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I'm a fully qualified therapeutic counsellor providing counselling services from my private practice in Bedfordshire. I offer short-term and long-term counselling to adults and young people (aged 16 and above). 


I have worked with individuals experiencing a wide range of difficulties in life, from relationship issues and work stress, to childhood trauma and bereavement. 

I have a special interest in the areas of: 

Anxiety (including general, social and health anxiety)

Infertility and loss

Low self-esteem

Life crisis
Relationship difficulties

Where I work
I currently work in private practice from my therapy room in Bedford town centre. Previously, I have worked for the not-for-profit agency, Bedford Community Counselling, as a schools counsellor for the mental health charity MIND and as a bereavement counsellor for CRUSE Bereavement UK. 

Other areas of work
Prior to training as a counsellor, I worked in a range of communication roles, including as a writer and editor, and in recent years have written much on the emotional and psychological impact of infertility and fertility treatment. 



PG Certificate in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling (Level 7)

BACP Accreditation

BACP Certificate of Proficiency 

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 3)

Introduction to Counselling Skills (Level 2)

Specialised training

  • British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA) Foundation course

  • Awareness in Bereavement Care (CRUSE Bereavement UK)

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adhere to its codes of practice and ethics. I am also a registered member of the British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA).

​I am registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and comply with GDPR regulations. I also hold an enhanced DBS certificate. 

Continuing training

Having been particularly inspired by existential philosophy, I have now been enrolled in a doctoral programme in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling since 2018 at Emmy Van Deurzen's New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in north London. 

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