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About me

Are you suffering from low self esteem?  Is anxiety and fear holding you back from meeting someone, finding a fulfilling career and enjoying life? You are not alone I can work with you in addressing limiting self beliefs and together we can unlock your full potential to living a happier and healthier life.

I offer a warm, confidential and non judgemental environment where we can explore what is going on for you. I have experience of working across all ages. Particularly 11-25 year Olds, as well as Survivors of narcissistic abuse and those wanting to recover from chronic fatigue syndrome and burnout.

Before becoming a counsellor I taught A level Psychology. I am passionate about using my knowledge of how our minds work so that you can use it to your advantage and have tools for living a more fulfilling life.

I also offer the use of creative tools and spiritual ideology if that's something that interests you. 

Our first session

I know how hard taking the first step can be; you are not alone together we will work through what is going on for you. I can support you in making positive changes to your life; exploring where you are now and where you want to be.  

My counselling approach

I am a fully qualified person centered counsellor.  This means you as the client will lead the sessions and share what you feel comfortable with. Sessions are held on a weekly basis and can be on a short or long term basis, depending on your needs.

I am a member of the British counselling and psychotherapy association, which means I abide by a professional code of conduct to uphold and maintain ethical standards. I also hold a full DBS. 

How to get started

If you're wondering if I'm the right therapist for you, feel free to give me a call or email me .  I offer sessions in person, or online via video calls or telephone based. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Diploma on Teaching in the life long learning sector
  • Joint honors degree in Psychology and Philosophy 


MIND west Essex

Spark charity for teenagers 

Survivors of domestic abuse

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


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session 

Online, in person or via video call or telephone. Please call to discuss availability. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

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