Person-centred counselling
Hypnotherapy, CBT and NLP



I offer virtual appointments on Zoom / Facetime

I specialise in working with adolescents and young adults but also have extensive experience of working with adults. My lower age limit is 11 years.


I'm Val and I have been a counsellor for many years. I have over 30 years of professional qualified experience and I specialise in working with adolescents and young adults in a warm, caring and practical way.

My approach aims to help individuals feel able to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours safely and to help find ways of moving forward in a way the client feels will be healthy and appropriate for themselves.

During my whole working career, I have worked in the Mental Health Services, and I consider it part of my DNA!

People contact me for all sorts of problems, I'm not here to tell you what to do, but listen and work with you towards understanding, decision making, strategies for anxiety, depression, self-harm etc, or simply as someone to talk to and help with whatever is going on for you at the time. I work in a relaxed and humorous way, helping to create a comfortable setting for you to work on yourself.

In my career, I have worked in the NHS, Colleges and Schools. In addition I have had a very successful private practice and I have helped many people to overcome issues such as; anxiety, panic, depression, social phobia, self-harm, low confidence and self esteem issues, bereavement, identity, sexuality and many, many other issues.

My training and approach include a number of perspectives; Person-Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, NLP and Hypnotherapy. I use approaches from each to help people make decisions and changes in their lives.

I offer a friendly, practical, confidential, and non-judgemental service. Our first session gives the opportunity to determine whether working together will be a suitable fit and to work on a plan to help you move forward.

Appointments are offered throughout the week, with some availability after school for young people and those in work.

I possess a current Enhanced Disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


* Diploma in Counselling
* MSc in Psychology and Counselling
* Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
* Diploma in Case Work Supervision
* Master Hypnotist
* Diploma Hypnotherapist,
* Diploma Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

Please email so that we can have a conversation about your needs.