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MNCS Senior Accredited / MBACP Registered

About me

I am an experienced National Counselling Society Senior Accredited Counsellor and BACP Registered member. 

I provide counselling to adults online and by telephone. 

My counselling work is focused upon helping you to find your way to feeling and coping better, whatever the difficulties that are affecting the quality of your life. I work non-judgmentally with warmth, empathy and understanding and have a calm, gentle, caring approach.

People contact me when they are facing difficulties in their life and troubles from their past. Sometimes they don't really know what is troubling them, they just know that something is not quite right. Everyone is different, I work with each person's specific need. 

I have experience of working with many areas of counselling including abuse, anxiety, bereavement, depression, infertility, loneliness, low self confidence, low self esteem, miscarriage, menopause, panic attacks, phobias, postnatal depression, redundancy, relationship problems, sexuality, stress and work related stress.

If you have any questions please contact me on 07950187044 or email me via the  Email me button above.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and insured Counsellor, experienced in adult counselling. 

I trained as an Integrative Counsellor. My training covered different counselling theories and approaches which I draw upon to suit the individual needs of my clients.

  • Advanced Diploma Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma Counselling Supervision 
  • Diploma Counselling
  • Foundation Diploma Counselling
  • Loss and Bereavement Training
  • Dealing with Distress Training
  • Safeguarding Adults and Children Training
  • Online and Telephone Counselling Training 
  • Solution Focused Training 

I am a Senior accredited member of the National Counselling Society and a  Registered Member of the BACP.  I am DBS checked. 

I attend regular training to update and further my counselling skills. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Appointments are 50 minutes, my fee is £50.00.  Payment is by cash or bank transfer. I do not charge a cancellation fee providing 24 hours notice is given. 

Concessions are offered for trainee counsellors. 

I provide an initial, free, no obligation telephone discussion which gives you the opportunity to check if you would feel comfortable working with me. 

When I work

Online and telephone appointments are available Monday to Friday daytime from 8 a.m.  

Further information

Client Testimonials

“I feel so much better since coming to you. I do not think I could have got through these weeks without you and would not hesitate to recommend you”

“I would like to thank you for your support and understanding. I am feeling a lot better and I am sure this is to do with your caring ways and good listening”

"Thank you so much for all your help. I feel a much lighter person than I did a few months ago"

"Thank you so much for all your kindness, help and belief "

Pontyclun, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF72

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms




I aim to offer you  an opportunity to explore your client work, to support you in your learning, self-development and effectiveness. 

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