About me

Note: At this time where being indoors can be worrying for some I am offering a Walk The Talk service in our great outdoors in addition to working in the more traditional counselling room. Further details can be found in my profile - other areas section.

It is not about me... it is about you

"Everybody hurts sometimes" are not just lyrics of a famous song but poetically also sums up the human condition for all of us.

Is this hurt for you coming from feeling afraid, misunderstood, not accepted by others?
Is it because you feel down, saddened or depressed and are struggling to lift your head and find a way out of the darkness?
Is it because you are feeling anxiety or stress and without the energy or capacity to cope?
Is it because you are lost and unable to think and see clearly?
Is it because you feel isolated, alone or lonely without another person to talk to?
Is it because...... you feel all of these, a combination of these or just unsure what your feelings are and that you just feel hurt?

Life can be good, it can be enjoyed

But sometimes in our life it can be hard, unclear and we feel it is out of our control.

ALL of us will have times in our life that will try us and that we will be troubled by  - this is life. This is normal.

You do not have to do this alone, You are not alone.

I am here and I will help you find your way through what is troubling you.

If you feel you need a mature person with life experience that is down to earth and friendly to talk to in the area of Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Woodford, Loughton then contact me to discuss further and to arrange an appointment.

The cornerstone of the service I provide is built around the core principles of the ethical framework I work within. You will be treated:

  • In Confidence
  • Respectfully
  • As an individual
  • Without judgement
  • With integrity

I understand that even considering counselling and seeking help from another person is a big step and it is normal to feel apprehensive or fearful.

I do work alongside people just like you and you do not have to do this alone, contact me on 07515 963209 or email me to discuss further and arrange an appointment.

I do look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience


BACP register of counsellors and Psychotherapists
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Studies
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Introduction in Counselling Skills

Certificate of Competence in CORE-Net

General Certificate in Online Therapy (Academy for Online Therapy) - ACTO Accredited Course (Distinction)

I have further training in mindfulness and coaching.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I strongly believe in and abide by its ethical framework for the counselling professions.

As part of this ethical framework I undertake regular continued professional development and ensure that I take active part in supervision so that I can continue to grow and develop my skills.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am a great believer in the physical and mental health benefits of walking so I now offer the possibility to "Walk the talk" by taking the counselling out of the four walls and into the countryside.

Walk the talk is a way of combining counselling and walking together so rather than sitting in a room you can talk about what is going on for you while walking through the great outdoors.

I have a number of different walks using forest paths or parks in the Loughton, Theydon Bois, Buckhurst Hill, Theydon Bois, Epping or Brentwood areas. 

I have outlined the benefits of walking in the articles I have written on my facebook page that can be accessed via clicking on the facebook icon above at the top of this page


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The cost of counselling is £50 for each 50 minute session.

For students requiring counselling as part of their course I do offer a competitive student rate

I have a limited number of reduced rate sessions available


Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri - 18:30 to 22:00 Tue - 10:00 to 22:00 Sat - 10:00 to 16:00

Cherry Tree Therapy Centre
5 Station Parade
Cherry Tree Rise
Buckhurst Hill

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme