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Dip.couns. (Reg) MBACP

About me

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Are you looking for counselling because you are feeling stuck, struggling with relationships depression, bereavement or anxiety and feeling alone, needing help to work on a way forward? These are a few of the most common issues that I experience in my practice and offer my support to work together.

I am a professionally trained Integrative therapeutic counsellor, offering a safe, non-judgmental space to build a trusting relationship with you as my client. Here together we would aim to explore your thoughts and feelings by then guiding you to gain awareness and understanding of current patterns of behaviours and areas of your life that you are finding difficult or making you feel unhappy.

Integrative means that I have trained in various models of counselling, including Psychodynamic, Person centred and solution focused models. By recognising that we are all unique I implement my skills according to my client, therefore helping you to discover new techniques to implement into your life enabling you to reach your full potential and true self.

I recognise that it isn’t an easy step looking for a counsellor. So if you would like to drop me a line or call for an initial introduction at no cost, we can then discuss what your requirements are and what I can offer, with no obligation.

I recommend weekly sessions at the same time and day where possible, I can also offer some fortnightly sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Integrative therapeutic counselling.

I have worked as a volunteer counsellor in adult mental health at The Sunshine cafe and currently alongside my private practice I work under an agency with clients that are survivors of Domestic violence. Here I have experienced a multitude of topics which have covered a wide range of life experiences and trauma.

Previously I have been in a coach role supporting people to return to work who have experienced mental health issues which have held them back. Seeing the difference of how being part of a team and learning new skills and relationships at their own pace has been very rewarding which was a contributory factor into my interest in counselling and therapy.

I am a registered member of The British association of counsellors and psychotherapists.(BACP) Which is a professional body where I am bound to adhere to their ethical framework of safe practice and continuous professional development. I am also fully insured.

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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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are £50 per fifty minute session.

This is on a sliding scale depending on affordability where I am able to offer consessions to a limited number of clients.

I can also offer a reduced fee of £30 for students during their training.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday: 10am-1pm 3-9pm

Tuesday: 10am-1pm 3-9pm

Wednesday 10am-1pm 3pm-9pm 

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

As I am on the first floor with no lift, I offer video or telephone sessions for people who have limited mobility.