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Counselling is a very personal experience and it is important that you find the right counsellor for you. My core training is the Person-Centred Approach. This approach is built on a strong relationship of honesty and trust between the client and therapist using the core conditions of empathy, honesty and respect. Through experience, and appropriately, I build on this training using integrative techniques, such as cognitive processing, emotion focused therapy, transactional analysis (TA) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) with the client's needs always central to our work. At certain times in our lives we can all have the need for a non-judgemental, supportive, caring person to help us explore our difficult issues. I will not be able to give you answers to your life issues, but I am here to help you explore your difficulties and help you choose the best options for yourself.
Give me a ring or email me and see if you think I am the right counsellor for you!
I have experience with working with both male and female clients in both brief focused therapy and longer term work as required. I work with young adults from the age of 18 upwards.
I am happy to discuss your needs and assist you in finding the right support as and when you need it.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a senior accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP (Snr Accred). I also hold registration with UKRCP. (United Kingdon Register of Counsellors and Psychologists).
CPCAB Certificate in Counselling - 2003
CTI Advanced Diploma in Counselling - 2005
TA101 Certificate in Transactional Analysis - 2011
Certificate in Couples Counselling - 2011
PG Certificate in Counsellor Supervision - 2012 - York St John University
Counselling for Depression Certificate - 2015
I have 5.5 years experience of NHS counselling, where I worked within a number of GP surgeries within Rotherham as part of the IAPT Service. I have also previously worked offering telephone counselling for the IAPT Calderdale service. I managed the counselling service for Rotherham and Barnsley Mind for 4 years, taking redundancy from this in November 2018. I now work in private practice (Wed - Friday), and work as a bereavement counsellor with St Luke's Hospice (Monday and Tuesdays)
I attend regular/monthly personal supervision and undertake a minimum of 30 hours continued professional development in line with BACP requirements each year.
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Accredited register membership
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I have experience of counselling within further education and also specialist training in termination and post termination counselling.
I have written and delivered bespoke training for employers on Mental Health Awareness and Bereavement related issues. I offer training for up to 12 delegates @ £500 day.
£40 Initial counselling session - (£45 each additional session)
£60 for couples counselling
£65 - 1.5 hr supervision (additional admin charges for invoicing employers)
When I work
Monday & Tuesday 5:30pm. Wednesday & Thursday 9am - 6pm. Friday 9am - 1pm
Code of Ethics - BACP
Just a few minutes walking distance from White Lane supertram stop.
I am on a quiet street with easy parking. There is a private W.C. for my therapy room.
My front porch is available as a waiting room for client who may use public transport and arrive prior to the agreed start time.