Holme Valley Osteopathy and Healthcare Centre
132 Huddersfield Road
Perhaps you are thinking about counselling because you are feeling sad, depressed or anxious? Perhaps you are struggling to find meaning, or feel that something is missing in your life? Perhaps you have had experiences from your past that you find hard to move on from, or traumas that continue to haunt you? Perhaps you are finding relationships with others difficult and questioning what is going wrong? Working with me will give you the opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings that you may find difficult to express or that you struggle to understand.
I can offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to begin to unravel the difficulties you are dealing with. My role will not be to advise or instruct but to listen and work to understand how life is for you. Together we can explore and perhaps help you find new ways of seeing yourself and of feeling about your past, present and future life.
The therapy I offer is gentle and thoughtful but will also challenge you to understand yourself more clearly, and to consider choices and options for moving on or doing things differently. Coming to counselling can be daunting, I can meet with you for an initial 30 minutes just to see if working together feels right for us both and to explore more of what you might work on.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means I am not limited to one way of working. I have a broad, and thorough, range of training and experience in working with the problems we can all face. I am experienced at both in-depth long term therapeutic work, as well as short term, more solution focused approaches. I will always work to try and meet the needs of you as an individual. My main priority is to offer you a relationship where you will feel listened to in a non-judgmental way, and safe to talk about your struggles and concerns.
I am also an accredited EMDR therapist. This is an approved NHS therapy for working with trauma experiences, whether a one off incident such as an accident, or more complex traumatic experiences that have happened to you in childhood or later life. You may find you are still stuck with disturbing memories of certain events or find you experience panic or flashback feelings that impact on your life now. EMDR is an effective therapy for working with these experiences.
I am also trained in and experienced at working with mindfulness, NLP and visualisation techniques, that can be very helpful in bringing about personal change.
I am accredited by the national counselling organisation BACP and I have eleven years experience, working with a wide variety of issues that people bring to counselling. In addition to my private work I work with the Well Women Centre in Wakefield which takes GP and self referrals for individuals and couples,
In addition to one to one counselling I am experienced in psycho-educational group work, looking at issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem and well-being.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling skills
Graduate Diploma Integrative Counselling
EMDR accredited Therapist
Certificate in clinical supervision BPS approved
IAPT Foundation Certificate in couple therapy
Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Registered with the UK register of counsellors and the EMDR UK and Ireland association
I undertake on-going professional development and training to ensure I continue to build my knowledge and understanding.
I attend regular monthly supervision with a qualified supervisor to ensure my work is appropriate and of a high standard.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
Sessions of 50 minutes £40
EMDR trauma work sessions of 90 minutes £ 70.00
My private practice is in the centre of Holmfirth with ample car parking nearby. There is also a bus stop close by.
Please call me or email me to book an appointment. I have day time and early evening appointments available on Wednesday and Thursday ,
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday 9 am to 7pm Thursday 1pm-7pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|