A passionate and experienced counsellor

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work as a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor. Having gained more than 10 years experience, I appreciate that each client is an individual with a unique set of needs. I encourage anyone seeking a therapist to find one that is right for you. To support this I offer the initial session at a reduced rate.



I run a private practice after working in residential settings for over 10 years specialising in issues such as: alcohol, substance misuse, depression, anxiety, compulsive disorders, trauma, grief, various forms of abuse, family and relationship difficulties. 
I understand there are obstacles which can present when engaging with therapy such as finding the time, anxiety about the process and financial commitment. But, I can assure you the move to reinvest in yourself is a rewarding and worthwhile one. Over the years I have witnessed individuals change and evolve. They've identified needs, emotions, and developed coping skills to manage and confront problems. Clients have then moved on to lead more meaningful lives. I provide a safe and confidential space that will allow you to talk about any life event or situation that's  causing you distress. In collaboration with you, we will work towards exploring and identifying your potential for growth and change by addressing underlying issues. If you are considering therapy as a means of improving your life, then I can guide you in this endeavour.



Support That Makes a Difference

Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Career coaching, Development coaching, Life coaching, Personal development, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Spirituality

Whatever you’re struggling with, I’m here to help. Contact me to find out more.

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