Are you considering therapy? Are you looking for someone to help you to better understand the difficulties you are experiencing? Therapy can be used to help you overcome a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, low self-esteem and obstacles which could be hindering you from living a fulfilled life.
I am an experienced Counsellor and qualified Supervisor offering appointments in Leeds City Centre, and the beautiful setting of the Piece Hall in Halifax. Both practices are very central - just a short walk away from bus and train stations. Pay and display parking is also offered nearby.
I have gained many years of experience working as a counsellor at Mosaic II in Bradford with individuals whose lives have been impacted by sexual abuse. I now work solely in private practice with individuals and couples, providing a safe and non-judgemental environment that will enable you to explore in confidence the issues you are finding problematic. Our time together will support you on your journey to overcome the issues which are causing you distress.
The foundation of my training is the Relational Approach, which enables the exploration of both your self experience and your relationships with others. This approach helps to highlight and appropriately create change in unhelpful debilitating patterns. I do however respect that everyone is individual, and that their therapeutic needs differ. Therefore, I am able to integrate a range of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis and Psychodynamic and Humanistic Therapy to ensure that my approach is tailored to your needs.This will provide safe and effective support whilst we work collaboratively towards your personal aims.
I have a keen interest in Transactional Analysis which I incorporate into my practice where appropriate to help clients to develop their awareness of both themselves and their relationships. This approach focuses on helping you to fully understand any behaviors, thoughts and feelings by discovering their unconscious meanings and motivations.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), and I work in accordance with their ethical framework.
I fully appreciate the courage it takes to talk about the difficulties you are experiencing, and I respect that taking the first step towards counselling can be a challenge. An initial phone call to discuss what is right for you may be the starting point.
What Happens Next?
I offer a free 15 minute telephone call - this gives you an opportunity to ask me any questions you may have. From that point, if you wish we can arrange an initial appointment which will allow you to decide whether I am the right counsellor for you.
Counselling sessions are usually face to face and usually take place on a weekly basis, although other timescales may be discussed to fit in with your personal circumstances. Video call sessions are also available.
I can be contacted via telephone or email. If I am unable to answer please leave a message and I will return your call as soon as possible.
Training, qualifications & experience
* Post Graduate Certificate in Counsellor Supervision -York St John University.
* Diploma HE in Therapeutic Counselling - Leeds Metropolitan University.
* Certificate in Couples Counselling- Leeds Centre for Psychological Development.
* Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
* Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy - I have a keen interest in Transactional Analysis and after completing the Foundation Course I have continued on to advanced clinical training in this specialist area.
* Mosaic II training - issues surrounding sexual abuse.
* Ascentis Certificate in Bereavement and Loss - Cruse Bereavement Care.
* Certificate in Counselling & Therapeutic skills- Wakefield College.
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
- Individual therapy is £60 per 50 minute session. This is payable in cash or bank transfer at the beginning of each appointment.
- Couples counselling is £80 per 1 hour session.
- Supervision is £60 per hour.
- My cancellation policy requires 48 hours notice to prevent the full fee being payable.
I offer daytime and evening appointments subject to availability. Weekend and early morning appointments are available subject to availability