Ivy Cottage
Haworth Road
West Yorkshire
BD13 5DU

01535274046 / 07710 431832

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Ivy Cottage
Haworth Road
West Yorkshire
BD13 5DU

01535274046 / 07710 431832

About me

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Most of us experience at some time in our lives pain, difficulties, challenges, indecisiveness, a feeling sometimes of a dissatisfaction with life and not being on right `track'. Talking to family and friends can help but sometimes they want what they think is best for us or we don't want to worry them.

My aim is to provide a safe, welcoming and confidential space whereby you can explore stuck thoughts, feelings and behaviour. With greater awareness and using inner wisdom and intuition it is possible to gain clarity on whatever is affecting your well-being. Greater awareness can lead to changing destructive patterns in life/relationships that are not working and to live in a more satisfying way.

My interest and work in counselling has developed over a period of 25 years. I have always had a passionate interest in how we become the people we are,why we repeat the same old patterns in life, such as poor relationships.

I have worked, studied and trained in a variety of settings, voluntary organisations, work environments, educational establishments and have a flourishing private practice. Throughout the past 20 years I have also been on my own life journey and   have come to believe that, with increasing awareness, we all have the potential to make healthier choices in life and to change whatever is not working for us.

I would see you initially for an assessment session to decide if I can help and if you want to work with me. If you do we would initially meet for maybe 6 - 10 sessions then review. It will be up to you to decide to finish or to stay as long as you need. I offer short solution-focussed and also longer term Counselling.

I also offer Psychotherapy for deeper work to access early childhood experiences. Our relationships with primary care-givers  may have been subject to inconsistencies or abuse. Defences made in childhood for protection may be contributing to adult `here and now' distress.

My approach is Integrative/Relational and I draw on Person-centred, Psychodynamic and Transpersonal models, incorporating Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, NLP and Jungian Psychology.

I am a member of the UK  Association of  Humanistic Psychology Practitioners  and adhere to this code of ethics. I am fully insured to practice. I attend Clinical Supervision on a regular basis and am fully committed to my own personal and professional development.

I work with INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES, TEENAGERS, FAMILIES. I specialise in working with COUPLES with RELATIONSHIP difficulties and CHILDHOOD TRAUMA.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation year in Social Policy, University of Leeds
BA(Hons) Social Studies (Psychology/Family Systems/Counselling ) University of Bradford
Graduate Diploma. Integrative/Relational Therapy; Person Centred//Transpersonal   University of Leeds (Bretton Hall)
Post Graduate Diploma. Integrative/Relational Therapy: Person Centred / Psychodynamic/Transpersonal. University of Leeds (Bretton Hall)

Certs in the following: Transactional Analysis 101, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Relate (Couples Counselling), Mesmac, Traumatic Incident Reduction, Non-violent Communication, Traumatic Grief, Victim Support :Racial Harassment, Mediation. Supervision. Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and DID. Attachment and Healthy Relationships (Relational Trauma) PODS.

My experience includes: 12 years in Employment Services, supporting clients with mental, emotional, physical disabilities: 5 years  Bradford University, Staff and Student counselling; 8 years Marie Stopes International, Counselling in Pre/post abortion and other health issues:10 years Employment Assistance Programmes: 9 years Yorkshire MESMAC: 6 years Hallmark Cards: 18 years private practice: 3 years as Supervisor for Cruse Bereavement Services, Craven & District Branch, 10 years as Supervisor for Student Counsellors and Professionals.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Confidence, Pre/post abortion, Self-esteem, Family, Inner (Wounded) Child. Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)


£45 per hourly session
(Assessment session £30.00)

£55.00 per couple.
(Assessment session £35.00)

In cases of real hardship I can offer some reduction in fees.

Further information

My premises in Cullingworth are easily accessible from Bingley, Shipley, Bradford, Keighley and surrounding areas.

Maps & Directions

Cullingworth, BD13 5DU

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Supervision available

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