I am an integrative practitioner with over 25 years experience as a counsellor and counselling trainer. I am also a casework supervisor. I have a particular expertise in working with those who may be experiencing employment based difficulties, relationship problems and suffering the effects of bereavement and loss.
I have a simple approach to my therapeutic work. I believe that when we are feeling isolated, hopeless, angry, guilty or just lost we become disconnected from both ourselves and those close to us. I consider my role is to explore why this has happened and help you gain an understanding of how you can use this self-knowledge to move forwards to a future were you have greater insight and a sense of belonging.
I work from a comfortable, safe and warm historic Georgian house in the centre of Bolton, with free gated parking for evening appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA(Hons) Communication Studies
Post-graduate Certificate of Education
Relate Counselling Certificate
Casework Supervision Diploma
Leadership, Enterprise and Development (LEAD) graduate
Qualified as a Relate counsellor and trainer; lecturer, examiner and moderator up to advanced diploma level; co-founder and CEO of 1point (north west) - a community benefit society offering counselling, psychotherapy and personal/professional development groups.
I have also worked within probation, PCT, further and higher education environments (as head of counselling services).
I am a registered member of the BACP and guided by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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£50 per hour for individuals
£60 per hour for couples
£60 per hour for employer assisted clients
£60 Per one and a half hours for clinical supervision (£40 per hour for trainee counsellors)
- with effect from 1 January 2017
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am an integrative practitioner, which impacts upon my role as a supervisor.View supervision profile