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Grief Support Services
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Therapists Information
Therapist Member Level:
  • Level 2
Counselling / therapy models / approaches:

Therapeutic approach - Systemic
Coaching approach - Systemic (NLP and Solution-Focused) and Motivational Interviewing

Special Interests:

Traumatic Grief/Prolonged Grief

Face to face training:

Diploma in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples

Certified Compassionate Bereavement Care Provider in traumatic grief

Certificates in Facilitating Group Therapy

Narrative Therapy (Level 2)

Diploma in NLP (Master Practitioner)


Online training:

Diploma in Online Counselling
Diploma in End-of-Life Therapy
Certificate Bereavement Counselling
Certificate in Complicated Grief Treatment

Professional organisation memberships :

ACTO (Association of Counselling & Therapy Online)
AFT (Association of Family Therapy)
BAATN (Black, African and Asian Therapy Network)
NSMHF (National Spirituality & Mental Health Forum)
IASC (International Association of Spiritual Care)
BACiP (British Association of Christians in Psychology)
UKBHC (UK Board of Healthcare Chaplains)
Creative Counsellors Club

Code of Ethics adhered to:

I adhere to and follow the code of ethics and framework of ACTO, NRPC, AFT

Description of my therapy services: Holistic Companioning for those with life-limited illnesses, counselling and therapy, coaching and training.
Experience of working online:

I have worked with individuals and families online with various organisations, from the charity sector to local authority to the healthcare sector.


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Fees vary across the services provided. For example,

60 min session - £60
90 min session - £90

Please enquire further for your particular service need.

Additional Information
Membership Number: 710

Are you stuck in emotional pain from grief or struggling with feelings of guilt, regret or anger?

If so, then I’m glad you are seeking help for it. We can gently walk the grief journey together until you feel able to continue that journey without me.

What I do

I provide emotional and spiritual support to help you remember the passing and the memory of your departed with more love & lightness than pain.

Connecting to, and processing, the suffering of traumatic losses and deaths within my own life has enabled me to be able to hold hope for you and to create a hospitable healing space for you to express the full range of your feelings, from tears, despair to rage and to eventually be able to re-connect with your departed through acknowledgement and integration.

I am a spiritually-based counsellor, psychotherapist and coach working with the dying and bereaved, with a specialism in traumatic grief (terminal illness and sudden loss & death). I am experienced and trained to work online with families as well as individual young people and adults, using creative approaches sometimes when words can't be found to express your grief. My coaching approach uses an evidence-based programme for bereaved caregivers to support themselves while supporting the children in their care.

How I Work

When you’re feeling fragile, we'll find a way that’s right for you, by helping you to find meaning, acceptance of ‘what is’ and the courage to carry on – so that you can experience relief from your emotional pain, distress and suffering to adapt and rebuild your life again.

My knowledge and working experience in the fields of psychology, counselling/therapy, theology and the arts, especially in end-of-life and bereavement care extends over 25 years.

I have a passion for helping people to express themselves. Being creatively expressive can be very helpful for trauma recovery. Because I am a classically-trained singer/musician, actress and writer, I try to incorporate these and other creative arts into my practice, if clients find it helpful. Many people find that these expressive outlets helps them to find personal meaning and hope, in order to reduce their suffering.

I use an inter-cultural, systemic and strengths-based approach to my work, paying attention to the importance of age, family role, race, culture, religious / spiritual beliefs, values, gender, as well as the realities of physical health / abilities, and the impact that socio-economic issues may have upon you. I draw upon my multi-disciplinary knowledge of differing cultural beliefs and spirituality, psychology and the arts, to offer a pathway of hope – from life-limiting diagnosis or life-changing trauma to after-care from a loss or bereavement.


I work flexibly. Initially, I can see you weekly or fortnightly (your choice) for 60 minutes. As the work progresses and you develop the resilience to cope better, I can see you less frequently such as once a month, or occasional top up/maintenance sessions but this can be negotiated based on your needs.

For further information about me, please see the About Me page on my website at



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