116 Commercal Street
07969 548159 / 07969548159
I have been working as a Relate Counsellor since 2002 working with Couples, Individuals,Young People, Families and with Children in schools. I have a successful private practice in Brighouse which has been established since 2006
There are many reasons why relationships become strained or in difficulty..The sooner you can recognise there is a problem the better.
Maybe things have been great for along time, but now don't feel the same and you can't understand why.Sometimes its hard to talk,you never get time, or if you try, it always ends in an argument so issues never get resolved and resentment builds.You may be facing a dilemma, such as whether or not to separate and how this will affect your children.You may have issues relating to your sexuality, have difficulty forming relationships or are struggling to come to terms with a relationship that has ended.Professional counselling can help resolve these issues.
You don't have to be married,living with someone or in a relationship and it makes no difference if you are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual or transgender.
I offer counselling for young people in Brighouse and in schools between the ages of 10-25 on issues such as parental separation and divorce; bullying and teenage related anxieties.Young people often find it hard to talk to parents who maybe hurting and vulnerable themselves.Teenagers may find it particularly awkward to raise other dilemmas and anxieties at home. Young people can refer themselves or through their parents/carers and sometimes via school.(I am fully CRB checked)
I see clients on an individual basis for relationship and non-relationship issues. Maybe you need some time and space to explore a dilemma or difficulty without your partner or your partner has chosen not to come for counselling.
Other personal counselling is offered to help deal with loss or bereavement, anxiety, self esteem, work or issues from your past that are unresolved and troubling you
Sometimes family relationships and communication breakdown and talking together in a neutral environment with professional intervention can help help. Being qualified as a family counsellor also enables me with consent from a young person to include parents or other family members as part of their ounselling journey, if relevant and appropriate.
I am based in the centre of Brighouse, easy to find; one minutes walk from 3 car parks and 5 minutes from junction 25 of the M62 close to Hipperholme, Lightcliffe, Halifax, Elland, Scholes, Cleckheaton, Hartshead with easy access to other areas of Calderdale and West Yorkshire.
Training, qualifications & experience
relate Graduate certificate in couple counsellling
relate post graduate diploma in couple counselling(BACP Accred)
relate young people counselling
relate family counselling bridging course
relate licence to Practice independantly
Attend a minimun of two CPDs per year on many aspects of therapeitic practice to develop and maintain upto date knowledge and skills
I have established my own private practice in Brighouse, in addition to being awarded a license to receive referrals from Relate. I have received additional training on issues such as adult survivors of sexual abuse; mental health and couple counselling; domestic violence, infertility and human sexuality*
*(Specialised Psychosexual Therapy may be recommended)
My work is underpinned by two therapeutic (counselling) models; Psychodynamic and Systemic. My practice is based on needs and best interest of the client at all times. However I may not be able to keep something confidential, should I have reason to believe someone especially a child is at risk of harm.I will consult with you wherever possible, should this be the case.
My previous work experience in corporate life which involved managing and working with people issues also brings an understanding of the increasing challenges and pressures of working life, displacement and redundancy facing employees in today's economic climate
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per session for Initial consultation
£45 per ongoing session paid in advance or
£205 for block booking of 5 ongoing sessions
I aim to make my service accessible to as many people as possible regardless of financial status. Where clients are experiencing financial difficulites i am happy to discuss a reduced fee, for a fixed number of sessions ( max 6)
Please do feel free to discuss his with me.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Session times are 8.45 am until 5pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and Tuesday evenings 5pm until 10pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|