I trained as a counsellor at York St John University and now work with a very wide variety of clients. Many of my clients have come to me seeking help because they struggle with anxiety and depression. Most have suffered loss of some kind.
I offer what is called an integrative approach to counselling which means that although my main approach is person-centred, I believe sometimes people's past experiences can affect how they feel about things currently. I can also offer expert tools to help manage problems and find solutions, if that is what a client would like to do. Sometimes just talking to someone who is not part of a situation is enough.
In many ways, there is no great mystery to what happens in a counselling session. I will welcome you and run through basic formalities. I will listen carefully and help you to safely talk through the difficulties you are experiencing, in confidence. As we work together, we will share the burden and work out what needs to change for you to feel in a better place.
I also counsel at 1-2-1 Counselling in York and I have counselled at York Mind for several years gaining extensive experience of working with clients recovering from a variety of mental health conditions. I also have a lot of experience working with those who care for others. I see private clients in a great central York location with car parking and public transport nearby.
Before becoming a counsellor, I worked as a human resources manager and I also trained as a Registered General Nurse.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member British Association Counselling & Psychotherapy
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Professional Practice) (Distinction)
Certificate in Counselling (Distinction)
Member Chartered Institute Personnel & Development (previously)
BA Honours Degree IIi
Registered General Nurse (previously)
I have completed a number of professional development days, including:
- Working With Anxiety
- Counselling for Depression
- Safeguarding of Adults At Risk Level 1
- Experiential Introduction To Mindfulness
- Aspects of Counselling Adults Who Were Sexually Abused As Children
- Conflict in Counselling
- Alcohol Advice and Brief Intervention
- Mental Health Awareness briefings
As required by the BACP, I attend monthly supervision and abide by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I mentor trainee counsellors.
I volunteered for Age UK for many years visiting people who were lonely and living with dementia.
I have also worked as a volunteer on a helpline for students in London.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
I do not charge for the initial appointment.
Subsequent appointments are £30 per session. Each session lasts for 50 minutes.
I also have extensive experience in all employment issues as well as mentoring.
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