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About me

You may be wondering why you do some of the things you do, things that may be harmful to yourself or others, or that keep bringing you back to square one. Perhaps you feel lonely, even when you are with other people, or stuck in the process of making a difficult decision. You may be struggling with depression or anxiety, feel stressed and find it hard to relax.

Whatever your reason for ending up at my page, your being here shows that you have, at the very least, a glimmer of hope that things could be better, and a sense that you need someone to help you on your journey.

Perhaps I can help you.

​I provide safe, confidential and non-judgemental counselling for adults, offering you the space to discuss and explore what is troubling you, with the aim of helping you to find a way forward. You are invited to arrange a FREE preliminary consultation with me where we can explore what is troubling you, and you will be able to learn about me, how I work, and decide whether counselling with me is right for you.  We may then decide to meet for a set number of sessions, or work on a more open-ended basis.

My room is in Emsworth, conveniently located between West Sussex and Hampshire.

Training, qualifications & experience

I gained my Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling in 2009 and have counselled on a voluntary (currently with Macmillan Support)and in private practice since then. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and as such I am bound by their Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. My work is overseen by a supervisor and I undertake regular Continuous Professional Development activities. I am a member (and the treasurer) of the Solent Group for Psychotherapists and Counsellors.

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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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

FREE initial 60 minute consultation.

Then £50 per 50 minute session.

Concessions may be available.

When I work

I have appointments available between 08:00 and 19:00 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Further information

Please call, text or email me to arrange a time for us to meet. I will aim to reply within 24 hours.

Emsworth, Hampshire, PO6

Type of session

In person

Types of client