About me

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From a very early age I have always been interested in the human mind, how people think, behave and perceive the world.  I have an older brother who is Autistic and as a consequence I learned never to underestimate the importance of psychological, mental and emotional health and the impact that problems can have on our well-being.

After an early career in business, I retrained as a counsellor and now consider myself to be very privileged doing a job I truly believe can make a difference to people’s lives.


My Qualifications

  • Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP (Accred)
  • Higher Diploma in Counselling Practice -Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling Practice – Humanistic Theory
  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificates in:
    – Understanding Stress & Anxiety
    – Effective Brief Psychotherapy
    – How to Lift Self-Esteem
    – Anger Management
    – Understanding Eating Disorders
    – Supporting Victims of Rape & Sexual Abuse
    – Bereavement Counselling
    – Child Protection
    – Health & Well-being in Education
    – Counselling the Young
    – Listening & Speaking with Children & Young People
    – Depression in Teens
    – Support Work in Schools
    – Legal Issues Relating to Therapeutic Work with Children & Young People
  •  Advanced DBS (formerly CRB) certificate
  • Full insurance


I have worked as a counsellor for over 12 years, independently in private practice, in schools, counselling both children and staff, for charities, including children’s charities and also Victim Support counselling victims of crime.

I also run workshops and train others, including the mentoring and supervision of other counsellors.

I have experience of working with a wide range of problems such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, stress and trauma.  Please see Types of Issues for a full list.