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About Me

I am a fully qualified, BACP registered counsellor. My approach is psychodynamic, which means that I focus on the relevance of past experiences to present day issues. 

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Searching for a counsellor when you feel you need some extra help in your life can be a difficult task. When you are feeling vulnerable and confused, it can be hard to make decisions. When you contact me be phone or email, we can discuss what you want from counselling. I offer an initial free telephone consultation to help you decide if counselling is for you. It can be hard to know who is the right counsellor for you and this first contact can give you some idea of what to expect.

Research shows that the single most important factor in the success of counselling to effect change, is the relationship between counsellor and client. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space to enable clients to explore their issues, facilitating this with empathy, warmth and consistency.

Each counselling relationship is unique. I aim to establish an atmosphere of deep trust and create a space where all thoughts and feelings can be explored. Feelings can be complex and confused but all feelings are valid, all are trying to tell us something. This space and trust can enable the counselling relationship to unblock some of this confusion.


As a counsellor, I will not tell you what to do, advise or steer you. As a client, you know yourself best and accessing counselling is a way for you to discover your own path. Together we can explore and question the ways in which your past affects your present. Counselling offers a safe space in which to do this with a trained professional who has no agenda of their own.

From my own personal experience of counselling, I know that to hear yourself speak, to feel yourself exist outside of your everyday relationships, can be an experience that leads you to a greater sense of freedom and autonomy. The relationship with the counsellor provides the backdrop for you to see yourself clearly, through your own eyes, separate from the reflection of yourself you see in your other relationships.


I work both in private practice and as a counsellor for Evolve Community Counselling where I offer my services to clients who might otherwise not be able to access counselling. I strongly believe that counselling should be available to everyone, not the sole preserve of those who can afford it.

BACP and Ethics

I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their ethical guidelines.

Membership of the BACP guarantees that a counsellor is appropriately qualified and ensures that counsellors are monitored for complaints.

BACP guidelines cover many areas, all designed to ensure that counsellors are acting in the best interests of their clients. They include a commitment to broadening my expertise through continued training to keep my knowledge up to date and engaging in regular supervision with a highly experienced counsellor who oversees my work.

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