How I work
I will help you make positive changes to your mental and physical health by giving you a safe space to open up and talk about what is wrong, so you feel less stressed, scared and alone.
Together we focus on building a safe and trusting relationship. One that will give you a stable foundation to understand and learn to like yourself more, to build better relationships and most importantly to begin to trust yourself again.
It can be difficult to do this on your own. However, you're not alone, just contact me, we can chat and this can be the start to healing yourself.
I offer a free 30 minute Initial Consultation & Assessment.
This will be your opportunity to ask any questions, for example, 'how does counselling work?' You get a chance to start to tell your story and will get to know more about me and begin to get an idea of whether you want to work with me.
There is no obligation to continue.
You can call or message me on my mobile 07487827370 for immediate mental health support for issues such as anger, anxiety, depression, and difficult relationships. I work with all ages with a specialism in young people.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified, registered counsellor and psychotherapist member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to their ethical framework, for good practice.
I hold full professional insurance, a DBS certificate, am committed to continual professional development and regular supervision.
I have a background of working in secondary schools for 10 years as support for Special Educational Needs & Disabilities and English as an Additional Language.
I qualified in 2017 as a Person-Centred counsellor at Doncaster University Centre attaining a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
In 2019 I attained a first-class BSc honours degree in Humanistic and Integrative counselling and psychotherapy from The Sherwood Institute in Nottingham (Accredited by Staffs Uni).
2020 Moving your practice Online counselling with Online Therapy Institute.
2021 Children, Young People & Families Conference online
2021 Private Practice conference 2021
When words are not enough: using creative approaches to therapy
2022 (SOCA) Safeguarding Children Level 3
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My specific speciality is young people, especially teenagers and the difficulties faced in todays world of social media and the pressures it creates.
Family and relationships- the difficulties of 'fitting in', making/keeping friends and problems maintaining long term partnerships in both work and personal life.
Attachment trauma from childhood and the ensuing emotional fallout that was created.
Shame and all its awful outcomes on the person both physical and mental effects.
From £40.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Free Initial Consultation & Assessment 30 minutes.
This will be your opportunity to ask any questions, like 'how does counselling work?' And to start to tell your story. The session will be 'a getting to know' each other chat with the aim of you knowing what it might be like to work with me.
There is no obligation to continue.
Fees are £40 online, £45 face2face per 50 minutes with 10% concession for a booking of 4 in a block (£40).
I offer weekday appointments between 10-6pm online via video and face2face on Tuesday & Friday afternoons/early evening.
My private practice in Retford has free parking, has good public transport links and there is disabled access. It is also quiet and private.
I offer a weekday appointment, with some later appointments if needed.
I provide tea, coffee and water if required.
My counselling can be short term 6-8 weeks for a specific problem or long term psychotherapy, where deeper, complicated issues that need more time to be explored, can be understood and healed.