About me

Qualified and experienced counsellor based in Stroud, Gloucestershire.

I provide a confidential service helping people to explore personal issues in order to feel happier and lead a more fulfilling life.

If you are struggling with feelings of low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, depression or bereavement, or if you are having problems in your relationships at home or at work, counselling might be able to help you to make important changes in your life. 

Counselling provides a special therapeutic relationship where you will not be judged and where you will be given the respect and empathy you need to truly express yourself. Without providing advice, instructions or directions, I aim to empower my clients so that they can work towards a happier future. With the support of a skilled and effective counsellor, you can begin to understand your life, your situation and your feelings in a new way, and come up with your own solutions for problems which previously felt unmanageable. In this way, you can begin to understand your difficult issues and find the power and strength to make things better for yourself.

Sometimes it can be difficult to understand why we act and react in certain ways, why some relationships are so hard to manage and why certain goals are so hard to achieve. As a skilled counsellor I will provide the warmth and empathy required to build trust as well as the intellectual skills to analyse and interpret your feelings and experiences. Counselling can help us to understand the meaning that lies beneath certain behaviours, and with this understanding comes the opportunity for us to change and improve our lives. Counselling will give you the time, space and opportunity to express your feelings in order to understand, heal and change. 

I have 14 years’ experience providing counselling in a variety of settings. I am also a trained mediator (ACAS) and I can provide support with managing conflicts in your personal and professional relationships. 

My qualifications

  • BSc Psychology (1992)
  • Post-graduate Diploma Counselling (1999)
  • MA Counselling and Psychotherapy (2001)
  • BACP registered