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Are you feeling stressed, anxious, angry, depressed, overwhelmed? It might feel as if you are alone struggling with your difficulties but this is where I might be able to help you. Many of us experience difficult times at some point during our lives and this is when it can be invaluable to talk to a counsellor like me. Together we can talk through what is concerning you and this can help you to either resolve difficulties or gain a better understanding of what is going on for you.
Depression, anxiety and panic attacks, anger management, addictions, self-harm, bereavement and loss, obsessive compulsive disorders, suicidal thoughts, relationship difficulties and more are among the many issues that I have helped clients to address. I worked at York Mind for a number of years which gave me considerable experience working with mental health problems.
As an accredited therapist (with a background in nursing), I have a great deal of experience and can offer you the opportunity to come and talk through whatever is concerning you, in the knowledge that it is in complete confidence and without fear of judgement. In a gentle and compassionate way, and at your own pace, I can help explore what is causing you distress and enable you to understand what is going on for you. Together, we can then look at ways in which you might manage these problems and perhaps look for solutions to help you move forward.
Counselling can enable you to resolve difficulties, help to improve self-confidence and lead to living a more satisfying and fulfilling life. Lasting and meaningful change can come about through the counselling process.
Sometimes it is enough to talk problems through and have some short term counselling for a few sessions. For other people, counselling can be longer term, providing a chance for you to work through deeper issues, and to gain a greater awareness and understanding of yourself.
My counselling room is quiet and is situated in the centre of Easingwold. It is an easy drive from Thirsk, Helmsley, York and Boroughbridge and is on a number of bus routes.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Granted status of BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, June 2015
- Post graduate Diploma in Counselling, University of East Anglia, June 2010
- WPF Diploma in Counselling Skills, Suffolk
- Foundation course in Bereavement Care, Cruse, Suffolk
- Registered General Nurse, Guy's Hospital, London
I continually advance my personal and professional development with various workshops and courses which include
- Coping with Change and Transition
- Body Dysmorphia
- Grief and Bereavement workshop
- Couples Counselling - Advanced Post Diploma Certificate Course (Person Centred)
- Autism Awareness
- Counselling for Depression
- Personality Disorders and Character styles
- Working with shame and guilt
- Sudden and Traumatic Death
- Dreams workshop
- The Power of being Human in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BACP Practitioner Days
I work with a great variety of clients of all ages, and have gained wide counselling experience with University students and staff, prison work and charities and Cruse Bereavement Care. My work at York Mind has given me extensive experience of working with people with a variety of mental health conditions.
As a member of the BACP I abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice and am committed to giving the highest standard of professional therapeutic care.
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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.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 - £60.00
Concessions offered for
Each session costs £50 for individual counselling and £60 for couples counselling.
We would usually meet for weekly sessions lasting 50 minutes for individuals and 1 hour for couples.
Fees may be negotiated according to individual circumstances.