About me

We’ve all heard the saying ‘’ life’s ups and downs’’. It’s what makes us human but  we can feel overwhelmed by these situations. This can in turn have an impact on our lives and relationships. Sometimes leaving us in a cycle of anxiety that feels like its taken over our world. Also it can be hard to share the thoughts that go round our head with those near to us.

Counselling offers the chance to share the concerns that have left you feeling stuck and confused about what to do next. I can offer a safe, calm and confidential space to talk where we can explore what is happening for you now.    By nature we need people around us but when being with others is difficult and in some cases harmful, we can lose confidence and self esteem. One of the ways we can explore this is with Poly Vagal Theory, this looks at the way our physiology interprets our life experiences and how that can impact our day to day life.

It’s important to choose a therapist you feel comfortable working with, so I offer a free initial 30 minute session to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you. This will give you the opportunity to discuss your reasons for coming, the outcomes you’re hoping to achieve and any questions you have. The sessions are time for you, that could be to work around a particular goal you have or to look deeper into your situation. The choice is always yours.

Training, qualifications & experience


CPCAB Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

I am committed to continuing professional development including;

CRUSE Bereavement training.

Training with Carolyn Spring in;

  • Trauma and the Body
  • Working with survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
  • Working with Relational Trauma
  • Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery
  • Working with Shame
  • Mental Health and the Body

Workshops on;

  • Working with Shame
  • Safe Trauma treatment
  • Infertility
  • Relational and Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Poly Vagal Theory

I am fully insured and am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)

I have worked with young people in school and college settings and volunteered with a local mental health charity.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. 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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Free Initial (no obligation) 30 minute consultation   

50 minute consultation                                     £45

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Daytime and evening appointments available on weekdays

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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