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About me

Hello and Welcome

I am a professional person centered counsellor who is invested in helping others through their difficulties. I have a caring, nurturing nature and I am passionate about helping clients to achieve their full potential and live the best life they can.

I believe that offering a respectful, trusting and equal relationship in counselling is essential. It is my belief that this allows growth and healing to take place. I have found counselling can be a life changing empowering experience myself.

I work with children, young people and adults to offer different types of therapy to accommodate whatever you may need from therapy. Clients can have a feeling of being overwhelmed, being stuck and not knowing where to start. From my experience I have a tool box of strategies and coping techniques that may help.

I have a cosy, comfortable therapy room in hull which offers a safe space for you to explore your concerns, all sessions are confidential and I hold no judgement but will just be there to support your growth in your therapy journey. Due to Covid we are having to change some of the ways we work and I now offer phone or online sessions.

I am a member of the BACP which means I follow all ethical standards; I am insured and DBS checked.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BA in Community and Youth Work Studies
  • CAMHS Child and Adolescents Mental Health

I have an up to date enhanced DBS and safeguarding training


I currently work as a counsellor for House of Light, which helps women and their families come through Antenatal and Postnatal Illness.

I did previously work part time at Hull College as part of the College Counselling Team.

I have worked for a charity which supports adults with complex mental health issues; PTSD, abuse, and trauma. The focus is to help the client to work through these past issues and have the opportunity to explore who they want to be as an adult.

My background is working with children and young people since 2003, in various settings youth work settings, alternative education, transition work, girls group work, accredited programmes, nurture groups, 1:1 therapeutic work, school interventions and workshops and social and emotional support within a pupil referral unit.

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


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Free initial phone assessment (up to 20 minutes)

Session will last 50 minutes, £45 per session.

When I work

Online or telephone therapy only

SK Therapies, West Dock Avenue, Hull, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU3 4JP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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