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About me

There are times in our lives when we find it difficult to make sense of why we feel anxious, troubled or distressed.

As an Integrative Counsellor I use a variety of counselling approaches which are determined by you and your presenting problem.  I will provide you with a safe, non judgemental environment where we can explore together the issues or difficulties you may be facing.  Your counselling sessions are an opportunity not only to understand why things are difficult, sad or painful but also for personal growth so that you can make positive changes in your life.  The counselling service I am offering is professional, confidential and discrete.

The initial appointment gives you the opportunity to meet me, to talk about what has prompted you to seek counselling and to decide if counselling is for you.  It is the time to ask any questions you may have about the service I am offering.

Sessions will be 50 minutes long.  We may work on a long or short term basis.

Please feel free to contact me by telephone or email.  I will be happy to talk to you about my therapeutic approach and answer any questions you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 4 diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Certificate in Supervision

I also volunteer for a local charity working with adults and young people who have experienced a loss or who are suffering difficulties within their lives.

Member organisations


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


Additional information

My fees start from £45 per session.  I am happy to discuss a discounted fee for students both for counselling and supervision.

Further information

I am a Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I have passed the BACP's Certificate of Proficiency and therefore  I am also listed on the BACP's Voluntary Accredited Register.

Basildon, Essex, SS15

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults