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About me

Our relationship will, almost certainly be the most important part of our work together. I therefore offer a free introductory 30 minute session for you to see whether you think you will feel comfortable working with me. If you decide that you will, during our hourly sessions I will listen, without judgement to whatever you would like to tell me about you and your particular situation. We then work together to gain greater understanding which gives you the ability to resolve issues and make positive choices in life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained as a Person Centred Counsellor but am more integrative in the way I work now. For 13 years I worked with families who had experienced trauma. Their experiences had left them with a legacy of all sorts of behaviours including addiction,  attachment disorders, depression, anxiety, self harm and hostile and defiant behaviour. I was privileged to be trained by the Anna Freud Centre in the reduction of trauma related behaviours to facilitate better relationships.   

Before having a family of my own, I worked with ASD students and their families.  

Now I have a private counselling practice alongside working in a primary school providing additional needs support.

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

Free 30 minute introductory session

£45 per hour

Further information

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP). I have regular supervision and continued professional development.

I hold a current enhanced DBS certificate

Colintraive, Argyll And Bute, PA22

Type of session

In person