About me

I am a qualified humanistic counsellor with experience in individual, students, couples and transgender clients. I have worked in different settings with a wide variety of clients, although not exhaustive this includes abuse, trauma, addictions, loss, relationship issues, low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, phobia, and depression.

I have also worked as a support worker with disabled children and teenagers.

Depending on your needs and circumstances, I can offer both short-term and long-term therapy.

If you are stressed or struggling, I will help you to express the difficult feeling you are experiencing to improve or to support your quality of life.

Counselling can give you the tools to explore these challengers and help you develop strategies to move forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

Dip HE Diploma in person-centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.

CPD on Porn Addiction

Certificate in Supporting Transgender Children and Youth

Certificate in Understanding Young People and Children Mental Health

Certificate in Couples Counselling.

Certificate in Female Genital Mutilation: Recognising and Preventing FGM.

Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy).

Member of BAANT (Black, African And Asian Therapy Network).

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

- I understand expatriated clients and their feelings when living in a different country.

- I can offer parents a comfortable place to express their feelings when dealing with a disabled child

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Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£45 for individuals (50 minutes/session)

£35 for students and concessions.

£75 for couples (90 minutes/session)

I can offer 20 minutes FREE telephone consultation.

All enquiries are welcome.


Wednesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm-9pm. Most evenings on Skype .

Further information

I am aware of how much courage it takes to work through one’s difficulties, and how every person has a unique life experience.

Drawing from acquired knowledge and experience, I will be happy to support you to understand your feelings, relationships and experiences and work through your problems.

I offer a safe and empathetic space where issues and concerns may be shared for the first time. All communication throughout the therapy remains confidential, including the fact that you are in therapy.

Third Age Centre
11 Cranbury Terrace
SO14 0LH

Lyndhurst Road

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Additional languages

French, Creole and basic Spanish


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