The Affinity Centre
29A Water Lane
25A Park Square West
I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor with over 20 years experience, 15 of those years in private practice. I have worked in a wide range of settings including a University, Further Education college, GP practice and a hospice where I worked with both terminally ill patients and their carers.
I offer both daytime and evening appointments for both individual and couples in a safe and professional setting providing both short and long term work.
I work with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, anger, sexuality, self-esteem, confidence, loneliness, relationship problems, stress and search for meaning in life. I believe effective therapy is grounded in good method, creativity, warmth, compassion, honesty and understanding.
I work with clients in the beautiful moorland village of Marsden in West Yorkshire and in Leeds city centre five minutes walk from the train station. When working in Marsden I also offer outdoor therapy. My experience is that our relationship with nature can support our capacity to reflect on and integrate new experiences and new ways of being in the world.
Our initial meeting is an opportunity for you to tell me what you are looking for and for both of us to make an initial assessment as to whether we think we can beneficially work together. If it seems that you would work more effectively with another therapist I will be happy to make a referral.
For more details go to www.natureconnect.org.uk.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered as a Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (2005) (www.psychotherapy.org.uk)
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (1997)
I hold an Diploma in Psychodrama (2005)
I hold a Diploma in Embodied Relational Therapy (2007)
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 (2010)
I have worked with clients for over 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
I charge £45-70 per one hour session for individual counselling and psychotherapy. If the end of the first session you decide not to continue to work with me then there is no charge for this session. For couples counselling I charge £60-100 per one hour session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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