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About me

I wholeheartedly believe that no matter how you’re feeling right now, or what you are dealing with, you are capable of healing and growth. I'm here to offer you a warm, gentle and accepting space, where you can begin to explore the things that really matter to you and start moving towards the kind of life you want to be living.

I believe that healing takes place within real, authentic relationships, so I avoid prescriptive, one-size-fits-all “solutions” and always bring my whole, very human self to our sessions!

My approach is gentle, intuitive and holistic. I love to bring a little creativity and soul into therapy sessions, which can include writing, art, visualisations and movement, though I will always be guided by what you need and feel comfortable with.

If you’re ready, I’d love to support you to cultivate a life filled with more peace, joy, self-compassion and freedom.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have worked in a range of local and national organisations including Mind, the Samaritans, schools and colleges, psychiatric hospitals and outpatient settings. I also offer training, workshops and courses on various creative therapies.

My Qualifications

  • MSc Masters Degree in Counselling Children, Young People and Families, University of Northampton
  • PgCert Therapeutic Play Skills, Leeds Beckett University
  • BSc Psychology (Hons), Kingston University
  • Registered Sand Story Therapist

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


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I understand that the cost of therapy can be a barrier for some, and so I am able to offer concessions based on individual circumstances. Please do contact me for further information.

I offer a free, introductory 15-minute chat, allowing you to discuss the issues you'd like to focus on and to decide if I'm the right fit for you as a therapist. If you’re feeling called to get in touch, please do. I’d be so happy to speak with you.

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Further information

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP, 392203) and follow their ethical framework. 

I hold an enhanced DBS and I am registered on the Government DBS update service. I have professional indemnity insurance and am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) registration number: ZA403626.

Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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