I am an experienced person-centred counsellor and supervisor working in South Liverpool, qualified since 1998, working with individuals and couples. My down-to-earth yet professional approach can enable people to feel able to begin exploring their difficulties and move to a place of greater clarity.
The person-centre approach to counselling is powerful because it gives us the opportunity to be heard and to explore our difficulties in a safe and non-judgemental space, creating the conditions for us to contact our inner resources and come to a greater understanding of our situation. This can enable us to grow towards a more satisfying way of living and being.
Counselling has been of great benefit to me in my own life in that it has helped me to grow in confidence and self belief, as well improving my relationships with others.
I have over twenty years experience of working in the social care field, including work in mental health, addictions, work with women, homeless people, people with learning disabilities, offenders and elderly people.
In addition to working in my private counselling practice since 2008, I have gained my counselling experience working in an addictions treatment centre, for Rape Crisis, Victim Support, and within a university counselling service. I currently work part-time as a staff counsellor in NHS occupational health services.
I offer individual and couples therapy. I am also a qualified and experienced Counselling Supervisor, and Group Facilitator, although I am not currently running a group in my private practice.
I am an accredited member of the BACP, and as such I am guided by and work within their ethical framework. I offer a professional confidential service.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Honours) Degree in English (1992)
- Advanced Cerificate in Counselling (1996)
- Advanced Diploma in Counselling (1998)
- BACP Accredited (2010)
- Post Graduate Cert in Counselling Supervision (2013)
- Interpersonal Group Therapy (2007)
- Twelve Step Facilitation (2008)
- Essential Gestalt (2009)
- Transactional Analysis (101) (2012)
- Introduction to Cognitive Analytic Therapy (2014)
- Group Facilitation (Nick Totton) (2015)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Oppression & Discrimination;
Work with Women;
Survivors of Sexual Abuse;
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. Latest slot available 6pm.
Limited number of concessionary places available