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About me

We all face emotional difficulties at some point that may stop us from enjoying life as much as we would like, and talking to friends and family can be helpful but may not be available or enough.

I offer a free 30-minute session to explore together what your needs are and to give us a chance to see how we might work together therapeutically.

I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor with experience working with adults and young people and can offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore your thoughts and feelings. I follow a person-centred approach which focuses mainly on 'the here and now' giving clients the chance to become more self-aware and to rethink patterns of behaviour and work towards change and growth.

I work in a gentle manner and will be guided by you with regard to the pace of our work together and will be sensitive to your individual process and journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold the following qualifications:

  • BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling.
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling from Middlesex University.
  • Diploma in Adolescent and Schools Counselling

    My approach is Person-centred.

As well as my private practice 'Freedom to talk' I am an honorary independent counsellor with a leading mental health charity 'Mind' and work in a North London Secondary School working with young people from 11-18 with issues including anxiety, depression, bullying self-harm, bereavement, school refusal and many other life problems.

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

Therapies offered


Additional information

I charge £50 per session. An first introductory session of 30 mins will be free.

I offer a concessionary rate of £35 for Counselling students.

When I work

I offer day time appointments from 8.30am and some evening sessions.

Further information

My practice is in a private area at my home with a separate entrance, and there is on street parking available.

Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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