I am a fully qualified counsellor, having successfully completed the BA (Hons) Counselling Studies degree programme, with several years of experience in the counselling field. I offer professional and confidential, person-centred counselling.
I work with adults aged 18 years and above, offering one-to-one counselling.
The counselling that I offer is usually open-ended, but can be flexible with whether it is long or short term counselling, depending on the individual client's needs.
Counselling offers a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore any issues that the client may have, in order to gain more insight and understanding into themselves and their feelings and to identify any areas of life that a client may wish to change.
The building of an equal and trusting relationship is paramount to my work and I believe that each client that I work with is an individual and value them as such, working in an empathic and understanding way to help the client to discover and learn more about themselves and to find their own unique way of resolving any issues that are impacting upon them and moving forward with their lives.
In terms of my professional practice, I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and on the BACP Accredited Voluntary Register. This means that I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework, and as such attend regular supervision, hold a current and up to date Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check and am fully covered by Professional Indemnity insurance. I am also registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and therefore compliant with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation.
For more information about myself, the work that I do please access my website as shown above.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons) Counselling Studies.
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling skills.
Faculty of Health, Human Development & Community Studies lecture:
'Personal Aspects of Attachment Theory - the Science of family bonds' - delivered by Sir Richard Bowlby.
BACP Register Certificate of Proficiency.
Introduction to Transactional Analysis - TA101.
Emotional Health: The Springboard to Robust Self-Esteem.
Awareness Raising On Issues Around Self-Harm Workshop.
CADES - NCFE Level 1 Award in Substance Misuse Awareness
Working with Problem Gambling Induction - provided by GamCare
Introduction to Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People
Introduction to Safeguarding Children Level 1 Training (Accredited by the LCSB)
Internal Training Programme in 'Systemic Approach'
Meriden Behavioural Family Therapy Training Programme
The Freedom Programme for Agency Staff (Delivered by Women's Aid)
Safeguarding Adults Foundation (Navigo)
7 Key Tips for Working with Men Successfully in Therapy
As well as my work in private practice, I have experience as a counsellor in a number of voluntary settings within the Grimsby area and have worked with a wide range of client issues and groups.
I have also worked as part of Navigo's Systemic Family Therapy team for many years.
Additionally, I work in association with GamCare, to provide counselling locally to those suffering from issues related to problem gambling or affected others, this service is free of charge to the service user. If this is something you feel you or someone you know could benefit from, or for more information on this service, please get in touch to discuss it further, or alternatively, you can call the free GamCare helpline on 0808 8020133.
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
£30 per session
£25 per session
EAP/ Employer rate:
£40 per session
Fees are payable in cash, within the duration of each session.
Discounts may be available for those who are unwaged or on low income, upon request.
Daytime and evening appointments available.
To make an appointment please contact me on the following:
Tel: 07887545963 (phone call or text)
If I am unable to answer or respond immediately, I will do so as soon as I am able.
Some immediate appointments are available.
Daytime and evening appointments are available
Sessions last an hour, are usually on a weekly basis and take place in a private, comfortable room.
I currently practice from a premises central to Cleethorpes, within walking distance from St Peter's Avenue. There is plenty of off-road parking available and the building is also accessible via major local bus routes, (such as the 3,9, and others), as well as Cleethorpes Train Station.
Thank you for your time in reading this profile.
I look forward to hearing from you,