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BSc (Hons) Psych, Dip. Couns, PgDip CBT, Registered MBACP

About me

I am a qualified Cognitive  Behavioural Therapist, Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I see myself as being warm, caring and passionate about life and what it has to offer along with its challenges.

As a counsellor I support individuals to develop and grow whilst providing them with a safe and confidential environment in which they can explore presenting issues.

I  offer face to face, telephone,  zoom and skype sessions.

I am also ICO registered.

Training, qualifications & experience


MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (on going)

BSc in Psychology, University of Wales, 2007

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, ABC, 2008

Level 4 Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling, ABC, 2010

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care 2015

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2018


How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer

Moving your practice online

Protection of Vulnerable Adults

Person Centred Planning awareness

Epilepsy Awareness workshop

Supporting and Individual with an Acquired Brain injur

Level 2 Introduction Award in supporting People with learning Disability

Contribute to the Support of People with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Reiki 1st Degree

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Mental health awareness

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Care and Management of Diabetes

Suicide TALK with Rochdale and District mind

Data security awareness level 1

Impact of domestic violence and abuse on children 0-18

Solihull parenting programme training

Serious suicide training facilitator


Adverse childhood experiences conference.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also offer group counselling sessions and a variety of workshops that can be adapted to meet the clients needs.

For more details please contact me via email or telephone.


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Initial consultation free

One to one £50 per session

Couples and Relationship Counselling £65

Telephone and video sessions from £25 for 30 minutes and £50 for 50 minutes.

Group sessions (please enquire)

Concessions/Reduced rates available for students and low income.

When I work

  • Weekdays, evenings and Saturday morning appointments available. Please contact me on 07921190329 or email for more details

Further information

I offer 1:1 Counselling for clients experiencing.

Sexual abuse
Anger Management  
Domestic abuse                                                                                                                            Anxiety   
Lack of motivation  
Low Self Esteem   
Panic Attacks   
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder   
Relationship issues   
Eating Disorders.

I also offer couples and relationship counselling

These are only examples so if you are experiencing something which is not on the list please contact me on 07921190329 or email

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M40

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.