How are you...  really??

If your answer to this is anything other than "fine, thanks" I'm here to listen.
Whatever you are going through, you don’t have to face it alone


I’m glad you’ve found my page – thanks for stopping by.

Counselling can be daunting. I want to help you feel safe here. Grab a cuppa. Have a look around. Take your time. See if it feels right for you.

‘Therapy’ and the ideas or expectations of what will happen are different for everyone. Maybe you’ve experienced counselling before – in a different capacity – and found it helpful. Perhaps it wasn’t useful, and you’re looking to try a different approach. Maybe your only opinions of what therapy will look like come from films or TV.

You might have something you need to talk about – that you can’t share with the people who know you – that has been impacting you for a long time. You may just feel ‘stuck’, or have big (or small) life changes to figure out and come to terms with.

Having a space that is just for you – where someone is invested in what you have to say – is powerful. In ordinary life, that dedicated time is so rare.

Within the therapy space, there is no right or wrong thing to say. There is no judgement. I promise to listen to you – really listen – and respond in a way that helps you start making sense of your situation. I may challenge your perceptions. I can’t promise you won’t cry. Some weeks may feel messy, chaotic and really hard. You might not want to come back. Stick with it. Other times you’ll feel like you’ve discovered a new lease of life – with meaning and purpose and passion.

I don’t offer my interpretations or explanations of what your thoughts might mean. Nor do I have any tools that I use or homework that I set. I have some resources I can share if these might be useful. There’s no magic solutions (sorry!). But mostly, no judgement.

There is nothing wrong with you for seeking therapy.

Just by being here and reading this, you are taking a huge step in acknowledging you want something in your life to change. I know that can feel scary. If you’re not ready yet, that’s ok too. Be kind to yourself, and know I’ll be here whenever you do feel ready.



Mon-Fri: 9 am-6 pm, Sat: 8 am-12 pm

About Me... 

I’m Bev.

I have worked in various care roles since 2007. I studied BSc Psychology with The Open University, aged 25 and MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy at Keele University from 2018 (aged 31) - with a firm belief that it is never too late to change where your life is heading. 

My therapeutic experience includes working with Adults and Young People (11+) with a wide variety of difficulties including:

 - anxiety + depression

 - bullying

 - work-related stress 

- bereavement

- neurodiversity

- abuse + domestic violence

- cancer, terminal illness + end of life


- self-harm + suicidal thoughts

- fertility 

This list is not exhaustive - I am open to listen to what is challenging you, to work together towards positive change. 

I am fully insured and DBS checked. 

When I am not working, I love to spend time recharging in nature - whether that's a local woodland dog walk or camping adventures further afield.  

 What to expect... 

I’m a qualified counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I work with adults, teenagers and children (11+).   I can offer a confidential space where you can explore what you need, to help you move forward or find acceptance.

I work online (via Google Meet), by telephone and I offer Walk and Talk therapy sessions in the North Staffordshire area.

I can offer short-term or long-term therapy to suit your needs.

Person or client-centred therapy is based on the view that everyone has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change, given the right conditions. Rather than being seen as the expert and directing the therapy, the counsellor offers unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence to help you come to terms with any negative feelings and to change and develop in your own way.

It’s nothing like talking to a friend or colleague or family member. As a neutral outsider, I won’t tell you what you should or should not do. I won’t tell you what I think you want to hear. I will share what I think is going on for you – you’re welcome to correct me. I won’t tiptoe around a topic; nor will I force you to share anything you do not feel ready to explore. We will go at your pace. I’ll walk alongside you, meeting you where you are with what you share, in hopes of helping you better understand yourself, your experiences, and your responses and how you navigate your own world.

Get in Touch...

I work unusual hours or may be with a client, so I may not always be able to answer your call. I aim to respond to all enquiries within 2 days.

Once you make contact, I can offer you a brief (15 minute) phone call, where you can ask questions and share briefly what has brought you to therapy.

We will then agree a mutually convenient time for your first appointment, and I will text you the details and email the counselling agreement.

Please be aware that I will not leave you a message unless you let me know this is ok to do so.

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Booking and Fees...

Telephone and Online sessions - £50.00

Walk and Talk Therapy (North Staffordshire area only) - £50.00

All sessions are to be paid at least 72 hours before the session is due to take place.

I accept payment by bank transfer or PayPal.



Mon-Fri: 9 am-6 pm, Sat: 8 am-12 pm

Resources and Links... 

I do not offer a crisis service.

If you are in crisis, or feel you may pose an immediate risk to yourself or someone else, contact the emergency services, your GP or your local NHS crisis team.

Mental Health Helpline for Urgent Help - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Contact Us | Samaritans

Home - Mind

mental health self help apps - Google Search

Self-help resources — Talking Change

Self Help Leaflets - Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (ntw.nhs.uk)