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About me

Counselling is one of the few places where people are truly able to dedicate some time for themselves. It may be the only place they feel they can JUST BE. It can be extremely helpful to talk it out loud with someone who listens with compassion and without judgement. My practice is based on empathy, honesty and respect. I believe that everyone is unique and has the capacity to grow and work towards their full potential. When life's challenges begin to cause you distress, counselling can help to make sense of your unique challenges.

Would you like to make some positive changes in your life, or would you like some help to make sense of the patterns that keep repeating in your life? Would you like to discover the best version of yourself? Whether you have one specific problem or several issues, I can walk alongside you and help you to discover and understand more about yourself, resolve inner conflicts and finding your inner peace. I will gently help you towards your goal in a way that is: caring, respectful, open and collaborative.

During this long pandemic we are all faced with different challenges. What happened to you? What is your story? Many of us stuck with thoughts about things we don`t have control of. Instead of engaging in things we can`t control, it`s better to engage in things we can. Sometimes it means to develop a new way of thinking and being.

Sitting in a room facing your therapist can be an intense experience for some people. For them,  I offer outdoor therapy, where we can walk and talk, or/ and sit somewhere in nature and talk. This may feel more equal and less formal. Outdoor therapy means bringing nature and movement into sessions, which provides extra benefits to clients` well-being. During the virus pandemic, outdoor therapy may feel safer for some people than being in a room with a therapist.

How can we work together?

An initial assessment  is a good way to discuss what you would like to achieve from counselling. This 30 minutes, free telephone session allows both of us to ask questions and get a taste of what would working together be like. If we decide to work together, then we would agree to a convenient day and time to meet usually on a weekly or fortnightly basis. We would review our work regularly to ensure your goals are being met. I work both short, and long term, and on an open ended basis, depending what is required.

Training, qualifications & experience

I`m a BACP registered, qualified counsellor.

I've graduated at CPCAB  Level 5. Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

I'm trained as an integrative therapist, which means my work will be tailored to your individual needs and difficulties.

I've completed Bereavement Support Foundation Course, and have been working for a bereavement focused organisation since 2018, as well as working for a mental health charity.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with


HSP (highly sensitive person)

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From £35.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£35 for telephone and online session, £40 for face to face sessions, £45 for evenings, Saturdays and for home visits.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Saturday, between 10am and 8pm.

Further information

I offer sessions in Hungarian, as I'm a native speaker of the language.

25 Danes Close, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3UH

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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