As a counsellor I believe in and have personal experience of the power of an open, honest, warm and safe space to talk and be heard.
It can be easy to believe that the problems and challenges we face in our lives and the emotions that they create such as anxiety depression, grief, uncertainty or anger are feelings that we simply learn to live with, affecting our everyday lives We can often feel confused and uncertain about these thoughts and feelings; reaching out for support can be daunting but is the first step on a journey of self understanding and is a sign of inner strength, the ability to know when we need support.
Every client has an individual story and I will work with you in a collaborative manner to provide a supportive, non judgemental environment that allows you to be open and honest about the difficulties you face. Together we will create a safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings and to grow in self belief and understanding. This growing knowledge can support you to make different choices allowing you to move forward with your life at a pace and in a manner that is right for you.
Counselling can be a chance to talk and explore your thoughts, but can also empower you to change unhelpful thoughts or behaviour patterns.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a private practice in Cheadle Hulme on a Wednesday and Macclesfield on a Thursday.
Member and on the Register of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBCAP).
I worked as a placement student with AGE UK for two years.
I am a fully trained Integrative Counsellor.
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 in Child Safeguarding.
Enhanced DBS Check
Additional courses in
Equality and Diversity
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.