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My areas of specialism include working with victims and survivors of Domestic Abuse, Narcissistic Abuse and Coercive Control to help support, educate and help to process and work through the trauma and other mental health difficulties this brings with it.
I also work with Children and Young People presenting with life’s struggles and Mental Health Difficulties.
With more than 20 + years experience and training in Psychology, Counselling, Therapy and Coaching, I offer a safe, professional, friendly and confidential service for adults, young people and children in Chester presenting with difficulties including but not exclusive -
* Depression/Low Mood
* Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Intrusive Thoughts and OCD
* Relationship Difficulties
* Low Self Esteem/ Low Self Confidence/ Low Self Worth
* Bereavement and Loss
* Trauma (past and current)
* Domestic Abuse (psychological, sexual, emotional, physical or financial)
I am the CEO and Founder of Chester Psychotherapy Service and I work with both short-term therapy (typically between 6 - 12 sessions), and long-term therapy, for those who have more complex difficulties. This will be discussed during your initial session, but there is always flexibility in the way we work together and can be reviewed at any time.
I am also the CEO and Founder of ‘The Womens Breakthrough Coach’. A Coaching Practice that offers support and education to those experiencing or who have experienced Domestic Abuse, Narcissistic Abuse and/or Coercive Control. Enabling women to breakthrough the barriers of Trauma, Anxiety and Fear to living an empowered life feeling Validated, Confident and Free. Free safe and private Facebook group ‘The Women’s Breakthrough Lounge’
Workshops and training are offered online and face to face on a monthly basis to organisations and the public
1:1 sessions are offered face to face in my modern, comfortable and accessible consulting rooms, or either via telephone, Zoom or what’s app video call if you cannot/do not wish to travel to me.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (hons) Degree in Psychology
Diploma in Psychology
Introduction to Counselling Certificate
Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
Trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Certificate in Solution Focussed Therapy
Trained in Drawing and Talking Therapy
Trained in the use of Psychometric Testing
Training attended with the LGTB team - Lesbian, Gay, Transexual and Bisexual
Certificate in delivering and facilitating the Webster Stratton Parenting Programme
Certificate in delivering the Surviving Teenagers Parenting Programme
Attachment and Trauma Training
Girls on Board Training
Level 1 and 2 training in Adult Domestic Abuse
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Domestic Abuse
Diploma in Domestic Abuse (Distinction awarded)
Life Coaching Diploma (Distinction awarded)
Certificate in Trauma Informed Coaching
Over 20 + years experience working with adults, young people and children on an individual and/or family basis, including:-
6 years experience working within a private psychological setting, to provide assessments and comprehensive psychological reports for Court
2 years voluntary experience working within a Charity setting (Mind) with clients presenting with complex issues
8 years experience working with children, young people and families within an NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
2 year member of the Targeting Mental Health in Schools (TAMHS) Team
15 years experience (ongoing) of running a successful private practice ‘Chester Psychotherapy Service’
7 years (ongoing) school counsellor role at a prestigious top private school offering counselling to pupils aged 4-18years, staff consultation and training/psycho-educational workshops to staff and parents
CEO and founder of ‘The Women’s Breakthrough Coach’
Workshops and training offered online and face to face on a monthly basis to organisations and the public
Safeguarding Children Training - updated every year.
Enhanced DBS check
I am a Qualified member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - MBACP
I am a Graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) - MBPS
Member of the Counselling Children and Young People (CCYP) division of the BACP
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone session
I offer a free informal telephone discussion prior to your initial appointment to determine whether I am able to help and to answer any questions you may have before we meet.
Fees are will be discussed when you book your initial appointment and reduced rate packages are available. Telephone and Skype sessions are charged the same rates
Payment accepted by either cash or via BACS online bank transfer
Organisations will be invoiced on a monthly basis
When I work
Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
I adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics
I can offer day or evening appointments to suit
I am flexible with appointments
Qualified member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - MBACP
Graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) - MBPsS
Member of Counselling Children and Young People (CCYP)
My consulting rooms are set in a quiet, safe and secure environment. They are designed to offer you a modern and comfortable environment for you to feel safe to discuss your difficulties as you wish.
The consulting rooms are accessible from all motorways. There is disabled access into the building and parking is available
Telephone Counselling and Zoom are also available.
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