Overwhelm can take many forms and affect us in various aspects of our lives at any given time. You might feel that you are doing well with parts of your life and struggling with others, or you might feel generally down. When we are going through a difficult time, it can be hard to reach out to friends and family, so talking to a professional can help.
Whether you are feeling sad, anxious, stressed, going through life transitions, difficulties in your relationships, experiencing issues in the present or struggling to deal with the effects of past trauma, I am here to help you. Sometimes, it can also be difficult for clients to pinpoint what the actual issue is and they just don’t feel right, with no insight into what would need to happen or change in order to feel better and that is absolutely fine as our work together will be based around growing your self-awareness, untangling your thoughts, feelings and emotions and exploring any underlying causes to see things more clearly and get a better understanding of what is happening for you. The insight gained from greater self-awareness can often alleviate emotional suffering, improve relationships, and lead to long-lasting, positive change.
The therapeutic model I practice is predominantly Person-Centred, although I also use CBT techniques as and when needed. This means I strongly value your individuality as nobody knows you better than you do and I am here to provide you with the support to build on your strength and resilience at a pace that feels good for you.
I have experience working with young adults to seniors in settings such as high schools and wellbeing centres and welcome enquiries from people of any gender, ethnicity, or background.
I work from the PH7 Wellbeing Centre in Burnley, which is just a 5-10-minute walk from the bus station. There is also car parking available nearby.
***Due to the current circumstance in relation to Covid-19, I am offering telephone and video counselling, as well as face to face. Covid policy in place which will be discussed prior to meeting.***
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Accredited, Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, University of Salford
- ABC Awards, Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, The Manchester College
- ABC Awards, Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts, The Manchester 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
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
£40 per session
I offer some limited concessionary slots to trainee Counsellors and students upon production of relevant ID
Concessions offered for
I offer a free 20-minute introductory session for us to get to know each other. I will ask some questions about yourself to get a picture of what’s happening for you and will answer any questions you may have to ensure that I am the right therapist to help you.
Also, as a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I abide by the Ethical Framework of the BACP. My work with you will be completely confidential.