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About me

Welcome to my page. The world can be a big and overwhelming place at times and can cause feelings of anxiety and low mood. It can be difficult to navigate when you are feeling this way. It’s great that you have chosen to look for support. 

By using person-centred, CBT and solution focused approaches, I can help you explore these big and difficult feelings, without telling you what to do, and without any judgement.

Counselling offers you a safe space where you can explore how you’re feeling. Its a safe space to be with whatever you are feeling in that moment. Counselling is a place to muddle things through and a place to explore and experience your feelings, and their meaning, to lighten the load and move forward with less and less to carry. I will endeavour to walk alongside you as you go on this exploration and support you through decisions to be made and directions to take, and all the emotions you feel along the way.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified, registered counsellor (MBACP). 

  • Diploma and Master's in Counselling Psychology.

I have gained training and experience in working with low mood, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, trauma and other common mental health problems using an integrative approach over the past 8 years. This means I have experience of working with adults and young people (14-18) with a variety of mental health issues in various different settings such as education, mental health charities and the NHS. I have developed ways of working holistically that values you as a person and your life experiences.

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session

Additional information

I offer an initial, no-cost 15 minute online or phone session to explore working together

Sessions are £50 for 50 minutes, and some concessionary rates for students/ low income are available.

When I work

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Birmingham, B26

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