About me

There are times in life when you may feel that you don't have anyone to turn to. You perhaps feel that family or friends may judge you if you talk to them about your problems or express certain feelings. Talking to a Counsellor may help take this pressure away. I can offer a space where you will be free to open up, in confidence, and express these feelings in a safe environment.

I offer my counselling services to adults and young people individually, as couples or families. I am a qualified experienced Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist offering a warm friendly service, supporting each person's individual needs working with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship, anger, self-harm, self-esteem and work related issues.

I can offer you an empathetic, non-judgemental service in a safe environment where we can work together allowing you to talk and express yourself freely through a variety of tools and theoretical models. I offer sessions in person (face to face) and online using different mediums email, IM, Telephone and video using Skype, Zoom & Vsee. I also have an encrypted Protonmail account if you choose to work with me via email.

The approaches I use are Integrative : Person Centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt, Brief Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Existential Therapy, Psychosynthesis Therapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).

I offer brief therapy (6 sessions), medium term therapy (10-20 sessions) and long term therapy.

Appointments can be made Monday to Friday daytime and evenings to fit around your work schedule.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • MSc Psychology (Addictions) currently studying
  • Diploma in Online Counselling & Psychotherapy (Level 7) Member of ACTO
  • BSc (Hons) Practice Development Counselling
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Practice (Level 4)
  • PDA Health & Social Care Supervision (SCQF Level 7)
  • CBT Advanced Diploma (Level 4)
  • CBT Diploma (Level 3)
  • Diploma in Counselling Children & Young People
  • Advanced Certificate in Counselling Practice (Level 3)
  • Intermediate Counselling Certificate (level 2)
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS Level 4)
  • NVQ Early Years Care and Education (Level 3)
  • CACHE Mental Health Awareness (Level 2)
  • CACHE Mental Health in Children and Young People (Level 2)
  • Workplace Learning with Coaching and Mentoring

I am committed to Continuing Professional Development and as part of my CPD I have attended various events and training days/courses:

University of Salford: Psychopharmacology of Drugs and Addiction                          University of Cumbria: Supporting Children and Young People through Transitions/Bereavement.                                                                                        NHS: Working with Personality Disorders
SAFA: Working with Self-harm and Suicide
Young Minds: Young Persons and Parental Mental Health Issues
CADAS: Substance Misuse Training
CADAS/YOS: Working with Young Offenders
Howgill Family Centre: Family Support Training
ACES Trauma and Resilience                                                                              Safeguarding Training Level 2
CCC: Risk Taking Behaviours.

I have 20 years experience with a combination of working in Education, Counselling and Support roles.


I am currently employed as a School Counsellor working with children, young people, families and staff.  I am also employed as a Remote Staff NHS Psychological Therapist. I have experience of providing therapy for SAFA supporting young people and adults who self-harm. I also work in private practice taking in referrals from individuals and couples.  Additionally I provide staff counselling for local businesses, UK organisations. and EAP's. I have past experience of running Education/Support Groups.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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 will try and support you in any issue that you present to me.

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Fees

From £40.00 to £60.00

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • HealthAssured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Rates are for a 1 hour sessions

Self referrals: £40 for individuals & £50 for couples. Families £60.

Companies & EAPs: £50+

Supervision: £50                                                                                                                                                                         

Availability

Monday to Friday 9am - 8pm

Further information

I am an Accredited Professional Registrant of the National Counselling Society.

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have Public Liability Insurance.
I have a current DBS.

I am fully aware of Safeguarding Procedures and hold a Level 2 Certificate.
I have experience of Multi-agency working.

Whitehaven
England
CA28

Workington
CA14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
VSee
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I can provide a monthly Supervision service to organisations who feel their employees or volunteers would benefit from exploring their workload.

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