I am a qualified psychotherapist working integratively using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness while specialising in anxiety, depression and other mood problems as well as addiction and dual diagnosis including personality disorders.
My experience includes working with appearance issues, addiction, anger, anxiety, bereavement, bipolar, depression, obsessions and compulsions, personality issues, seasonal affective disorder, self-harm, stress and trauma.
I offer both short- and long-term therapy. Many presentations allow for short-term therapies, typically up to 12 sessions but when working with compulsive behaviours, substance misuse and personality issues these may involve medium- to long-term therapy, usually 6 months plus.
I have worked with people in business, education, entertainment, finance, government, healthcare, legal and media.
I am in my final year of my doctoral training in counselling psychology.
I first trained as an addiction counsellor at a private rehabilitation centre in 2006 and have since had over 15 years of experience working with addiction and dual diagnosis in a variety of settings including private rehabilitation centres, prison services, charities and NHS community services including specialist addiction services and community mental health teams (CMHT).
I have undergone additional training in solution-focused therapy through Brief training, dialectical behavioural therapy including mindfulness through British Isles DBT training, motivational interviewing and Yalom's model of interpersonal group psychotherapy, and its application in the treatment of addiction, delivered through the University of Bath.
My approach is committed to providing a confidential, non-judgemental space to help individuals process and understand the emotional and psychological difficulties that may be causing them distress.
I work integratively and draw on evidence-based interventions including person-centred approach, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion-focused therapy, psychodynamic and systemic therapy.
I am a member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS) and a member of the Division of Counselling Psychology. I am also a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I adhere to the ethical guidelines of the British Psychological Society and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I treat a variety of issues including:
- Eating issues
- Obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour
- Occupational stress
- Panic attacks
- Personality issues
- Work and career issues
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA Psychology specialising in Psychological Counselling
- PgDip Occupational Psychology
- BPS Psychometrics Test User: Occupational, Ability
- BPS Psychometrics Test User: Occupational, Personality 15 Factor Questionnaire+
- (Current) MSc and Professional Doctorate combined in Counselling Psychology
- In-Training Member of the British Psychological Society
- Member of the Division of Counselling Psychology
- Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Register of Qualifications in Test Use through British Psychological Society
- I am in my final year of doctoral training in counselling psychology.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £65.00 to £110.00
Concessions offered for
Initial session (60min): £80*
Individual sessions (50min): £65** - £110^
- 7am - 9am: £90 (please enquire for availability)
- 9am - 12pm: £65
- 12pm - 2pm: £75
- 2pm - 5pm: £65
- 5pm - 9pm: £80
Weekends: online - £90 | in-person - £110^ (please enquire for availability)
*Please note that an assessment can take up to 1.5 hours and therefore will often need up to two sessions to complete. The fee for the second session will be based on an individual session fee.
**Fees may be adjusted depending on time (GMT), place, and individual circumstances. Additional fees may apply for home visits.
^All in person sessions are £110 (please enquire for availability)
Concessions: I strive to make my services truly affordable. Let me know if you feel you may be entitled to a reduced rate.