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MBACP. PGDip Counselling & Psychotherapy. BSc(Hons)

About me

Based in Halifax but also working online, I am down to earth, genuine, compassionate and a curious person-centred therapist.

It could be that you’ve become stuck worrying about the future, or you’ve got some big stuff in your head that’s getting in the way of moving forwards and it’s time to do something with it so that you can move on. Maybe there is anger, fear and anxiety of making change, or you feel stressed and sad? Or maybe there is some unavoidable unhappiness in that is in the background of your life?

My therapy-wrk  is integrative, meaning that it is client-led, but we  will work collaboratively using different concepts. I can work quickly with solution-focused counselling and with longer-term psychotherapy. I offer a non-judgemental and supportive safe space.  

By understanding what’s going on in your life right now, taking a look at how the past has helped make your life, this will help you move forwards positively. Your phenomenological experience of life is what you feel, and I really do want to know about you’ve experienced and how you feel about your own world. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma - Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Postgraduate Certificate - Counselling and Interpersonal Skills
  • BSc(Hons) - Psychology and Social Sciences
  • Online and Telephone Counselling

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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).

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All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Anger.
Feeling lost. 
The impact of living life during COVID.

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

How I Work….what is next?

Getting in touch... leave me a voicemail, text, or email. 
I will always get back to you within 48 hours,  then we decide between us if we can work together.

Meeting-up...face to face, phone, video-call.

I also offer sessions via Zoom And WhatsApp.  

Your First Session ...my room is comfortable and peaceful inside the church building, now St John's Business Centre in Greetland, Halifax. HX4 8AQ (You can park around the Church.  The entrance is the big brown door, but I will come and meet you).

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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Daytime,  some evening and weekends. 

Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom