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I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP and offer a warm, professional counselling service in a confidential environment.
Life can be hard at times and things happen which create difficulties for us such as bereavement and loss, relationship problems, separation and divorce, work issues, family issues, and loneliness. At these times we can feel we have gone off track and sometimes feel we have lost touch with ourselves. Depression and anxiety can be the result. It is not always easy to talk to family or friends and we can begin to feel very alone and overwhelmed by our difficulties.
I have a concern for people and their well-being. I have a deep belief that they have the capacity and resources to find a way through their difficulties when they are able to talk through and explore their thoughts and feelings in an environment which is safe, respectful and free from judgement.
My aim through offering person centred therapy is to create an environment where this can take place, to help you to gain more awareness and insight and find the way forward.
I offer a telephone consultation to help you to decide if counselling is right for you. In this consultation we can explore what you are hoping to achieve and clarify the difficulties you are having.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Counselling
Diploma in Casework Supervision
I have 15 years experience in working with individuals of all ages.
I qualified as a counsellor in June 2001 at Wigan and Leigh College and as a supervisor in December 2004 at PCCS, Manchester.
My experience in counselling and supervision has been gained mainly in the Voluntary Sector, Private Practice, the NHS and Social Services.
As a registered and accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I am bound by their ethical framework.
I have a particular interest and have extensive experience in working with relationship issues, loss and grief, work related stress, anxiety and depression.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Work life balance.
Fees per 1 hour session:
Individuals £40 (£50 in Central Manchester)
I work in Piccadilly, Manchester and Sharples, Bolton