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BSc (Hons), MSc, MBPsS, MBACP

About me

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I am an Integrative Counsellor experienced in working with adult clients facing a wide range of life challenges and experiences. I offer one-to-one counselling sessions at my clinic based in Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire.

I am offering phone and video sessions via Zoom or Skype for new clients during this time of social distancing and isolation.

I believe that our psychological wellbeing is ever changing as we experience and respond to different life contexts and changing relationships in our families, work-life and social life. Sometimes life events stop us in our tracks. Sometimes we have a sense of something not being quite right in ourselves or feel tensions in our relationships. Sometimes we feel we’re not functioning in the world in the ways we’d like. We might feel angry, afraid, depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or disconnected from ourselves and others. I offer counselling to support you to work through these times.

How I Work as a Counsellor

As an Integrative Counsellor, I work from a relational perspective drawing on humanistic and psychodynamic therapeutic traditions. For you this means:

Relational - I offer a safe confidential space where we can work together with the issues you bring to counselling. Forming a strong alliance allows us to work together as adults in a relationship whilst supporting your developing needs.
Humanistic - I listen with respect and empathy, attempting to understand as closely as possible your experience of being in the world. We work together with a focus on what and how you would like to be different.
Psychodynamic - I am curious about your experiences beyond the here and now. Exploring patterns of thoughts, feelings, behaviour and sensation experienced across time and in different contexts can help us make sense of the issues you bring.
Integrative - My in-depth training in diverse well-researched aspects of counselling psychology allows me to draw on resources and approaches well fitted to your goals for counselling.

How to Begin Working with Me

Please use the contact details provided here to make an initial enquiry about working with me. I offer a free twenty-minute phone call to understand what you would like to bring to counselling. Sometimes it might be difficult to say exactly what that is: and that’s fine. After speaking we might arrange an initial meeting to explore your situation and see if we each feel we could work together. If we plan to go ahead together, we will agree on a regular weekly meeting time and proposed timescale for our work. Sometimes this work will be relatively contained over an agreed number of sessions. Sometimes we’ll set a more open-ended timescale. It depends on what you’d like to explore: and we will review how the work is going on a regular basis.

Ethical Considerations

I attend weekly personal therapy myself with a Registered Psychotherapist and at least fortnightly supervision with a Registered Counselling Psychologist to support me in providing safe, ethical, quality professional clinical practice. I follow the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s Ethical Framework and have Enhanced Clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Memberships

  • LLB - University of Newcastle
  • LPC (Legal Practice Course) - University of Northumbria
  • MSc (Hons) in Psychology – University of Hertfordshire
  • Doctor of Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy - I am currently in the advanced practitioner stages of training at Metanoia Institute. This programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as training towards Registered Counselling Psychologist status. It is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as training towards Chartered Psychologist status: and by the UK Council for Psychotherapy towards registration as an Integrative Psychotherapist.

My Continuing Professional Development

In addition to professional qualifications, I regularly attend short courses to support develop my professional practice. These include:

  • Working with Complex PTSD, Childhood Trauma
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Working with Eating Disorders
  • The Role of Psychotherapy in Sexual Health and Gender Dysphoria

My Experience as a Counsellor

I have extensive experience working with clients in a range of settings including:

  • NHS Oncology and Haematology Service working with diagnosis, treatment and end of life
  • NHS Eating Disorders Service
  • Long Term Counselling within Community based Charity run Counselling Services
  • Counselling within a HIV and Sexual community charity
  • Working with in-patients within an NHS Mental Health Hospital

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


£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£80 per 50 minute one-to-one session with payment by bank transfer

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Early Morning, Daytime and Evenings.

Further information

Please call me on 07793014764 to enquire about working together.

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL4

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults