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I have been counselling for almost 30 years, working with a wide range of people and a wide range of problems, particularly anxiety and depression. I am trained in humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT). I specialise in the person-centred approach, which means we will focus on you and your concerns together at your pace. I will treat you with respect and warmth. I will listen impartially and without judgement to whatever issues are causing you concern. My aim is to help you to find your own solutions to problems, to help you help yourself, which will help you to find lasting peace of mind and identify coping strategies for the future.
Having trained in more than one perspective, it means that I can be flexible and can tailor my approach to suit the individual. This means, for example, we can work with the structured approach of CBT, the holistic approach of person-centred counselling, or use a combination of the two, whichever you prefer.
I can offer counselling on a one to one basis, couples, employee assistance programmes including stress management and getting the best out of your staff. I also have over 10 years experience in working with police officers, both in counselling and management training.
I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression and panic disorders. Having previously counselled for a large organisation for over 10 years, I am also experienced in issues such as work related stress, bullying, long term illness and medical retirements.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to the BACP ethical framework for Good Practice.
I am also a member of the Association for Independent Practitioners.
Please click on the above link to my website, for further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Masters Degree in Counselling Studies and an Advanced Diploma in Counselling
I also have training in:
Drug + Alcohol Abuse
Management of Change
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Critical Incident Debriefing
Post Traumatic Stress
Spirituality in Counselling
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a 16 year old daughter with Downs Syndrome and would be happy to discuss any related topics, including disability, learning difficulty, Downs Syndrome.
I am also experienced in the psychological approach to weight management and currently run weight loss groups for men and diabetics and also one to one sessions for both men and women.
The above list is not exhaustive. You may wish to discuss one, all or none of the issues listed. For example, your life not being how you would like it to be; or you may not be the one with the problem, but are affected by it and need someone to talk to.
In fact, a problem of any nature, which is having a negative effect on you and your life.
I can also help with relaxation, including breathing exercises and guided imagery. This can certainly help with anxiety, which is often present in addition to other problems.
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£50 per one to one session, which lasts 60 minutes
£60 per couple session, which lasts 90 minutes
£25 student rate per session which lasts 60 minutes
Free initial assessment session, if requested.
When I work
I work Monday to Friday 9 am - 8 pm
I work from home in Ewloe/Hawarden (Flintshire), which is conveniently located just off the A55 and A494. There is ample free parking.
Contact me on my landline 01244 530554, mobile phone 07952 864468, text or e-mail.
Please feel free to call me for a preliminary chat before committing to an appointment. You may have questions, doubts or fears about counselling, which I would be happy to discuss with you.
We can speak on the phone, WhatsApp or Skype to see if a) counselling is for you and b) you are happy to work with me.