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About me

With everything that is happening in the world, this is a really difficult and challenging time. Perhaps you are feeling isolated or your relationships are struggling? Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed with stress or suffering from anxiety or depression? Perhaps you are grieving for someone? Perhaps you feel stuck and want to make some changes in your life but are unsure how to? 

Please know that you are not alone. It's not always easy to talk to someone who already knows you like a family member or a friend. Sometimes it's not easy to feel understood, really heard and fully accepted for who you are and how you are feeling. Counselling can help. 

I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential environment. I work with individuals over aged 18 and small groups, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

I offer a free initial telephone call for you to get a sense of me and to see if we would be a good fit for the goals you want to achieve. This usually takes 20 minutes. Call or email me to arrange this. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified counsellor with a diploma in Transactional Analysis, I am continuing my development in TA training as a Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy).

I am particularly experienced in counselling clients who have experienced difficulties with:

  • Stress
  • Grief
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Coming to terms with a chronic, long term or life limiting health condition
  • Relationships with food, exercise and body image
  • Low confidence and self-esteem

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

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free initial telephone consultation lasting 20-30 minutes for you to get a sense of me and how I work, to talk through the therapy process, what you would like to achieve from therapy, whether we are able to achieve this together and ask any questions you may have. There is no pressure to book an appointment at the end of this call. You are welcome to take some time to think about it if you need to. 

£45 per hour. I offer a reduced rate for full time students and anyone financially affected by COVID-19.

When I work

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The Berne Institute, 29 Derby Road, Kegworth, Derby, DE74 2EN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults