Life can sometimes feel unmanageable, we can feel low and isolated and unsure of who to turn to. When we feel stuck in certain situations and these begin impacting on our mood and our behaviour, we can often need the support of an outside source to help us look at our situation more clearly and to help us regain control. This is where a counsellor can help.
I offer a person-centred approach to therapy in that each individual client will receive tailored support to their specific needs. This can be applied in a variety of ways that again will be dependent upon each client's preferences. I offer a safe and confidential space to discuss and explore issues in order to promote a healthier perspective.
Building relationships and being a part of the therapeutic process with clients is something I continue to gain a great deal of satisfaction from. Observing a client find their way to living a more fulfilled life is an absolute pleasure. Having the opportunity to offer clients the time and space to simply focus on themselves can not be under-estimated. I provide a one to one therapy service, offering Person-Centred counselling, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Hypnotherapy, all of which can be integrated to enhance your experience.
I own Clarendon Counselling, a service offering a variety of support and choice to individuals on a personal and professional level and have extensive experience in working in the mental health field, having provided both long-term and short-term therapy to individuals in various different organisations including the NHS and Women's Aid. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and also co-manage Counselling North West - an organisation run by counsellors for other counsellors. In addition, I offer supervision on a 1:1 basis for counsellors and other professionals.
Feel free to contact me for more information and an informal chat to see how we might work together to get you where you want to be.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc(honours) in Psychology, a national diploma in counselling, a diploma in cognitive-behavioural therapy and a diploma in Hypno-psychotherapy. I have experience in working with many different issues from depression, stress, and anxiety, to phobias, compulsions, and abuse of all descriptions. I can also offer relaxation sessions for anyone interested in learning self-relaxation techniques.
I also have a diploma in Fieldwork Supervision.
I have worked with the NHS with clients suffering mild to moderate mental health issues including depression and anxiety, phobias and OCD, addictions, and loss, and specialise in working with women survivors of domestic abuse, having counselled for Bolton Women's Aid. I have worked with Homestart Salford counselling parents suffering from depression and am on the committee for Counselling North West, promoting continued professional development.
I have also completed Applied Suicide Intervention Skills training (ASIST).
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Suicidal thoughts, insecurity/self-esteem/confidence, smoking cessation, weight loss, relaxation, pain relief, insomnia, relaxation
£50.00 per session
Counselling / CBT is charged at £50 pre 50 minute session
Supervision sessions are charged at £75 per 90 minute session
I hold a Saturday clinic 8.30am to 5pm and Monday-Friday sessions up to 7pm.
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""I've had therapy in the past, this time was more positive due to atmosphere of setting & more in-depth discussion"
"I didn't feel I had any future before I started the sessions & now I feel as happy & positive as I've ever felt"
"Definitely recommend the service to others. There are so many different strategies available (which I wasn't aware of) that could be used to help through a variety of issues and will/can help me in the future"