Sometimes I use the analogy of a bag of wool to help explain this process we call ‘counselling’. We start with a big ball of knotted strands of different colours, all twisted and mashed up together. These are the many issues that are swirling around for you and making it difficult to move on. My job is to work with you to tease out and un-knot those strands, until they are no longer twisted around one another and have become workable again.
I truly believe that you arrived in this world as your own expert, and I am not about to presume I know better than you about anything! However, your past, current circumstances or unwanted experiences may have knocked you ‘off course’. You may feel depressed, anxious, terrified of the future or unable to see any future at all. Whatever ‘it’ is, I offer a safe space free of judgment or personal ties to you, in which you can explore your feelings and be truly heard.
As a person centred counsellor I work with you, alongside you, to help you to find your path, your needs, and your true self once again.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified from South Cheshire College (under Manchester Victoria University) with a Diploma in Counselling in 2005.
I have around 1000 hours of experience in counselling, mostly in the voluntary sector and working alongside other paid employment. Whilst qualifying I worked in the bereavement sector, and found that along with bereavement came experience in just about every other area of counselling, as nothing in life is ever neat and tidy!
Alongside my private practice I currently work for a charity with clients who have experienced any kind of abuse.
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
From £35.00 to £45.00
Concessions offered for
Payment accepted in cash, credit card or by BACS within 24 hours of the session.
I prefer to see the majority of clients during the day, but am happy to discuss if this causes you difficulty.
I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am pleased to be able to offer you Face to Face counselling either at my home or at premises in Crewe.
I am willing to work via Zoom or WhatsApp whilst there is a need to do so.