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About me

I offer a safe and confidential space where you will have the chance to share your problems, difficult feelings, your pain and your life story. Talking about our life honestly and openly, with an empathic and non-judgemental therapist can be a deeply healing process. Having a space where we can be fully ourselves, where we’re invited to slow down, breathe and investigate our inner world and our emotions is necessary, today, more than ever.

We live busy lives and for many, it is difficult to stop and notice, most of the time, what is going on inside us.

Counselling offers a unique opportunity to reconnect to our essence, to find meaning and healing in current and past afflictions. I believe that it also promotes movement when we feel stuck, or lost in our paths, towards a more resilient and happier sense of self, while promoting a deeper understanding of our core needs, values and our true nature. 

Some of the issues which I have experience in working with are: anxiety, depression, panic attacks, eating disorders, addiction, trauma, somatic& physical pain. I also have experience working with clients who are struggling with grief, emotional, sexual and physical abuse, relationship issues, family issues, LGBTQ+ and diversity issues, low self-esteem, as well as being or feeling foreign.

Training, qualifications & experience

My approach to Counselling is Integrative, drawing from a Psychodynamic and Humanistic model. It is also Person Centered, which means that I will adapt sessions according to each client’s unique and individual needs.

I have trained as an Integrative Counsellor at BCPC in Bath, and I have completed also a foundation training in Psychodynamic Counselling at Wessex Counselling, in Frome.

I am constantly updating my training and knowledge, here are some other shorter training (CPD's) that I have recently completed:

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, 2021- Internal Family Systems (IFS) 2020
  • Telephone and Online Counselling Training (2020)
  • A Matter of Life and Death, with Irving Yalom, 2021

  • Active Imagination Workshop, Confer, Feb 2021
  • Endings in Counselling - CPD 2021
  • Counselling Clients with Substance Misuse, CPD 2021
  • Relational Depth - CPD (Counselling Tutor) 2021

  • Existential Psychotherapy (CPD) with Mick Cooper 2021

  • Eco-psychology CG Jung Lectures CPD 2021
  • Sandtray foundation (2022)

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


From £40.00 to £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Currently my concessionary spaces are at capacity. 

When I work

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Further information

Counsellors are required to be in their own therapy throughout training and have ongoing supervision and CPD. I work in accordance with the codes of conduct and ethical practice of BAPC & UKCP and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and I am ICO registered. I also hold a current DBS. All aspects of my work are confidential.  Including: email correspondence, on-line sessions, phone consultations, texts and face to face meetings.

Bath, Somerset, BA1

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