I am now offering face to face sessions at my therapy room.
I also offer online and telephone sessions.
If you are feeling affected by the Coronavirus at the moment please get in touch.
How do you know who is the right counsellor for you? It can seem like a minefield with sometimes hundreds to choose from. I offer a free 30 minute consultation to help you decide, so you are then able to make an informed decision. We all make choices everyday sometimes without much effort but this one does require more consideration. What I can guarantee is that you will receive a counselling experience tailored to your needs, one that will be respectful and non-judgemental, professional at all times yet personal, all in a safe and confidential space. If you would like to feel listened to and understood without fear of judgement or rejection. If you would like to work out how to move forward and improve yourself and your problem then please contact me.
Are you feeling stuck?
- Does Anxiety feel like it controls you?
- Is Depression preventing you from enjoying things?
- Does everyday feel like a struggle?
It's time to take action
- Would you like to feel back in control of yourself and your life
- Would you like to work on being free of anxiety or depression?
- Would you like to feel happy again?
I have lots of experience in working with anxiety and have suffered with anxiety and some of the symptoms myself in the past. Because of that experience I have a good success rate in helping people overcome their battle with anxiety.
Just consider this for a moment...
We'll go to the doctor when we feel unwell physically: sore throat, flu, bad cough. So why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss or loneliness - if we are feeling sad or having relationship issues or family issues, breakups/divorce or family betrayal, there are too many to mention all of them, but we can all be affected in some way. Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, but we don’t have to. We can go and see someone, someone who will be able to understand our situation and help. Emotional health is as important as breaking your leg and you certainly wouldn't leave that untreated, would you? You would go and see the doctor, that trained professional who you know and trust will help you.
I focus on working with you, to help you feel at ease and comfortable when coming to counselling. If you feel nervous or anxious about attending counselling this is also something we can work on and help you feel more relaxed about. I possess a natural quality that helps people feel at ease, which is great for a potential client seeking counselling who may be feeling anxious about seeing a counsellor and what it entails.
I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor. This means I use three approaches to counselling, these approaches are: Person Centred Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I am also a registered member of the BACP and I am an approved therapist with Anxiety UK
Arrange your free 30 minute consultation
Please contact me to arrange a free no-obligation 30 minute consultation, this will help you decide whether you feel comfortable working with me and give you an opportunity to ask any questions or address any concerns you may have. You can contact me through this website or you can contact me direct on the provided telephone number. You can also visit my website where you can find out more about me and my counselling service at Mind2Talk. Thank you and good luck with your counselling journey.
My Oldham therapy room has wheelchair access.
Parking Available: Yes: There is plenty of free on street parking available.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in Mental Health
- Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
- Level 1 Award In Mental Health Awareness
I have also completed courses in:
- ââWorking with Loss and Bereavement.
- Understanding Anxiety.
- Understanding Depression.
- Understanding Stress.
- An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence.
- A "Mindfulness" Workshop.
- One Day Workshop On Transactional Analysis.
- One Day Workshop On Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
- I have also completed training on Emotional First Aid for trauma response.
I am also an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body.
Full details of the Anxiety UK Approved Therapist scheme can be found here - www.anxietyuk.org.uk/getinvolved/therapists-at-anxiety-uk Details about becoming a member of Anxiety UK to be able to access therapy via the charity can be found here www.anxietyuk.org.uk/membership .
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
Concessions offered for
Face to face - £35.00
Online - £35.00
Telephone - £35.00
There are discounts available for block booking of six sessions. There are discounts available for students undertaking a counselling qualification.
Further details can be found on my website, or by contacting me directly.
Please contact me to confirm any specific availability.
How Counselling can Help You
I am dedicated to providing you with a confidential and safe environment, this environment is also built around the therapeutic relationship. A client is usually more successful in counselling when they experience a positive and professional relationship with their counsellor. Work can be challenging but is massively insightful and influential for you the client. with your commitment we will find ways together that suit you and work best for you. Belief, dedication and hard work really do create successful results.
What To Expect In Your First Session
Your first session will initially focus on "contracting". Contracting or a "Working Agreement" in Counselling is very important, it addresses things like "confidentiality", "appointment times", "fees" and other areas of counselling. In this session you are made aware of the service I offer and what you can expect to receive at all stages of your counselling journey. This part of counselling is important for us both to agree on and understand due to the nature of our relationship. After we have looked at the working agreement and you are happy with the offer of service we will then start to explore your "presenting issue". It is called this because it is the problem that has brought you to counselling in the first place. It is the first feel for counselling and gives us an opportunity to begin to establish that all important therapeutic relationship, which is so influential in counselling success.