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Integrative Counsellor BSc(Hons)Psych; AdDipPsyC; CertHypCS

About me

Coronavirus Notice: I am currently offering some face to face sessions, following hygiene and distancing restrictions.  I am also offering online sessions via Zoom or WhatsApp video call.

Sometimes in life we may feel lost, struggle with feelings of sadness, depression, worry or anxiety.  We may be having difficulty coming to terms with losses in our lives, don't know where to turn in times of trouble or just need someone to listen to and understand us.

I am an integrative counsellor using a person centred core model.  This enables me to provide the most appropriate support for your individual needs using a range of counselling theories, models and techniques.

​I am also a hypnotherapist, and can provide hypnotherapy as a complete treatment, or incorporate hypnotherapy as an additional tool in counselling if appropriate and agreed.

I provide support for adults, children and young people and have a current Enhanced DBS Certificate.

I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society and am governed by their code of ethics.  You can find full details at:

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Level 4 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Ad. Dip. PsyC)

Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory (Dip CST)

Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children

Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (Cert. Hyp CS)

I have experience of working within a GP surgery, providing counselling support to their patients.

I have experience of working in a primary school setting working with the charity Place2Be, providing one to one counselling for children aged 7-11.

Enhanced DBS Certificate held

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

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

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Hypnotherapy offered for a wide range of issues including:

  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Public speaking
  • Fears and phobias
  • Breaking bad habits - smoking, nail biting, etc
  • Weight loss
  • Exam nerves
  • Driving test nerves
  • Sports performance
  • Pain
  • Relaxation


Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling: £45 per 50 minute session

Trainee Counsellors: £30 per 50 minute session

Hypnotherapy: £60 per 50/60 minute session

Hypnotherapy packages for Quit Smoking and weight loss - please enquire for further details

When I work

Monday to Thursday evenings from 6:30pm

Friday 09:00-17:00

Some Saturday appointments

Corringham, Essex, SS17

Benfleet, Essex, SS7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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