Update: Due to COVID-19, face to face sessions will, unfortunately, not be available until further notice. Online Skype or Zoom sessions will continue to be available for both new and ongoing couples and individuals. 

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I am a Relate trained relationship counsellor with many years’ experience, working with people in a variety of circumstances.

I aim to create a safe, non-blaming and positive space in which to reduce your anxieties, offer hope and practical strategies to help you move forward.

Creating a trusting and comfortable relationship between the client and the counsellor is a key element to successful therapy.

My approach is integrative, which means that I draw on a range of different counselling skills to help clients achieve the change they desire but always with sensitivity.

Counselling qualifications:

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Relationship therapy (Psychosexual Therapy), accredited by the University of Hull
  • Relate Certificate in Marital and Couple Counselling (Theory and Practice)
  • Advanced Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples awarded by the Institute of Family Therapy (IFT)
  • Relate post qualifying training in Counselling Young People

Further specialised short training:

  • Mindful sex and relationship therapy
  • Gender and sexual diversity
  • Mind/body
  • The Foundation for Infant Loss
  • Grief

Additional information:

  • I am an accredited member of the College for Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)
  • I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and psychotherapy (BACP)
  • I am listed on the Relate Directory of Practitioners
  • I am a Foundation for Infant Loss accredited member (FFIL)
  • I have Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau clearance (DBS)
  • I adhere to the COSRT and BACP strict Codes of Ethics and Practice
  • I undertake regular training as part of my Continuing Professional Development
  • I attend monthly supervisions to maintain professional standards of therapy.