Unit 3, 16A Peel Street
I have worked as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist for nearly 20 years. I initially trained in Person Centred Counselling but then proceeded to train as a Psychodrama Psychotherapist. I have worked in a range of settings including GP surgery, University student services and a hospice before setting up my private practice in 2003.
In my work with clients I focus on being with you where you are, exploring the issues that have brought you into counselling and how you might move through them towards a more resourced and fulfilling way of living. I offer a supportive and safe environment in which to work – I find clients need to be accepted where they are but also need to be gently challenged so they can begin to break the patterns that they have lived with, often for many years.
In recent years I have become more interested in working in the outdoors with those clients who are interested in their connection with the natural world. All the traditional boundaries for effective and safe counselling/psychotherapy still apply, including a mutually agreed focus for our work and agreements regarding confidentiality. I find that, when I'm in the outdoors with clients, I feel more connected to a larger sense of myself and more at peace in the world with the result that I am more fully present in the work we do together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered as a Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (www.psychotherapy.org.uk)
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling.
I hold an Diploma in Psychodrama.
I have trained as a trainer in the ‘Natural Change Project’ which aims to bring about deep change through our connection with the natural world.
I have worked with clients for nearly 20 years, both short and long term.
I have also worked as a counselling trainer at various Further and Higher Education Institutions including Salford University and Manchester Metropolitan University.
I abide by the Code of Ethics of the UKCP.
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
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Ecotherapy -working with clients in the outdoors
I charge £45-65 per one hour session for counselling and psychotherapy
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday with last evening appointment at 7.00pm
Types of client