I spent 23 years in industry in a range of roles before qualifying as a person-centred counsellor in 2001. This type of counselling places emphasis on your ability to find your own solutions, with the right support. I continued to train further in different therapeutic approaches and now work in an integrative way, which means I use the best approach to fit your particular needs. I have experience of working with children and adults in a variety of environments (prison, primary, secondary and SEBD schools and community organisations).

I see children, parents and adults in my private practice, based at home – a comfortable and safe place to help you feel relaxed and supported. I aim to bring warmth and humour to any working relationship. I am very honest and down to earth - no airy-fairyness!


2020  Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling (Counselling Tutor) 

2014  PG Cert in Counselling Supervision (Univ of Chester)

2009  MA in Education (Therapeutic Approaches) (Liverpool JMU)

2007  PG Dip in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy (Liverpool JMU)

2004  PG Cert in Counselling Children & Young People (Univ of Liverpool)

2001  Diploma in Counselling

Plus many more training courses and conferences run by social services, employers and BACP

I am fully insured and an accredited member of the BACP, which means that my practice has been deemed to meet their standards for a competent, ethical and independent practitioner. This means more than just being on the accredited register, as so many other counsellors are. I'm also a member of their Private Practice division.  

I have regular supervision to ensure good ethical practice. I am also a registered member of the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) to comply with GDPR regulations (ref Z3535150).