It’s so great to meet you!
I’m passionate about helping people understand themselves to find clarity and calm, and deal better with the challenges life throws as us.
Because I have been there, struggling with noisy negative thoughts, fear of overwhelm and stuck in patterns of behaviour that didn’t serve me.
Full of self-doubt, I didn’t even realise I said yes when I really wanted to say no sometimes.
I hid my head in the sand for far too long and told myself “I’m fine”.
For most of my adult life, I worked in London as a solicitor in the City. I had a nice flat and a thriving social life, and thought I was on a path to ‘success’. Except I wasn’t happy and I couldn’t understand why.
A therapist helped me see that behind ‘seeming’ fine I was really struggling. I found calm and learnt to like and respect myself.
With the support and encouragement of a therapist, I began making better decisions for myself and started to live a more authentic and happier life.
I’m a therapist and counsellor in Didsbury, Chorlton and Urmston, Manchester and online.
If you’d like to understand yourself better, make a change, feel more at ease with yourself or get support through a transition, I can help. I firmly believe that you write your own life story. However, it can feel hard to face things alone or make sense of the challenges life can present.
Insured and registered with the ICO for data protection purposes.
Fully qualified BACP therapist and counsellor also in Advanced Training in Psychotherapy towards UKCP accreditation. I see clients in Didsbury, Urmston and Chorlton, Manchester and online through Zoom.
You will find that my manner is warm and friendly, and I will listen without judgement. I’m down-to-earth, calm and genuine, and I encourage you to be yourself too.
Diploma in therapeutic counselling
Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinction)
Certificate in online counselling and therapy
Postgraduate training in counselling and psychotherapy with children and young people
Gender, sexuality and relationship diversity training including kink-aware and training in polyamorous and non-monogamous relationships
Specific training in counselling and psychotherapy for grief and loss
Transactional Analysis 101
Certificate in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice
ILM Level 5 Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring
BA (Hons) Philosophy degree and MA (Hons) Cantab
MEd in Secondary Education
LGBT+ helpline volunteer
Volunteer and freelance youth worker
Adult counselling and psychotherapy services
Workshop facilitator in secondary schools