A Place of Solace and Understanding

If you are living with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, need personalised oncology support, or have another problem that you’re struggling to cope with on your own, I am here to help you heal. My private practice in Rochdale gives people of all ages and cultural backgrounds a place to feel truly seen and listened to, with me taking the time to understand your unique situation. Once we have identified what you wish to work on, I can then draw on a range of therapeutic approaches to provide a form of support that is tailored to you.

Sessions are available from my secluded home practice in Rochdale, with easy access via public transport and car for those in areas like Oldham, Bury, and the wider Greater Manchester area. Therapy over Zoom is also available. Feel free to get in touch with me at any time to find out more.


I have years of experience in working with people to engage with their depression and reach a more positive place. It may feel like your situation will never improve, and that you’ll always feel this way. However, this is not true. If you are willing to look inward and, in a compassionate and curious way, engage with what lies behind your depression, change is possible, and I am here to support you on every step of this journey.


Living with anxiety is extremely difficult, and you shouldn’t feel like you have to battle it on your own. You might find yourself catastrophising over certain issues, always expecting the worst, or feel a constant sense of unease – even when there’s nothing wrong. I am capable of working with all kinds of anxiety, such as generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Oncology Support

Over the years, I have worked extensively with those living with cancer. This could involve supporting individuals going through chemotherapy, helping people come to terms with a terminal diagnosis, or providing a compassionate place for loved ones/family members to express their feelings at this difficult time. My practice gives you a valuable safe haven in which to discuss whatever’s going through your mind.


I can work with individuals, couples and groups to engage with and overcome a broad spectrum of relationship issues. Whether you are having communication issues with a partner, struggling with a separation, running into difficulties with family members, or experiencing bullying at your workplace, I am here to work with people to understand the other’s point of view, improve communication, and formulate a healthier, more compassionate way forward.


Abuse occurs in a number of different ways, and seeking help for this can feel especially difficult. All sessions are completely confidential, with you receiving empathy, understanding, and complete support throughout the process. This is a time for you to speak about what you’re experiencing in any way you want. My service covers domestic abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, and physical abuse.

Low Self-Esteem

I understand that low self-esteem is a problem many people experience – even those who seemingly live successful lives. A lack of self-esteem originates in trauma, so together we will look at this pain you hold inside yourself and explore how it led to you deriving your worth through external things like relationships with others or achievements, rather than your own innate value as a human being, bringing you to a place where you feel empowered again.

Young People Issues

There are so many issues that young people tend to experience during adolescence, such as bullying, low self-esteem, body dysmorphia, anxiety, loneliness, relationship issues, eating disorders, among others. And it can be hard, as a young person, to communicate these difficulties effectively to parents or friends. I take a highly personalised, empathetic approach, making sure the client is comfortable enough to speak openly about the troubles they are facing. Sessions are available for children aged 11 upwards.

Other Issues I Help With

I am a holistic integrative talking therapist, which means we look at all aspects of your emotional and spiritual life ahead of deciding on a particular kind of therapy that suits your needs. Depending on your situation, I can draw from a variety of different approaches, which include:

Anger management

Business coaching

Career coaching

Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME

Coaching supervision

Cultural issues

Development coaching


Executive coaching

Health related issues

Identity issues


Leadership coaching

Life coaching

Men's issues


Personal development

Pregnancy related issues



Sex-related issues

Sexual identity/Sexuality



Women's issues

Work related issues

Interested to know what others have said about my psychotherapy and trauma therapy in Rochdale and online? If so, visit my Testimonials page.

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