01904 671148 / 07751 635542
As an experienced and well qualified counsellor/psychotherapist who is BACP Accredited, I offer a caring, supportive and confidential space for individuals and couples. I use approaches that are beneficial and relevant to each unique client (Humanistic and Integrative), each person is an individual and, therefore, their concerns and the strategies needed to cope with them will be different.
I have a passion for helping people to increase their self-confidence and learn strategies that will enable them to work towards fulfilling their potential and/or make the changes that they want to make. I began my counselling career in the early 1990's when, as volunteer supporter/counsellor at York Victims Support Scheme, I recognised that, although I had good listening/communication skills, I sometimes did not have the skills and knowledge to help clients to move forward from their experiences.
At times when we are experiencing difficulties we may need someone to support us and, although family and friends can be extremely supportive, sometimes we need to speak to someone who has no emotional involvement in our issues and who can be objective and use their skills and knowledge to guide us towards where we want to be.
I offer short and long term therapy which usually takes place in my private practice room in York or, by arrangement, in workplace settings (also, if clients have mobility problems, etc., I may be able to see them in their homes). Telephone counselling is also an option.
I am happy for you to contact me by telephone or email to briefly discuss your requirements, or to arrange an initial appointment. At the end of the initial session we will decide whether further sessions would be beneficial for you and, if so, the number of sessions required.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Counsellor Supervision
MBACP Accredited Counsellor
Certificate in Life Coaching
Diploma in Life Coaching
Critical Incident Stress Debriefer
Certificate in Teaching Adult Learners
I have worked with a wide range of issues (ie relationship problems, anxiety and depression, stress, low self-esteem, workplace difficulties, trauma, loss, etc.), in a variety of settings: private practice, public and private organisations, workplace counselling, education and the voluntary sector. My clients have come from a variety of backgrounds and ages, I see individuals and couples. I also supervise other counsellors.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Individuals: £35 - £40 per 50 - 60 minute session
Couples: £45 - £50 per 50 - 60 minute session
Supervision: £40 - £45 per hour
(£30 per hour for the supervision of student counsellors)
Some concessions are available.
Training and workshops: please contact me to discuss your specific requirements.
As well as daytime appointments, I am able to offer some evening and Saturday morning appointments. I mainly work from a room on Malton Road, between York and Monks Cross shopping centre - car parking is available.
I am also a qualified Counsellor Supervisor, Life Coach, trainer and teacher, I can offer consultancy and group facilitation too
The following are some examples of the personal and professional development training that I deliver: Counselling/ Communication Skills; Assertiveness Skills; Building Self-Esteem; Anger Management; Supervision; Group Working/Team Building; Stress Management; Conflict Management, Mental Health Awareness, Working with People who have Emotional Difficulties, Rebuilding after your Relationship has Ended, etc.
I am able to design bespoke training when required.
Please contact me, without obligation, to discuss any of the services that I am able to offer.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Supervision & training