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I provide a safe space, in a non-judgemental environment, where people have the freedom to explore themselves. I am warm and I work at my client's pace in a gentle manner. I am an integrative counsellor and use a variety of theoretical models. This collaborative approach enables me to work in a way that suits each individual client. Humour is very important to me and I believe it is often the thing that keeps us going when life gets tough.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (Reg. MBACP).
I am a qualified supervisor and trained in The Hawkins and Shohet 7 Eyed Model of Supervision.
I work with many issues, including, anger, anxiety, depression, trauma, dissociation and low self-esteem. See below for more details. I have worked with clients in deep distress. I'm very understanding, empathic, and maintain confidentiality. I realise it is difficult for people to open up but I believe counselling can make a difference. I recognise the importance of finding the right counsellor that best suits your needs and that is why our initial meeting, lasting around 20 to 40 minutes, will be free of charge.
I welcome people from all walks of life and I appreciate the importance of sensitivity and respect. I hope we can work together, to find an appropriate way forward for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling (2009 - 2011).
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2007 - 2008).
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts (2006).
One Year Foundation Course in Gestalt Therapy (2014 - 2015).
Certificate of Counselling & Psychotherapy Supervision Practice (2017).
Advanced Certificate of Counselling & Psychotherapy Supervision Practice (2018).
I have completed many short training courses including:
- Introduction to Gestalt.
- BACP Register Certificate of Proficiency.
- PODS: Living and Working with Dissociation.
- Advanced Certificate in the Sexual Assault of Men.
- Trauma and Neuroscience.
- Modular Mental Health: Schizophrenia.
- Working with Shame.
- Working with Complex Trauma during the First Stage of Trauma Recovery.
I have worked as a counsellor at Body Positive North West for people living with HIV.
I have also worked at The Lesbian & Gay Foundation as a counsellor.
I have six years experience as a support worker for people with learning disabilities and mental health problems.
I am working towards accreditation.
I currently work at Manchester Rape Crisis with survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
I have worked on the helpline at MRC for nearly 7 years.
I am a helpline trainer at MRC. The training is offered once each year and is 10 sessions long.
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
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
Survivors of childhood sexual, physical and emotional abuse; cultural issues, identity and difference; dissociative identity disorder and dissociation.
I have completed a great deal of training and continue to do so for my personal and professional development.
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Initial introductory appointment will last around 20 to 40 minutes and is free of charge.
My fees are then £50.00 per hour.
Some concessions available for students & people on low incomes.
When I work