Cheshire, North west UK




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My counselling room is based at MRH Wellbeing which is situated between Manchester and Liverpool in Widnes (WA8 6NP)

I offer face to face counselling at £40 per 50-minute session.

I also offer online video counselling for clients who are unable to attend face to face appointments.

This includes international clients. 

For more details, please visit my counselling directory page here.


Concerned about a friend or family member's involvement in a destructive group?  Unsure what is the best course of action?

I offer support in the form of...

  • Research and information gathering.

  • Assessment of support needs.

  • Tuition on the psychology of coercive control in groups and how it impacts a person.

  • Guidance on constructive communication with the member.

  • Family interventions and the creation of exit strategies to help a person escape a group.

Also, if your family have collectively left a cult and need support and guidance understanding your experience, I am also able to assist in this.

Prices vary depending on the service required.  But as a general guide, I charge £200 per 1/2 day (which includes all telephone appointments and research prior to the meeting). A quote will be given following a telephone assessment.


I deliver training events or talks on the subject of coercive control and its impact on mental health and I can tailor training or talks to meet the needs of your organisation or group.  This might cover topics such as coercion and control in cultic/extremist groups, unhealthy relationships or work environments, human trafficking etc.

I do not charge to deliver talks at educational institutes or for charities, this is a free service. However, I do charge for training events that I host myself and prices will be posted when each event is advertised.

I have recently produced material for a one-day training event which addresses the issue of cultic abuse and explores...


  • What is a cult? (Challenges of definitions and identifying a group)

  • Personality types of cult leaders

  • Theories of thought reform/mind control

  • The psychology of persuasion

  • The structure of a cult and recruitment processes

  • Case studies 

  • Escaping a cult and the impact on mental health

  • Recovery


This training is aimed at counsellors, educators, concerned family members and friends, and anybody else interested in learning how cult groups work.


Please visit the 'Events' link at the top of the page for upcoming training and events.