About me

I have worked as a counsellor for 20 years and, through my work, I have been privileged to meet many unique and beautiful human beings.

As a counsellor, I believe my greatest strength is my ability to create a meaningful connection with another human being.  I believe in always striving to be genuine, authentic, empathic and to feel an unconditional acceptance of others.  All of these qualities I consider to be vital in order to create a therapeutic relationship with someone who is looking for help, with whatever it is that has led them to seek counselling.

I believe within counselling, a meaningful and trusting relationship with another human being is a vital part of the therapy, and that it is this relationship with another that enables us to understand and accept ourselves and to heal and grow.

As a counsellor, I view myself as a fellow traveller, sharing part of another persons journey through life, for as long as they want me alongside them. I feel both humbled and honoured when someone puts their trust in me, and invites me to walk alongside them for a while, and shares with me with their unique story.

I have worked with a wide variety of issues including, anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues, stress, work related issues, trauma and bereavement. I also have experience of working with clients on the autistic spectrum. In addition, I have experience and a special interest in working with clients who have experienced a cancer diagnosis and treatment and the associated emotional impact that has.

I work within a small counselling organisation called Lemon Grove Counselling & Therapy, which is run jointly by myself, and fellow counsellor, Marco Centonze. We set up Lemon Grove because we both believe in the same approach and our aim is to create the peace and tranquility that goes hand in hand with the healing process.

Since the pandemic I have moved to working mostly online offering video calls using Zoom, MS Teams, Skype or FaceTime. Many clients have found this a good way to access counselling and it can provide more flexibility and convenience. 

I am continuing to offer limited face to face sessions on Monday and Tuesday afternoons in Kettering where available.

If you would like to meet with me or arrange an appointment, I would be pleased to offer you either a short telephone chat or a full payable session with no obligation to continue. 

Our counselling room in Broughton Grange is situated in a tranquil, yet very accessible location on the outskirts of Kettering, only a few minutes drive from the centre of Kettering and 15 minutes drive from Corby and Wellingborough. The private and homely room is located within a building shared with other companies and health professionals. There is ample free parking at the location. However, for those with restricted mobility, please be aware the room is located on the first floor.

(Please note, although the postal address for Broughton Grange is Headlands, it is located near Kettering Golf Club on the edge of the town).

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Practice for Person-Centred Counsellors
Certificate in Supervision CTSD
Advanced Post Diploma Certificate in Person-Centred Couples Counselling

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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Fees

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • HealthAssured

Additional information

Individuals: £40 (1 hour session)

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I currently work mainly online, offering video sessions via Zoom/MS Teams/Skype or FaceTime, with limited face-to face sessions on Monday and Tuesday afternoons where available. 

Further information

I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and, as such, am on the Accredited Voluntary Register, approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

In addition, I have a an enhanced DRB check and I am covered by full professional indemnity insurance.

Lemon Grove Counselling
Broughton Grange
Kettering
Northants
NN15 6XA

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I practice as a counselling supervisor, offering individual supervision.

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