If you are reading this it is probable that you, or someone close to you, would like help with a difficulty in your life. This could be a recent issue or it could be something that goes back a long way. I offer a talking therapy that allows you to discuss this in a neutral and none judgemental environment.
What happens after you contact me? After you have contacted me I will suggest that we meet once, to decide whether we are a good match. People often come to therapy not knowing what to expect, so our different expectations need to be explored in the early sessions. This is your chance to tell me what your hopes and fears may be and my chance to tell you if this is something I am able to help with.
If we agree to work together we would then meet regularly (usually once a week for the first few weeks, at least) in order to help you achieve your goals. Sessions are then open-ended as long as we are both willing to work together.
Currently ( April 2021) I only offer therapy by phone or on-line. My normal working days are Monday- Wednesday.
Please do contact me with any questions you might have.
My philosophical position is that all approaches work some of the time and none work all of the time. I have much the same philosophy toward supervision. Consequently, I encourage supervisees to discover a way of working, both with their own clients and with the supervisory relationship that, whilst being sufficiently rigorous, best suits their own individual way of working.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced (over 40 years) qualified and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, working and living in West Yorkshire, convenient for areas such as Bingley, Bradford, Keighley, Ilkley, Saltaire, Shipley, and Skipton, with Leeds around half-an -hour away.
As well as counselling and therapy, I write about ethical practice in counselling and therapy.
Over a career that spans nearly 30 years I have worked with a large number of issues, including relationship difficulties, work-based issues, anxiety, bulimia, compulsive eating, gender issues, couples counselling amongst others.
I offer supervision to counsellors or trainee counsellors at any level of experience or training.
MA in Counselling
BACP Senior Registered/Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Accreditation is considered the "gold standard" in counselling and therapy)
Fellow of BACP. ( this is an honour awarded to those who have made a distinguished contribution to the organisation and/or the profession).
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (this is an award given to those who have achieved a level of expertise working in Higher Education)
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
Couples counselling (any sexuality or gender)
Supervision for trainees or experienced therapists at any level from Ist year of training to retirement.
Training in counselling (listening) skills and group work
Concessions offered for
Currently (Feb 2018) £45 per 50 minute session. I have some reduced fees on a first-come first-served basis.
Mondays and Tuesdays, first appointment 9am last appointment 6.30pm
Please feel free to contact me to discuss any questions you may have, of follow the link to my web-site.