I am a highly qualified and experienced psychotherapist and relationship counsellor and an EMDR therapist. I am BACP registered. I have been in practice for 14 years. I have my own private practice in Stockport. I have worked for Relate a national counselling agency working with Couples as a relationship therapist and with Individuals on a variety of issues. I have also worked at Relate as a Family Counsellor and as a Young a Persons Therapist working in a clinical and school setting on a long term and short term basis. I have also worked for Manchester City Council offering parenting coaching and parenting courses.
I am also a qualified addiction therapist working with individuals and couples, if you think you may have an addiction, porn, sex, alcohol, gambling or any other addiction it may be effecting you or your relationships, come and have a chat about the issues therapy may help.
EMDR is special type of therapy that can help clients that live with uncertainty and anxiety issues whether they are fears such as phobias of spiders, snakes or fears like flying, dentist, needles or giving birth. Birth trauma, physical or sexual abuse, childhood trauma or an accident. EMDR can help with weight problems such as emotional eating, addictions and PTSD. If you wish to explore these highly emotional topics in a calm safe environment or find out more about EMDR therapy then just email or call my number or visit www.traumanorthwestclinics.co.uk! At these very stressful times when many of us are struggling with health anxiety or the loss of a loved one EMDR therapy is a very useful therapy for clients struggling with any of these issues due to the corona virus or COVID 19 or any other health condition!
I have a lot of experience working with couples where conflict/abuse is an issue and have counselled clients referred to me from women's aid and worked as a facilitator on a Domestic Abuse programme Which is registered with 'Respect'!
I work in an Integrative approach which is non-judgement and in a safe and confidential setting, where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings at their own pace so you can make sense of and find solutions too your issues.
I work with Clients that have been involved in Narcissistic / or and Toxic Relationships. I will work with you as a individual or in a group. I help educate clients so they can understand the affects of these behaviours on them how to manage or leave these toxic relationships.
I also do work for the MS Society working with clients coping with long term health issues.
I have a lot of experience working on employment assisted programmes working with Individuals on a wide range of issues.
What Issues I Can Help With:
- anxiety disorder.
- communication and conflict issue
- the aftermath of an affair and betrayal
- fertility issues
- sexual issues
- bereavement and loss
- coping with separation
- relationship issues
- birth of a baby
- birth trauma
- Sexual issues
- panic disorders
- Mental health issues
- intimacy issues
- Life stage issues
- Postnatal problems
- Confidence problems
- Low self esteem
- Parenting issues and Step-family issues
- Narcissistic/Toxic Relationships
- Addictions including Sex or Porn
- self harm
- attachment difficulties
- stress, anxiety, depression,
- coming to terms with illness
- eating disorders,
- relating to others and work issues.
- loss and grief
I offer counselling for families and offer parenting advice. I can help with a wide range of problems that the modern family encounters, blended families, separation and divorce, loss and illness, helping to draw on the family's resources and to give each family member a chance to voice their needs in a safe, contained environment.
I am a qualified EMDR therapist ( Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). I trained with the renowned EMDR Masterclass.
A wealth of research has been conducted demonstrating the benefits of EMDR therapy which helps clients reprocess disturbing or traumatic memories, anxiety issues phobias, OCD by using a process that involves bilateral stimulation of the brain using sounds, taps, or eye movements. As a former midwife I have a particular interest in working with clients that are struggling with birth trauma and fear of giving birth!
EMDR has been found to be very beneficial to young people, as well as to adults. This process is approved by NICE ( National Institute of Clinical Excellence ) as an effective treatment for the management of PTSD and to re-establish a healthy core belief about the self. For more information please visit my website.
I run a group for clients involved in Narcissistic or/and Toxic relationships.
I work from my own comfortable, safe and confidential premises in Stockport.
Training, qualifications & experience
Emdr Part 1,2 and 3. Emdr Masterclass 2013.
Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Therapy, ( Systemic Therapy) 2009.
Relate Certificate in Couple Counselling 2005.
Diploma in Midwifery 1996.
Counselling Young People 2004.
Mental Health certificate 2004
I have additional training in Fertility, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy). Macmillan Cancer Counselling, Brief Solution Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse, EMDR Therapy/PTSD, Sex /Porn Addiction!
I am also a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Many people at the moment are struggling with health anxiety, fear of the corona virus Joe the loss of a loved one due to the corona virus or any health condition.
EMDR therapy is a therapy that can help with these issues by reducing anxiety or traumatic memories! Please visit:
Charges are between:
YP sessions: £55.00
EMDR sessions: £60.00
YP and Couples Online sessions: £50.00
Online Family sessions £55.00
Addiction therapy: £65.00/£75.00 to be arranged.
Concessions offered for
Romiley: is local to Marple, Stockport and Tameside there is a bus service within a 2 minute walk and a train service within a 10 minute walk from my premises. Parking is also available.