I offer counselling for depression and anxiety, whatever the cause. I work with individuals, couples and children from 5 years.
I am an Accredited Member of BACP, the professional body for counsellors. The service I offer is discreet, confidential and evidenced by clinical assessments and client testimonials. If you work with me, it is your choice how many sessions you have and how frequently.
If you would like to make an appointment or find out more, you can call or text me on 07709216100 (between 8am and 7pm weekdays) or Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I welcome people of all races, cultures, ages and sexual orientation.
You can pay by direct bank transfer before each session.
I use firstly an integrative approach based on a Person Centred core and drawing on Psychodynamic and Systemic theories and on Transactional Analysis (TA). This means that I can help you to explore and understand your feelings without judging you, which in turn helps you to trust yourself to make changes for the better.
I also use Play Therapy which is a special way of allowing children and adults to express difficult emotions without directly thinking and talking about distressing experiences.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Specialist Fertility Counselling Diploma 2018 National Fertility Society
BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling 2008 University of Salford
Post Diploma Certificate in Relationship Counselling & Theory Level 4 2010 Relate Greater Manchester North
Post Diploma Certificate in Counselling Children/Play Therapy Level 4 2015 Place2Be
Certificate in Counselling 2005 City College Manchester
Counselling Concepts 2004 City College Manchester
BA (Hons Modern Languages) 1980 University of Coventry
I have worked in private practice since April 2008 and I have been a (Level 4) quaified Couple Counsellor since 2010 - this therapy is also available to family members.
I also a qualified children's counsellor and Play Therapist, qualifying in 2015, and have worked in a primary school.
I have extensive experience as an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) counsellor and currently work for 5 EAPs. I also work for 2 PMIs (Private Medical Insurers).
I worked as an in-house counsellor for a private medical insurance company fom 2014 - 2017.
I have 8 years experience as a paid worker in a domestic abuse charity.
I was a Primary School Counsellor from 2013 - 2014.
I was a staff counsellor at University Hospital South Manchester from 2005 - 08.
I was a counsellor and telephone helpline worker at the Counselling Centre in Altrincham from 2005-07.
I was a volunteer listener at the Creative Living Centre drop in for former mental health patients (Bury) from 2004-05.
I volunteered as a Bereavement Visitor from 2004-06.
April 2018 Advanced Specialist Fertility Counselling Diploma National Fertility Society
November 2017 Working Creatively with Survivors of Abuse PCCS
October 2017 The Invisible Lion (Trauma) Khiron House
September 2017 Grounding Techniques for Trauma Onlinevents
September 2017 BACP Private Practice Conference: Who am I (Identity) BACP
July 2017 Suicide Examined Onlinevents
April 2017 Empowerment & Healing in Therapy PESI
March 2016 Critical Incident Debriefing Psychotherapy for Healthcare Ltd
February 2016 Trauma in Counselling & Psychotherapy Mindsite
February 2016 Providing Psychological First Aid to Victims of Trauma Workplace Options
July 2015 Principles of Positive Psychology Workplace Options
February 2015 EAP Foundations Training Workplace Options
February 2015 Divorce Support for Groups Divorce Support Group
October 2013 Shame: the hidden core of mental disturbance Psychotherapy UK
October 2013 Counselling Suicidal Clients Mindsite
March 2013 A Comparative Study: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and the Person-Centred Approach PCCS
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £70.00
Concessions offered for
Per 50 minute session £55
Per 50 minute session £45
Per 50 minute session £65
Appointments take place between 8am and 6pm on weekdays. Please call, message or E-Mail me to make an appointment or discuss your needs between 8am and 7pm on weekdays.