There may be times in our lives that things seem difficult to cope with, or understand, or maybe we just need some gentle support with adjusting to changes beyond our control, or even in making positive choices for ourselves. Counselling can enable you to gain a clearer understanding of how and why you feel, think and act as you do. Counsellors do not give advice or tell you what to do. Counselling works by enabling and supporting you to explore and find your own solutions.
I will offer you the time, privacy and support required to explore aspects of your life you may feel you need to understand better or areas in which you would like to grow. Somewhere you can talk comfortably, knowing that I am impartial and unconnected with your everyday life and as someone with who you can share thoughts and feelings. I work in an Integrative Counselling approach which has the basic assumptions that we are naturally social beings with the ability and wish to relate externally to others and internally to ourselves.
Due to the significance of relationships in this approach, the therapeutic relationship between us will be central to the process of Counselling.
In addition to my Counselling and Psychotherapy practice, I have taught in a Further Education setting, delivering various Counselling courses. I have also worked with staff members in a Mental Health Trust NHS Hospital setting, delivering training courses in Community Mental Health.
I have worked for the NHS Sheffield Primary Care Trust in a GP Medical Practice offering brief focused Counselling, and for South West Yorkshire NHS Mental Health Trust, providing longer term 'secondary care' therapy in a psychiatric hospital setting.
I have also previously been involved as a volunteer with other 'helping' agencies including an under 19's project and The Samaritans.
I am an individual member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and as such am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure for the time being in force.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy. Certificate in Supervision.
- Leeds University. Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
- Sheffield College.
- Counselling Awareness certificate OCN 1,
- Counselling Skills Certificate NCFE 2,
- Counselling Skills & Theory Certificate NCFE 3
- Post Graduate Certficate in Education 7407 teaching Certificate
- North Sheffield NHS PCT. Post Qualification,Professional Development Placement.
- Post Graduate Certificate in Stress Management Training
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
If you are seeking help in addressing excessive pornography use or with any
sexual behaviours that are a concern for you, also referred to as CSBD
(Compulsive Sexual Behaviour Disorder) or sex, love or pornography addiction
please do call to arrange an initial appointment.
Fees £75.00 per session
Thursday, Friday, Please note Zoom and telephone appointments available only during the Covid-19 pandemic
Please contact me for availability of sessions.