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I am a qualified counsellor, offering both online and face-to-face sessions. I offer a confidential, supportive and non-judgemental environment to support you to gain clarity and a deeper understanding of yourself.

I understand that it may seem daunting to begin therapy and it may be hard to reach out. Whether you would like to get support for emotional health or personal growth, I would invite you to contact me, so that we can have a relaxed, brief chat about what you are looking for in your therapeutic journey.

Please read on for more information about me and the help I offer. Feel free to contact me with any enquiries you may have.


I am passionate about psychological and emotional wellbeing. I believe that we all have the capacity for positive change and personal growth. I adopt an empathic, compassionate and respectful approach. It is important that we build a trusting relationship so that you feel safe to explore anything that might be troubling you, and get the best out of your sessions.

My style is collaborative and focused on here-and-now, while exploring the past experiences when it feels relevant. This also involves paying attention to past/present relational experiences (including the therapeutic relationship).

My approach is integrative, underpinned by Transactional Analysis. Transactional Analysis is a versatile and efficient approach to therapy which incorporates important aspects of different types of modalities (humanistic, cognitive behavioural and psychoanalytic). This type of therapy is very versatile as it can be used as a solution-focused approach or it can also be applied to long-term therapy.

about me

I have experience of working with people (18+) from diverse backgrounds, experiencing a wide range of emotional difficulties, including anxiety, depression, low-mood, low self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions (becoming a parent, changing jobs, retirement, relocation, children leaving home etc.), long term health conditions, stress management, grief and loss, childhood trauma and trust issues. I have particular interest in attachment issues, relational trauma and neurodiversity.

I have provided counselling and psychotherapy in a variety of settings, including Mind and the NHS (Essex Partnership University Trust), where I have been working as an Honorary Psychotherapist.

I work with individuals, couples and groups. I am also a UKCP registered trainee psychotherapist in the advanced stages of a MSc in Psychotherapy. This means that I have undertaken rigorous training to help with deep-rooted issues.

As part of my commitment to continuous professional development (CPD), I regularly attend further courses and workshops. I regularly attend professional supervision in accordance with BACP and UKCP guidelines.


Clinical Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Ongoing training

MSc in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy

Professional Registration and Membership

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Registered Member

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), Registered Trainee Member

International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis (IARTA), Trainee Member

Some of the issues I can help you with: