About me

I am a fully qualified, experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. I work with individuals of all ages, from teenagers to those in their nineties, and with people from different cultures and backgrounds. I have worked with a number of local counselling organisations, including Mind, and have a reputation for being warm, supportive and non-judgemental. I always put you at the heart of our working relationship, and will work with you, at your pace, to help you to achieve what you want from counselling. My training is psychodynamic – this means that, if appropriate, I am able to help you look at how past relationships and events may be the root of current problems.

Areas of Expertise
  •  Depression
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Bereavement
  • Past trauma, including sexual and physical abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Anger issues
  • Relationship problems
  • Lack of self-esteem
  • The impact of major life changes, eg divorce, redundancy, retirement
  • Living with illness
  • Caring for others
  • Feeling stuck and wanting to change
  • Personal development
  • MA in Education
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic)
  • Certificate in Assessment Skills
  • PGCE (Social Sciences)

I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which is the professional body which regulates the profession, ensuring that I work ethically and safely. I am passionate about psychology and counselling, and have written for professional journals, run a forum for local counsellors to share good practice and tutor psychology to degree level. I continually update my skills through professional development and I possess certificates in both adult and child safeguarding. I have regular supervision to ensure that my work meets professional standards.