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PgDip, MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy, Reg MBACP Snr.Accred

About me

You might not have anyone in your life you feel you can talk to, or maybe you do but they don’t understand. Maybe you don’t want to burden them, or maybe they are part of the problem. Maybe everything feels so messed up right now. If you’re struggling, I'd like to try to help.

Choosing a counsellor isn’t easy, especially with just a picture, some qualifications and a few sentences to go on, but hopefully this will give you a better idea if I’m the right one for you.

I’m a fully qualified, BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist. I work from a Person-centred approach and am registered with the ICO. I've been trained in online counselling by an ACTO (association for Counselling & Therapy Online) approved training provider. I hope all that makes sense!

I’m warm, friendly and down to earth. I’m neither mystical nor aloof and am committed to providing a safe space where you can explore your issues and feel understood and valued rather than judged or dismissed. We can do this by telephone or online video counselling. We’ll work at your pace on whatever you want to work on, and together we will try to get you to where you need to be.

I've been counselling since 2010 and have worked in many different counselling settings including the NHS, third sector organisations, Employee Assistance Programmes and schools and colleges.

I was attracted to counselling due to my own struggles with depression and anxiety throughout parts of my life. Feeling a bit lost early in my life, I spent many years moving around and experiencing different jobs, places and people. Although difficult at the time, looking back, I feel this all helped lay the groundwork for my move into becoming a Counsellor.

I have worked with people struggling with anxiety, depression, family & relationship issues, problems with work or university, bereavement, racism, LGBTQ issues, anger and low self-esteem. Although your issue/s may fit in to one or more of these categories, I do believe everyone’s issues are unique.

During this messed up COVID-19 situation I'm working exclusively online and by telephone and have reduced my rates to £35 per session to help everyone who's income may have been affected.


What Next?

Taking the first step can be really difficult, so I'll try my best to take the edge off it. Just get in touch via the method of contact you feel most comfortable with (or find the least worse!). If you're not sure what to say, just keep it as brief or basic as you like- I won't be judging you for it as I sometimes find contacting people for the first time difficult too. You can either ask any questions, or you can simply check when I have any available appointments.

I'll get back to you and check a couple of things (whether you'd like phone or video counselling, if you have an okay internet connection/ phone line, and if you have enough privacy when talking). If all that's okay we'll arrange a free first appointment (it's called a consultation).

This gives us the chance to ask whatever questions we need to, so we can see if online/telephone counselling is suitable, and for me to explain a few things like privacy, safety, etc. Then you can talk about what's troubling you, so you can get a better idea of what counselling would be like and the way I work. It's very natural to be anxious in first appointments, but I'll do my best to make it less scary!

Feel free to visit my website if you'd like some more information about me or counselling.





Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • BACP Senior Accreditation 2017
  • BACP Accreditation 2014
  • MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy - University of Stirling 2013
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling - University of Strathclyde 2011
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills - The Manchester College 2010
  • Certificate in Counselling Concepts - The Manchester College 2009


Further Training:

  • Certificate in Online Counselling (Audio & Webcam) - OSCT
  • Certificate in Counselling Children and Young People - Temenos
  • Making Trauma Therapy Safer - Somatic Trauma Therapy Training London 2015
  • Working with Sexual Abuse and Rape - Birchall Trust 2015
  • Motivational Interviewing Level 1 - University of Sheffield Hallam 2014
  • Emotion Focused Therapy Level 2 - University of Strathclyde 2014
  • Emotion Focused Therapy Level 1 - University of Strathclyde 2012


Experience:

  • Counsellor at a cancer support charity 2017 to present
  • Counsellor at NHS Lancaster, 2016
  • Counsellor at a youth project, Hull 2015 to 2018
  • Counsellor at NHS Blackpool, 2015 to 2016
  • Sessional Counsellor at a self-harm support charity, Barrow, 2014 to 2015
  • Counsellor at NHS Lancaster and Morecambe, 2014 to 2015
  • Counsellor at NHS Fleetwood, 2014
  • Vol Counsellor at a voluntary sector counselling service, Bolton, 2013 to 2014
  • Vol Counsellor at a carer support charity, Kendal, 2013 to 2014
  • Counsellor at a youth project, Hull, 2011 to 2013
  • Voluntary Counsellor at Mind, Ulverston, 2011
  • Trainee Counsellor at an EAP, Paisley, 2011
  • Trainee Counsellor at NHS Cumbernauld, 2010 to 2011
  • Trainee Counsellor at a College, Glasgow, 2010 to 2011

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Social anxiety, problems at university

Fees

£35.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

The first consultation session is free

When I work

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Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Piccadilly House, 49 Piccadilly, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 2AP

Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom