Hello, welcome to my profile. If you are currently experiencing a difficult feeling or situation, you have already made a good start by seeking a counsellor to help you at this time. If you decide to start therapy with me, I will listen without judging and will endeavour to help you. I am committed to offering you the opportunity to explore and share your thoughts and feelings together with any difficulties you are facing in a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space. There will be a focus to the therapy.
The type of counselling I offer is integrative, drawing from a range of counselling approaches to find the best support for you at this time. Examining the past including childhood has proven helpful for many clients and this is something that you might wish to explore. Addressing any unhelpful or outdated thinking patterns (for example, negative thinking about a situation or yourself) might lead us to incorporate cognitive behavioural therapy where we together address how certain thinking and actions could be maintaining the difficulty and then consider incorporating more helpful alternatives. At all times, you will be the one to decide on any changes to make in your life as fits what you desire for your future. My approach is based on the belief that individuals are capable of self-determination. It is also based on understanding the relationship between oneself, others, the world around us and how these all interact.
An important aim of counselling is to lead you to a more fulfilling life. People I have worked with have reported relief from depression and anxiety (including generalised anxiety disorder, bi-polar disorder, panic attacks and phobias), compulsive behaviour, sleeping problems and come to terms with loss, bereavement or loneliness. I have helped others with strong feelings of anger or confusion, low self-esteem, identity crisis, issues in troubling relationships and post-traumatic stress.
You may find that through counselling you are more empowered, you develop insight into your life and gain greater self-awareness so that you can start to envisage positive yet realistic change for your future.
Training, qualifications & experience
Accredited registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Qualifications: BA (Hons) Counselling 2009
Dip. Counselling 2008
I have worked in various therapeutic settings including an adults' counselling centre, a national counselling charity (MIND) and at a university and a school. I currently work in private practice.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
A further therapy I offer is EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
£45 per fifty minute session
Concessions are available
I offer a free 15 minute meeting with no obligation, giving you the opportunity to meet me in the therapy room in advance of booking a session
According to the BACP guidelines, I have regular supervision and ongoing professional development.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy in South Liverpool L17 and in Ainsdale, Southport PR8, both short-term and long-term therapy.