Welcome to Brighter Futures Personal Growth.

I see adults and children from all over Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and beyond, and also offer Zoom sessions for clients elsewhere in the UK and overseas. I have been working as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist for over 25 years – both in the NHS and private practice – and as an Executive Coach for almost 10 years.

What I have found in my many years of practice is that commitment and regular, consistent appointments are the key to lasting results for my clients. So the way that I work is rather different from other therapists, in that I don’t offer single sessions or see clients on a sporadic basis. Instead I offer bespoke personal growth programmes of 3, 6 or 12 months’ duration, with the option to continue at the end on a maintenance programme if needed.

The benefits of working this way are that it avoids short client/therapist engagements which do not serve the client’s needs longer term, and it encourages a greater level of commitment from clients which, in turn, enables them to experience deeper and longer lasting results.

My programmes combine the best of traditional approaches to talking therapy and coaching with innovative new techniques, and include an in-depth assessment, a number of 1:1 sessions and a host of extra features to support people between sessions. These programmes are offered to:


The majority of my adult clients are women – typically between the ages of 35-70 – and include senior executives, business owners and high profile individuals in the public eye, seeking absolute discretion (entertainers, sportspeople, politicians and media personalities), or they may be the wives/partners of such individuals.

My adult clients are commonly battling anxiety or depression, or are experiencing relationship problems (often a separation or divorce), family problems or bereavement.  I offer 3 different programmes:

‘Confusion to Clarity’  – a 3 month crisis resolution programme

‘Phoenix Rising’ – a 6 month trauma recovery programme

‘Four Seasons’ – a 12 month personal growth programme


I also specialise in working with children and young people from the age of 5-18 who are struggling with any issue that is causing them to feel stressed, unhappy or anxious.

Children between the ages of 5-12 are offered a 3 or 6 month ‘Seedlings’ programme of support which incorporates counselling, play therapy, EFT and coaching and can include animal assisted therapy if a child would like this.

Teenagers between the ages of 13-18 are offered a 3 or 6 month ‘Saplings’ programme of support which is similar in approach to the Seedlings programme, but is tailored towards adolescents and does not incorporate play therapy.

Potential clients are always offered a free 30 minute telephone consultation with me, which can be booked through my website. It’s a chance for you to tell me more about yourself (or your child) and your situation and it enables me to get a sense of you (or your child), what your needs are and how I can serve you best. If we feel like a good fit, I can explain more about the programmes I offer and you can ask me any questions you may have.  Book your call here