I am a counsellor psychotherapist with over five years experience working with children, young people and young adults.
I work from a range of therapeutic approaches, which I adapt individually to each client. I aim to be transparent with my ways of working, and on our first meeting we can discuss what you may be looking for and how we can work together to enable this change.
Underpinning all my ways of working is a space without judgement, where I will listen and connect compassionately with you. Whatever you wish to speak about, I will be with you through it, and I aim to help you explore any thoughts and feelings you have.
I believe in the significance of being heard and valued. Within respecting your story, I feel you will build an understanding within yourself through exploring how you have been shaped by your context and experiences of relationships throughout your life. I believe that no matter what you have been through there will always be hope and a space for change in life.
I hold great importance in building a relationship of acceptance, trust and for you to feel safe to talk. With this in mind, it is important that your counsellor connects with you, and for this reason I offer a free half an hour phone consultation/conversation to see if we will be suited to each other.
I have experience working with a variety of themes in the counselling room, such as: childhood abuse and trauma, interpersonal relationships, family dynamicss, domestic and emotional abuse, anxiety, stress, suicide, self harm, depression, bereavement, identity issues, issues experienced by LGBT+ community.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Post graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am comfortable working with those who may have a diagnosis (such as 'borderline personality disorder' 'depression' or 'OCD'), however I believe these diagnoses or labels are simply explanations for what has happened in our lives.
I am passionate about working without labeling clients and for seeing them for how they truly are, without a diagnosis. I work with seeing your story outside of a medical model and seeing you for all that you are.
For me a 'disorder' is a medical label used to catagorise people. Humans are not born 'disordered' and I find this language dis-empowering, it implies those who have a diagnosis are beyond repair, which is simply not the case.
In contrast, I feel a diagnosis is actually our life trauma expressing itself through personality traits which we have developed in order to help us survive or cope.
£45 per session with free initial phone call.
I am based in Wakefield and try to be flexible for clients.
My premises is a short 5 - 7 minute walk from Sandal and Agbrigg train station.
If transport to this location is difficult for you, please let me know.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday: All day (up to 7pm)
Tuesday: Mornings only
Types of client