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So much of the research shows that the most important factor in successful counselling outcomes is the relationship between you as a client and your counsellor so here's a little bit about me to see if you think we might be a good fit.


Feeling safe in the counselling space is vital and, as anybody can theoretically call themselves a therapist, I want to start by letting you know my credentials.  I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (MBACP 392230).    My registration with the BACP evidences that I meet certain standards, follow the BACP's ethical framework in my practice and have undertaken accredited training - my qualifications are listed below.  I am trained to work with adults and teenagers.

I am also registered with the Information Commissioners Office which supports me to keep your data safe.


I have a great deal of professional experience and training to draw on, not only as a counsellor, but also through many years of work in the helping professions.  This has included supporting individuals and families through Action for Children and Barnados, as well as working with survivors of domestic abuse.  Currently, alongside my private practice I continue to volunteer for a national helpline for those experiencing severe distress.  Alongside the life experience that we all gather along the way, these roles have enabled me to gain a strong understanding of how our experiences when we are younger influence the way we respond to stresses and relationships as adults.  Moreover, the resilience and insights of the many people I have worked with have taught me a lot about what is needed for healing after loss and trauma.

- Childhood trauma / abuse

- Grief and loss

- Addiction within the family 

- Work related stress

- Relationship difficulties

- Faith and Spiritual issues

- Depression

- Anxiety 


- Family relationships

- Intimacy issues

- Shame

- Low self-esteem

As a therapist I have worked with people facing a number of different challenges including but not limited to:


Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling

BACP Counselling Young People (11–18 years) Stage 1

Certificate in Counselling

Additional qualifications:

MSc Bristol SW

MPhil (Cantab) Historical Studies

MA Hons (Cantab) History

Recent Continuing Professional Development:

Working with complex trauma: untangling somatic wounds

Working with attachment injury embedded in complex trauma

Working with the Pain of abandonment

Trauma and the Body: Dissociation and Somatisation

Compassion in Therapy Summit

Trauma Super Conference

The Discovery of Will (Psychosynthesis)

Working with complex trauma

The neurobiology of compassion

Online and telephone counselling course


“There is a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.”

Leonard Cohen

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