I work as a sole trader offering counselling, psychotherapy, supervision (both group and individual) and training . Additionally I work for a charity as a private sessional psychotherapist who offer services to clients who have experienced trauma. I am also a paid employee ( 22.5 hours per week) of an organisation who work with people who have been impacted by alcohol and drug misuse. As well as holding a caseload of clients within this organisation,I am responsible for recruiting and supervising counsellors on placement. I began my counselling career as a volunteer in 1994 and have been practicing ever since working with a wide variety of problematic issues.
I have experience in working therapeutically with individuals, couples and groups and utilise my range of skills as appropriate to individual need. I am a naturally empathic person who aims to develop honest and open working relations with people who want to talk about their life difficulties with the aim of supporting them to lead a more fulfilling and satisfying life. I offer a free 30 minute initial meeting in which we can decide whether we want to work together after which sessions are one hour long.
I provide supervision for individuals and groups as well as offering continued professional development (CPD) workshops for therapists and other professionals who need yearly training hours to maintain accreditation (see website).
I was the lead trainer on a two year course leading to a Level 3 Certificate in Alcohol/Drugs Counselling and have been part of a team of trainers delivering a degree course in integrative counselling accredited by Hull University
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a UKCP psychotherapist.
My qualifications are as follows:
Post Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy
Certificate in Alcohol/Drugs Counselling using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy alongside Person Centred core conditions. (Two Year Part time Course)
City and Guilds 7307 Adult teaching certificate
Diploma in Somatic Studies
My approach and experience
I use an integrative approach when working with people by utilising particular aspects of my training as and when appropriate.
I have an established private practice as a Psychotherapist and Supervisor and work with individuals, couples and groups within the town centre. I am registered with a number of employee assisted programmes (EAP's) and get some of my referrals via them. I offer short term and long term therapy, dependent on the needs of the person/s. I feel strongly that all human beings have the necessary resources to lead a full and satisfying life, if they are prepared to engage in the work. I enjoy working with people who want to deepen their awareness about who they are and how they present themselves on a daily basis.
I have also worked for a local charity for 18 years, with adults who have experienced problems with alcohol and drugs. It is always the underlying issues that are central to the therapy therefore I have a wide range of experience in working with issues such as; physical, psychological and sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, stress and anger issues, eating disorders, relationship problems, HIV, abortion, trauma, domestic violence, dual diagnosis, personality disorders, couples therapy etc. I am currently senior counsellor there and am responsible for the management, supervision and training of all volunteer counsellors who are on placement.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
Individual Sessions: £40
Couples Sessions: £60
Group: Price on application, depending on number of people in the group and duration of the session.
Individual Sessions: £40
Group Supervision: Price on application, depending on number of people in the group and duration of the session.
Please contact for further information. Prices can vary depending on location etc.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Due to other work commitments I currently offer day time appointments on a Monday and work most evenings. In exceptional circumstances I may offer Saturday morning appointments.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|