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B.Ed Dip.Therapeutic Counselling Dip.Hypnotherapy MBACP Reg

About me

Experiencing unwanted, anxious feelings that are getting in the way of how you live each day?

  • Unhappy in your closest relationships and looking for more?
  • Questioning your ability to go to work and fulfil the job you're expected to do?
  • Anxious about how you're going to cope with all that's coming your way?

Life going OK then suddenly something happens that knocks you off track?

  • Thoughts from things in the past resurface reminding you of things you'd rather forget?
  • Questioning yourself and going over and over what to do, how things could have been different, will life ever be ok again?
  • Wondering who you can talk to? Who'll have the time to listen? Who can help?

Struggling to make sense of why things are the way they are, why does it always happen to me, why's life so unfair?

  • Tired of asking yourself why you keep getting in these messes, the same situations that leave you feeling unhappy, uncertain, unsafe?
  • Asking how it is your challenges keep getting in the way of you being ok?
  • Knowing that there must be some way to sort the way you're feeling but don't see how to get there on your own?

I offer professional, confidential online psychotherapy and counselling for men, women and couples in the UK, Europe and around the world using Skype, Zoom and FaceTime together with face to face sessions on request. As a highly qualified and skilled trauma based relational therapist and coach, I aim to help you to effectively resolve your emotional and psychological problems in a respectful, non-judgemental, supportive therapeutic environment.

Bringing the balanced approach of theory and lived experience, I work from a Person-Centred foundation blending Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Time Line Therapy, Transactional Analysis informed Couples Therapy and Trauma Based Therapy to support your individual specific challenges, issues and needs.

I am fortunate that together with numerous clients, we have worked face to face, online using video conferencing and over the telephone, to edit their lives and reclaim inner power, live life by design and create healthy, happy relationships, starting with the one they have with themselves
… So, I know that we can make that change for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) - Level 4 Person-Centred Therapeutic Counselling 2022

Member of the General Hypnotherapy Council - Clinical Hypnotherapist 2019 / Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner Tutor 2021

Member of the Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP) - NLP Master Practitioner 2020/ Practitioner 2011

Member of the Time Line Therapy Association - Master Time Line Therapist 2020

International Coaching Federation - Professional Certified Coach, Personal Performance Coach 2011 

Transactional Analysis 101 2022

Couples Counselling Using Transactional Analysis 2022

Trauma Based Therapist 2022

Rewind Therapy Practitioner 2018

Thought Field Therapy Practitioner 2013

Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner 2019

Adult Mental Health First Aider 2019

Youth Mental Health First Aider 2020

Mindfulness Practitioner 2020

Enhanced DBS- checked (Disclosure and Baring Service) 2022

Working for over 30 years in Education as a Senior Leader and Classroom Practitioner in both Mainstream and Special Needs Schools - Bachelor of Education Degree 1986.

Blending these skills to create bespoke therapy based on individual needs and those of couples, I work with clients who are experiencing challenges with

  • Anxiety
  • Compulsive behaviour
  • Unresolved Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief and Bereavement Support including miscarriage and stillbirth
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Low self-esteem
  • Conflict resolution in the workplace
  • Workplace stress
  • Unfulfilled expectations of self and others

My extensive experience of working with Neuro Divergent young people in Education has supported my client work. I have successfully worked with both young people and adults on the Autistic Spectrum, including work as the named therapist on EHCP paperwork, with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder challenges and Gender Identity. 

I am fully insured and registered for data protection.

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.

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From £70.00 to £700.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

Free initial 15 minute telephone or online conversation.

Individual sessions 60 minutes £70

Couples sessions up to 90 minutes £100

Packages of multiple sessions are available by request - If you buy more than 4 sessions in a block you will get a reduction of 10%

Payment to be made via bank transfer or Stripe prior to the start of the session.

I require 24 hours notice for cancelled sessions otherwise the session must be paid for in accordance with my cancellation policy.

Packages of multiple sessions are available at a reduced rate by request.

When I work

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Further information

I know what it's like to feel like you need help but don't know where to find the help that you need. I also know how scary and daunting it can be to share things that are really bothering you with a stranger, especially when they've been going on for some time or other people seem to cope with things that have just become too much for you. As a woman of faith, I also understand how culture, religion and family expectations can stop you from speaking out about how life is for you and that you are struggling. If there are any questions that you have about the service I offer and how it can support you at this time please get in touch by telephone or email.

Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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