About me

I have worked with clients on a variety of issues, but I have particular experience working with anxiety, bereavement, anger, critical / negative thoughts, depression, childhood neglect and relationship issues.

My additional areas of interest and experience include:

  • Infertility
  • Pre- and post-natal depression
  • Asperger syndrome / autism
  • Learning disability
  • Work-related stress


I hold a post-graduate diploma in Humanistic Therapeutic Counselling from the University of Brighton. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I abide by their code of professional conduct and as such have regular supervision and attend ongoing training and workshops for my Continuous Professional Development.

In addition to counselling I have worked in support services including mental health peer support, women’s services and with adults with learning disabilities and / or autism.

Fees and charges

I offer an initial appointment free of charge, so we can get an idea of how it might be to work together. This is an opportunity to meet, talk about what you want from your sessions and answer any questions you might have.

Further sessions are £35-£45 for 50 minutes, depending upon income. I may have limited spaces on reduced rates if you are on a low income.

Why Silver Birches?

picture of silver birch trees

I have always enjoyed being outdoors and in nature. During a difficult period in my life I used to visit a wooded area with lots of silver birches, and it became a special place for me.

In mythology, birch trees are said to represent renewal and new beginnings, which seems appropriate symbolism for a counselling business.