I am a woman who has worked for 40 years in helping professionals. I have an Msc in integrative psychotherapy. I also have worked at several universities as lecturer . I am a keen yoga practitioner and recently did an interfaith ministry training. I am very influenced by Transactional analysis.
I have done imagery and metaphor courses and I live working in this way. I bring a depth of understanding and I do have a strong spiritual framework. I have worked as a psychotherapist for several years before having time away to do other training. I was originally accredited with UKCP but now am a individual member with BACP working towards accreditation with them.
I am a Mancunian and have a strong rootedness in this environment. I work very sensitively with many issues in particular anxiety and depression. I have done some EAP work in the past so am used to short term work as well as longer interventions. I did some research "who is helping who" which was published in the journal of Ethics and Social care Routlege on the reciprocal nature of psychotherapy.
I usually work one to one. The first session is £20 and this gives you the opportunity to see if you want to work with me. There is 6 session review.
If you wish to work with me then you can email or ring me and I will contact you re times etc.i work in the Chorlton area.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained originally as a teacher and social worker before doing a 2year counselling course at Manchester Uni. I then went on to do aMSC in integrative paychotherapy at the Northern Guild of psychotherapy. I have Been in the care field since 1973 and worked a s a social worker for many years before I went into training and education in higher institutions. I have worked for CCETSw the national body for social work and I have worked with Care first at one time working with greater Manchester police and other local agencies. I have worked in many voluntary settings and have done over 1000 hours of practice. I went to live in an Ashram for 2 years so have a deepening of my own journey.
i have recently done funerals and same sex blessings. I have also done spiritual counselling as part of this role. I have facilitated workshops on the Divine feminine in particular the crone As an archetype.
i have a sense of humour and will be able to use a range of techniques to assist clients. I am very into grounding techniques.
I was a yoga teacher so bring this knowledge also. I have lectured in social care and social work s know this industry.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I worked as a chaplain in a hospice so would be able to explore issues around death etc.
I have worked with issues around sexual abuse.
I am able to explore issues around dying and will offer support and assistance in this area.
I charged £45- £50
i am a qualified spiritual counsellor and am registered with RImA . This a beautiful experience for people who feel that this is a path they may want to explore. This was part of my interfaith training.
I am supervised by Bob Cooke in Manchester
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am happy to work most days. Flexible times also. Willing to work evenings
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|