I understand that taking the first steps toward change is hard and sometimes scary but I hope that my approachability and humour can make this experience a positive one.
I am an integrative, person-centred psychotherapeutic counsellor and Psychotherapist and I offer both short-term counselling and long-term depth psychotherapy. I believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is the most important part of therapeutic work and within a safe space, I will provide a trusting environment for you to explore whatever it is that you are struggling with.
Before choosing a career as a counsellor, after graduating with my Bsc Hons in Psychology I gained experience within the psychology departments of local prisons before moving into the police for many years. I then made the decision to train as a counsellor/Psychotherapist and that brings me to where I am today. My past career choices do still influence my work today and I have a special interest in trauma work in all different forms, whether that be PTSD, childhood trauma etc.
I am an integrative psychotherapist, with a core modality of Transactional Analysis. However, I draw upon various other modalities in order to create a bespoke therapy plan to address the specific needs of each client.
I am a qualified EMDR therapist, registered with EMDR UK (the regulatory body for EMDR Practitioners), as well as being a qualified clinical supervisor.
If you read through my profile and feel that you want to contact me; you can send me a text, email or leave a voicemail and I will get back to you.
We would arrange a free informal telephone discussion to enable me to find out a little bit about you and enable you to ask any questions you may have. Following this, we would arrange for a telephone or video assessment session, during this session we could discuss in detail you're goals and expectations in order for you to make an informed decision moving forward.
I currently offer therapy via telephone or via video (TEAMS or ZOOM) and EMDR via the Bilateral Base platform.
- Therapy sessions - £50 per 50 minute
- EMDR sessions - £70 per 90 minute
- Supervision sessions- £55 per 50 minute
Training, qualifications & experience
- Registered Member of BACP
- Accredited Member of UKCP
- Member of EMDR UK
- Certificate of Transactional Analysis 2013
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling at The Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling - BACP accredited training programme.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Psychotherapy at Newman University (via The Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling)
- Diploma in Adult Psychotherapy at The Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling - UKCP accredited training programme
- Certificate in Supervision
- EMDR Qualification - Level 4
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer various styles of therapy including but not limited to;
- Creative (drawing, painting, stories, metaphor)
- Dream work
- Sand tray therapy
I have a special interest in Trauma work and PTSD.
From £50.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Initial Telephone Mini-Assessment - free
Assessment - £25
Therapy Session - £50 (50 mins) telephone or video
Supervision Session - £55 (50 mins) telephone or video
EMDR Session - £70 (90 mins) video
When I work
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