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AMI Counselling

About me

Hello, thanks for looking at my profile. Are you wondering if counselling will help you? I am aware life can be difficult when you think it’s ok, suddenly the floor shakes and you are tipped upside down. Does your head feel like it's about to explode as it's clogged up with not knowing how to cope and what is best? Are all your friends and family giving you conflicting advice? I have been in exactly that situation, I know how you are feeling. Just talking to someone openly and honestly about how you are really feeling can feel such a relief. Counselling will help you understand what is best for you and help you accept the choices you make.

People seek counselling for a number of different reasons, such as relationship breakdown, job loss, bereavement or feelings of panic and anxiety. I have also worked and supported a lot of clients who have suffered abuse in many different forms. Counselling allows us to explore those aspects of our lives that we may find difficult. I will support you in a safe, relaxed and confidential setting. I will not judge you or be shocked by anything you tell me.

The problems will still be there next week, next month, next year. Ring me and have a chat about an appointment, let's see if we can work on this together. Don't let the past stop you enjoying your future.

Training, qualifications & experience

Due to the cronovirus lockdown, I am available to offer telephone counselling, or zoom or other on line contact.

I am a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, having qualified at Leeds Beckett University. I have worked in a University for many years and have a vast amount of experience of supporting young adults overcome problems. I have worked with students with disabilities and overcoming their health issues to succeed with their chosen career.

I was a Samaritan for many years and worked with people suffering from a variety of issues, including abuse, drink and drug addiction, loneliness, and depression with suicidal thoughts.

I have volunteered at a local College as well as undertaking additional training in helping survivors of abuse and working with both male and female clients, who have suffered from various forms of abuse.

I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their ethical framework.

  • Level 7 Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
  • BA Open University
  • Diploma in Health & Social Welfare
  • Certificate in Health & Social Welfare
  • Certificate in Health Promotion
  • BACP Individual Member
  • Supervision compliant with BACP

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

I charge £45 for a 50 minute session. However, concessions are available, I am happy to discuss this with you.

When I work

Most days and some evenings

Further information

I am a trained integrative counsellor, meaning I draw on a range of therapeutic approaches including Person Centred, Psychodynamic as well as elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Transactional Analysis.

Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations