I am an Integrative counsellor with experience of working with both private clients and clients within NHS, EAP, Private and Statutory sectors. The Integrative approach I offer embraces a Humanistic Relational perspective, believing in the individual's capacity to grow, change and heal through a positive therapeutic relationship. I aim to provide a safe confidential space in which to explore difficulties, issues and concerns for genuine change to occur.
I hold a special interest in working with relational trauma and attachment, with individuals. This is reflected in my Continuous Professional Development training which includes Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & am I currently training in EMDR.
In addition I am a registered Adoption Counsellor working with post adoption. I am trained in Developmental Dyadic Psychotherapy (DDP) working with children and their families in an attachment focussed way.
Adoption Counsellor (Reg. No. 1250134)
I have a breadth of experience working with a range of issues that include trauma and attachment (as stated above), historical sexual abuse, domestic violence, anxiety & depression, gender issues, sexuality, addictions, relationships, adoption, bereavement, work-related issues, self-harm, & eating disorders. I am passionate about delivering an effective ethical practice in a non-judgemental, genuine way that respects and honours individual suffering and feel privileged to have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.
What can you expect?
Well you can expect from me understanding, acceptance and honesty, the willingness to work with you at your own pace, to your own agenda. I can provide compassion, a relational approach to working with your emotions and the rest can be up to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) training 2016-2018
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling Hull University
Counselling Certificate Hull University
I volunteered at Survivors Hull and East Riding for 2 years.
Alongside private practice I currently work part time in an NHS setting providing short term work.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My fee is £40 per hour, payable by cash only.
I do not have the facility to take card payments at the moment.
Concessions are available: please contact me if you would like to discuss this.
Employee Assistance Program charges may vary.