Life brings its challenges and with this can sometimes come confusion, despair, depression and anxiety. With a lifetime of experience in caring professions, first as a nurse and now an experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist I feel blessed with the ability to help people. I offer a kind, supportive and practical place for my clients to explore any problem and successfully help them to find resolution. My personal aims are to help people to grow into the person they want to be and help them find a happier and more fulfilling life.
The main basis for all my work is to create a supportive, understanding relationship with you. That means a relationship where you are able to feel comfortable to be yourself. This is the bedrock of all my counselling. Because I have had a life of caring for people this is something that is natural for me. it is incredibly important when someone is in a vulnerable situation, such as attending counselling, that they feel cared for.
My work is influenced from a broad background of theory, which I constantly update. I am also qualified in CBT and am now training in EMDR. I am also extremely interested in the new theory based around neuroscience, which is helping uncover ways for people to change unhelpful behaviour.
I am a highly experienced counsellor with 18 years experience. As an Accredited Member of the BACP I will ensure high professional standards. My work is all closely monitored and shows very successful outcomes. This success means that many of my clients come to me from GP referrals and other recommendations, such as medical insurers.
I have a qualification in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which is currently deemed an effective therapy for helping people with emotional difficulties. EMDR is particularly helpful in removing trauma of any kind. Since most emotional problems are related to some sort of trauma this is a very valuable tool.
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If you think that I will be able to help you, please give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling/Psychotherapy)
Listed on the UKRCP (United Kingdom Register of Counselling/Psychotherapy)
Advanced Dip Counselling.(Degree level at Leeds University)
Cert in Counselling Skills (Leeds Met University)
CBT certificate (Manchester Centre for CBT)
Solution Focused Therapy Study day attended
Art Therapy Study attended
Presented workshop in Psychosynthesis
R.G.N (Registered General Nurse)
Private practise (16 years)
I have experience counselling with young people at Harrogate College (3 years)
I have also worked at Harrogate Hospital counselling staff (2 years)
I also spent 18 years as a nurse prior to becoming a counsellor.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
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