About me

I'm a person centred counsellor with over twenty five years clinical experience of working with both couples and individuals. In 1975 I trained as a nurse in the NHS, working in both mental health and general nursing. While nursing I felt that many of the mental health problems people were suffering with could have been helped at a much earlier stage with counselling or psychotherapy.  I left nursing to have my two children but, in 1988 decided to train as a relationship counsellor with Relate.  I remained with Relate for eight years then went on to develop my own private counselling practice.  At the same time I completed a degree in therapeutic counselling at Leeds Metropolitan University and went on to study brief dynamic psychotherapy. I have worked in various medical settings and currently see clients from five Employee Assisted Programs (EAP's). I recently completed training in hypnotherapy and am able to offer an integrated counselling and hypnotherapy approach.  I have experience in dealing with a varied range of issues and problems and tailor my approach to your individual needs. 

  • Relate cert cc
  • BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Counselling
  • SEN (General and Mental illness)
  • DipHPsych - Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
  • HPD - Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma
  • Certificate in Stress Management
  • DipNLP

BACP Accredited Counsellor
I abide by the bacp Ethical Framework for Good Practice in counselling and psychotherapy and the NCH code of conduct.
UKRC Registered Independent Counsellor