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MA Psychotherapy, MBACP Registered

About me

Hello. I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I practice an open, pluralistic form of counselling that can be adapted to the unique needs of each client, as no two people are alike. I will work collaboratively with you to assess your preferences, needs and expectations, in order to create an effective therapeutic approach for your problems. Counselling may be long-term or short-term. Usually, short-term, time-limited counselling will be more structured and goal-oriented.

I have experience of working with a diverse range of clients with various issues including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement and feelings of loss
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Social phobia
  • Physical, sexual and mental abuse
  • Relationship problems (family/partners/friends/colleagues)
  • Loneliness
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Life changes

I offer video and telephone, as well as in-person, counselling (when possible, and with strict adherence to COVID-19 safety guidelines). For face-to-face counselling, I am located at The Tower Clinic in Leeds. I have some flexibility regarding my available working hours and will try to arrange sessions that are convenient for you, whenever possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, and to arrange an appointment if you would like to do so.

Training, qualifications & experience

Master's Degree in Psychotherapy

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Level 2 Certificates in Awareness of Mental Health Problems; Understanding Autism; and Information, Advice and Guidance.

Additional training I have received includes:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy for depression
  • Counselling clients on the autistic spectrum
  • Substance abuse issues
  • Creative therapies
  • Dementia awareness
  • Awareness of domestic violence and abuse 

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


Additional information

Face-to-face: £40 per 55 minute session.

Phone or video: £35 per 55 minute session.

When I work

Flexible appointments available

Further information

I will do my best to facilitate any reasonable adjustments that you may require due to difference or disability.

The Tower Clinic, 8 Tinshill Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 7AP

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Free parking is available on-site at The Tower Clinic.

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