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MBACP (Accred)

About me

I believe therapy to be a beginning, an opportunity for understanding, self-acceptance, personal growth and change.  In the fast-paced world where we live, we often do not treat ourselves with the same kindness, compassion and understanding as we treat others.  This can often take a toll on how we feel, function and relate to others.

Therapy gives you time for you, to explore what you are feeling and why you are feeling a certain way, this enabling you to understand your needs to move to a more fulfilled and happier way of being.

Therapy can help with easing feelings that you are experiencing in the present but also offer insight into where those feelings originated from, identifying outdated coping strategies and assisting with the self-empowerment to break away from inhibiting patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

I have a particular interest in relationships and how we are in relationships, as this can have a huge impact on our personal wellbeing.

What to expect

Each session is 50 minutes in length and I offer short term counselling, where we define a set amount of sessions or long term, where the counselling offered is ongoing and we work to an end when it feels appropriate to do so.

Please call 07512 117726 or submit an email using the email button above to find out more information. I always offer and welcome an introductory telephone chat, so you can find out more about me and the way I work.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). To be accredited, a therapist needs at least 3 years working experience and has to have passed an in-depth assessment.  Accreditation recognises a therapist's experience and the quality of their practice.  


  • Advanced Diploma        Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Diploma                        Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate                      Humanistic Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate                     Working with Couples & Other Relationships
  • Foundation Course        Infertility Counselling
  • BA (Hons)                      Psychology & Education

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Fees are for 50 minute individual counselling sessions for adults:

£40 Online

£45 Face to face

Payment can be made via cash, bank transfer or card.

When I work

Day and evening times are available.  Please do feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements.

Further information

I work from some lovely premises in Market Harborough and Northampton.  There are plenty of local (and easy) parking options nearby which I will talk you through before our first meeting.

I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and hold public liability insurance.

Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1

Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

Access to rooms in Market Harborough require navigating a flight of stairs. In Northampton there are 5 steps to the front door but once inside the building, I do have use of a ground floor room. Please do feel free to request use of this room.

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