.

Apsley House
Tower Street

35A Fore Street
TA21 8AG

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

I have access to a ground floor room in Taunton; my premises in Wellington are first floor accessed via stairs.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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