Thanks for looking at my profile, I am a fully qualified Counsellor working integratively, even though the model I use is primarily person centred I believe that to ensure the clients needs are met, and to be able to work with difference that other models need to incorporated. I offer professional, welcoming and flexible service. Short or long-term counselling is always negotiable. I keep full insurance and I am member of the BACP (BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR COUNSELLING PHSYCOTHERAPY).
Integrative counselling is a combined approach to psychotherapy that brings together different elements of specific therapies. Integrative therapists take the view that there is no single approach that can treat each client in all situations. Each person needs to be considered as a whole and counselling techniques must be tailored to their individual needs and personal circumstances. As a therapist I will help you to explore your feelings in a safe and confidential environment and help with any difficult decisions you may have to make.
How I work
I offer a safe, confidential, supportive and understanding environment for you to talk and explore your experiences, feelings and needs, enabling growth and change to happen. I don't have the answers or solutions but together we can help you find the answer which are right for you. We will be finding out things about yourself, with my support will hopefully be fulfilling and worthwhile, but it may have painful moments. I will not tell you what to do or offer advice, but I will provide a space in which you can listen to your own inner voice and find the strength to understand your needs and desires.
In line with all qualified counsellors I undertake regular monthly supervision. I want to help you help yourself. By working together we can overcome any personal issues you may be facing. I offer a non judgemental confidential setting, giving congruence, empathy and UPR.
When can you come
I try to work with you to make an appropriate time together. You can come weekly, fortnightly on a regular basis or just one session may be beneficial. We can work together to find out what is right for you. I currently have availability on Wednesday Evenings or Friday Days.
I am based in Colne town Centre, near to bus stations, taxi ranks and lots of parking facilities.
I work in a friendly building in the town centre , with a private entrance should you prefer which is comfortable and welcoming, and a short walk from the centre. People wont know you are coming for counselling and you can either get a drink and bite to eat nearby if you need.
Together we can work towards working forward, positively in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional development and other relevant experience
Safeguarding and Traffic Light Training
Proactive approach to conflict (SPACE)
Exploring the neurophysiology of psychotherapy
Obsessive Complusive Disorder
Counselling carers of people with dementia
MIFPA Reiki 1, 2 Masters
NLP Mindfulness Taster
Mental Capacity Act
Safeguarding of vunerable adults
Principles of Health and Safety
Private therapy room
Experience of working with a young people service, a sexual health clinic, for ADS (now known as Inspire) and with Lancashire Council, whilst managing my own practise.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I will work with you to find your own answers.
I offer a relaxing environment with therapeutic music to help you feel more at ease.
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I charge £35 per session for counselling - discount can be given to block bookings, unwaged and students.
"I feel your support has enabled me to look at situations more positively, I can now forgive myself."
"Thank you for everything you have done, I never thought counselling could work, but I have been proven wrong. My mood and attitudes have changed for the better."
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you, you have helped me to accept myself and other people, I now see situations from different sides."
"I feel like I have improved so much, since we first met, and I will miss you".
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client