Counselling is about us building a relationship, where you feel free to talk through whatever you may wish to discuss, in a confidential and non-judgemental setting. Issues can vary from: relationships, identity, stress, anxiety, or depression, to a whole variety of other issues. Duration can vary from short term focused work, to more long term personal development. I am a person centred / Integrative counsellor, who works using a variety of methods, adapted to individual needs. I have been accredited by the BACP. I work with adults, young people, couples and families.
I specialise in diversity issues:
- Individuals who have experienced discrimination or oppression as a result of their difference.
- Young people struggling at school or with their identity.
- Those who identify as gender or sexuality diverse; LGBTQ+.
- Individuals who identify as neurodiverse; or who may have been diagnosed as ASD, ADHD, etc
- People who are psychically diverse; who hear voices, see visions, or who have relationships with spirits or imaginary beings.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Certificate in Education
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Humanistic)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Psychodynamic)
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
£40 per session; concessions can be arranged for those on lower incomes.
When I work
Colchester: Mondays 2-9,
My contact number is 07979 857468. Please leave a message or text if I am unable to answer the phone.