I am an experienced person-centred, integrative 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-centred/integrative approach to counselling is particularly 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)
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Oppression & Discrimination;
Work with Women;
Survivors of Sexual Abuse;
Individuals £45 per hour
Couples £65 per hour
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays. Latest slot available 6pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a person-centred supervisor with 6 years counselling-supervision experience. .