My aim is to help you to work through whatever is troubling you in an empathic and non-judgemental way. Whether you simply need to gain greater clarity and insight into a current problem, or if you need to work through more deep-rooted problems from the past, you can choose how long you stay and what you discuss in your sessions. Your issues can be personal, family or work-related or a combination of events and problems. Things may have built up over time or happened very suddenly. Whatever you are bringing we can discuss together and help you to find a way to resolve difficulties.
I have over twenty years experience as a Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor, having worked for many years both privately and in NHS settings. I offer both short-term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy. My practice is situated in a quiet residential street near to the centre of York, although at the present time I am working via Zoom or telephone depending on each person's preference.
My approached is respectful and thoughtful. I aim to provide an empathic space for you to explore problems, to find new ways of dealing with troubling thoughts and feelings and to discover the resources you need in order to manage difficult situations in your life.
A key part of my work is the nature and quality of the relationship I establish with each person I see. Everyone is unique and so I work in different ways to encourage you to develop greater insight, awareness, and understanding of why problems have arisen and how change can happen.
Many people are struggling with emotional issues, which often means they can't find a way forward in their lives, they may feel stuck and frustrated or scared and apprehensive. We are all born with so much potential which often gets lost or buried as we go through childhood. Our work together can focus on finding the confidence and energy to re-discover your abilities, to make decisions and to have more fulfilling relationships.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained with the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and I am a UKCP Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor. My qualifications are:
Diploma in Psychotherapy (UKCP Registered)
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (BACP Accred.),
Post-Graduate Certificate in Working with Couples (LCPS)
Post-Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
Diploma in Supervision (LCPS)
Foundation Level Certificate in Working with Groups (York Groupwork)
I have extensive experience of working privately and in NHS settings. During my career in the NHS I worked in two busy GP practices and then managed the NHS counselling service in York for a number of years.
I have a well established private practice
I also offer supervision to practitioners working in private practice and in organisations. I offer both individual and group supervision.
This member has completed UKCP Covid-19 Online Working Guidance
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loneliness and Isolation
Life Changes Difficulty in Making Decisions
Childhood Trauma and Abuse
Difficulty in Forming Relationships
Jealousy and Trust Issues
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
If you would like to have an initial telephone conversation before arranging an appointment, I am happy to offer this free of charge.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday daytime
My practice is near to the centre of York and parking is available on the road outside. There is also a frequent bus service from York Station.
If you would like further information please visit my website or contact me by e-mail or telephone. I am happy to answer any questions you may want to ask before we meet.