About Me

The average person throughout their lifetime spends roughly six months waiting at traffic lights.

If you are truly happy to be alone with yourself in these ‘empty moments’ then you don’t need to engage in therapy.

If however you are not, and find yourself feeling stressed, anxious, or emotionally lost then therapy could help you find a new direction.

There is no magical cure for the many and varied challenges that we face in our lifetime, neither is there an assurance that we can overcome them.

What is known is that sharing your emotions in a confidential, non-judgmental environment where you feel validated will facilitate in finding the answer that works for you.

Quite simply, that’s how therapy works.

No opinions, no judgments, and no “told you so’s”  that well-meaning friends and family members might utter! But instead, a safe place where you can be you, to make sense of the situation and to explore your options

As your therapist I am not emotionally involved, neither am I an authority of what works best for you. You are!

My role is to help you build trust, find the courage to express how you really feel, and in doing so discover the answer you are seeking. Whether you are engaging in therapy for the first time, or returning to explore a new issue I will work with you and your agenda.

I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor, which means that I use different counselling models and tailor them to meet your personal needs. After all, one size does not fit all! I have worked with children, young people and adults in private practice, doctors surgeries, prisons, supported accommodation, rehabilitation units, and schools & colleges.

I am an Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) . This provides an assurance that I will act ethically, professionally and with integrity in all my dealings with you.

I am passionate about learning! I continue to invest in me and attend regular training events and seminars to further my knowledge and professional skills. I am committed in delivering the best I can be for you.

I am experienced in working with Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Phobias, Addiction, Bereavement, Shame, Loss, Fears, Relationships, Anger, Eating Disorders, Low Self Esteem, Self Harm, Guilt, Regret, Abandonment, Abuse.

Training & Qualifications:

Diploma in Integrative Counselling

CBT  for Anxiety Disorders

Working with Attachment Theory

Working with Addiction

Qualified Mental Health First Aider

Safeguarding with children, young people & vulnerable adults

Bereavement Counselling with Cruse

Freedom Programme – Awareness of Domestic Violence & Abuse