I am a naturally warm, compassionate and empathic therapist who is able to provide a safe, supportive and confidential space in which you can share your experiences, difficulties and concerns. I believe that therapy can help you live a more fulfilling life and have more genuine and harmonious relationships.
What to expect
We would begin with one or two initial sessions where we can discuss what you are looking for help with, and how we might work together to achieve this. It may be that you have a specific issue to work through or a specific length of time to give to therapy. In which case I would work with you to set realistic and achievable goals within your time frame. Or it may be that you have suffered from difficulties in life for a long time and that you have come to the point where you are ready for change. In which case it would most likely need to be a longer commitment to therapy to do some deeper work with lasting effects.
I use my skills and experience to tailor a therapeutic approach that suits you and your needs, to help you reach your goals.
How I work
I use my core training in Transactional Analysis to help people gain a better understanding of how their life experiences and important relationships may inform thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the here and now. I can also offer a range of approaches to help clients connect more deeply with themselves including story and metaphor, sand tray, guided imagery, exploration of dreams, mindfulness and relaxation.
Above all I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship in which I invest myself professionally, genuinely, emotionally and lovingly.
The first step
Please get in touch with me to arrange an initial telephone conversation to discuss further what you are looking for and what I can offer. You can ask any questions you might have about the important decision to start psychotherapy. There's no charge for this initial conversation. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Newman University
- Diploma in Psychotherapy, Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Sessions are £50 each and last for 50 minutes.
When I work
At present I have availability on a Wednesday and Thursday day, however I may have extra availability coming up in the near future.