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MBACP (Accred)

About me

I qualified as a therapist in 1998 and as a casework supervisor in 2001.  Since that time I have also undertaken much additional training.  I work in an integrative manner, using different approaches to benefit your own individual needs.  I work with a wide diversity of clients and issues and alongside this I also specialise in working with difference in gender identity and sexuality.

I believe it is important to work hard to quickly establish a sound therapeutic relationship to enable you to develop trust not only in me as your counsellor, but also in the counselling process.  Because of this, I meet with you first for a one-off 'Introductory Session'.  This gives you an opportunity to tell me about yourself and what you are hoping to gain from counselling.  It also provides me with an opportunity to work out what I think will be the most effective way of working with you and I can then discuss this with you to see what you think.  Together, we will decide what is the best way for us to work together to achieve your goals.

I work from a self-contained office in my garden at home and am based in Fallowfield, about 2 miles south of Manchester city centre with easy road links from the city centre, M60/M56 and surrounding areas. There are also regular bus services to/from: Manchester city centre and large parts of south Manchester. Both Burton Road tram stop and Mauldeth Road rail station are approximately one mile away.  Because I work from home I do not publish my address on here but, once we have agreed a first appointment I will give you all the information that you need to get to me.  I also offer sessions remotely, either by phone or video using Google Meet.  If you want to work remotely, I will ask you to complete a short questionnaire first to make sure that remote working is suitable.

I also facilitate bespoke training workshops to a variety of providers and trainees. Recent workshops/seminars have been delivered to voluntary based counselling services, the NHS and local universities.  I have also taught Diploma/Masters level trainee counsellors at local colleges and universities.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Counselling (1998)
Diploma in Casework Supervision (2001)
Essentials in Sexual Minority Therapy (2008)
Diploma in CBT (2008)
Professional Diploma in Education (2009)                                                                Introduction to Psychosexual Therapy for Sexual Minority Clients (2010)
Groupwork Facilitation (2012)
Diploma in Integrative Hypnotherapy (2013)                                                          Diploma in Leadership and Management (2018)

I am an Accredited Member of the BACP and am also listed on the BACP Register of Practitioners

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have much experience of working with people from all backgrounds of society and with a wide variety of issues. Because of this I am able to work with a diverse range of issues, if you would like to discuss your needs from counselling, or check out my experience, please contact me.  I have undertaken much additional training and have a wide experience of working with difference with gender, sexuality and relationships - sexual orientation (i.e. gay, lesbian and bisexual and other alternative sexualities), cross dressers, the trans community, Kink/BDSM etc. I work with people from all sexual and gender orientations to help them accept and embrace their difference.

Fees

From £60.00 to £80.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

I do not operate a fixed fee as this does not fit with my personal philosophy of fairness, rather I prefer to agree a fee that reflects your income but would usually anticipate something in the area of £60-£80.   Fees are payable either by cash, card or bank transfer.

I also have a flat-rate fee of £40 for an Introductory Session.

When I work

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My working days are: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 08:00-17:00. 

Further information

Why not call or email to arrange an Introductory Session? We can discuss what you are looking to gain from counselling and how I can best help you to achieve your aims. Either email by clicking on the link, or call me on 07887 564127.

Manchester, M14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Downstairs toilet (not wheelchair accessible). On street parking available. Please note, I work in a self contained office in my garden, the garden has step-free access but there is a small step to enter the office.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Please note, due to having a full supervision caseload, I am not currently taking on new supervisees.

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