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MA, PGCE, Dip.Coun.,MBACP (Accred), MNCS (Accred)

About me

Need to talk? I am a qualified, committed, caring and experienced integrative therapist, trainer and Lecturer of Counselling Skills. The service I offer is a confidential, safe and non-judgmental space to explore whatever issues you care to bring. I am dedicated to supporting my clients through challenging times.

I have worked as a therapist with children and young people in schools and colleges, young adults and staff at university and with couples on both a short and long-term basis. Within my practice I use different approaches and techniques that are tailored to your needs, believing that we are all individual and that ‘one size does not fit all’.

My area of specialism is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is a form of psychotherapy used in the treatment of trauma and PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) and can also be used for a wide range of other issues including Anxiety and Depression. I also offer Eco Therapy in woodlands near where I live, which invites clients to walk and talk in nature. I have lived and worked extensively in many countries, including Denmark, Bolivia, Qatar, Thailand, India and Bangladesh.

I am currently working for the University of Kent at Canterbury as a therapist and as a Lecturer of Counselling Skills at Canterbury College as well as working in private practice.

I am an Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred) and adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I am also an Accredited Registrant with the National Counselling Society MNCS (Accred) and a Member of the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists. I hold an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate (DBS) and have Professional Indemnity insurance.

I offer one to one sessions, couples’ sessions and messages can be left on my confidential counselling mobile.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 6 Diploma in Supervision - current 2019
  • NAOS Institute London - Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprogramming (EMDR) Therapy 2019
  • Train the Trainer - Mindfulness 2018
  • Mindfulness Certificate 2018
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy 2018
  • Advanced Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) 2017
  • Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) 2017
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Introduction to Counselling Concepts
  • MA (TESOL)
  • Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PGCE)
  • Diploma in Training & Development
  • Train the Trainer Certificate

Some recent courses and workshops include

NAOS Institute Advanced Diploma in Couples Therapy

CBT for treating back pain

Single Session Therapy Model

Working with Anger and Rage

Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Performance
Living a Mindful Life
CBT with Older Clients
Caring for people with Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Understanding Autism
Trauma and the brain
Working with issues around Bereavement
Kent Safeguarding Children Board
Working with Shame
Working with Attachment Issues
Working with Anxiety
Addiction Awareness

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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

National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Child and adolescent therapy

EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitisation and Reprocessing)

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Additional information

Individual Therapy £40 per 50 minute session.

EMDR Therapy £50 per 50 minute session

Couples Therapy £30 per 50 minute session

*Concessions available for student counsellors £30

* Concessions available for supervision whilst in training £25

Canterbury, Kent, CT4

Dover Street, Canterbury, CT1 3HB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person

I am a Counselling Supervisor in Training, which means I can offer reduced rates to Counsellors seeking supervision.

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