Feeling sad or anxious while we are required to social isolate creates many more challenges as there is less opportunity to interact with others, which heightens the feeling of loneliness. Spending time with the right counsellor for you will help you regulate and accept the difficult feelings you are experiencing.
My approach to counselling is to offer you space away from your daily life so that we can focus on you. I will be curious to understand how you are feeling, in a warm and non-judgemental way, so that you can gain some understanding and acceptance of who you are. My role will be to help you become more aware of yourself, which will lead to helping you resolve the difficulties that have brought you to seek out therapeutic help.
If you would like to book an appointment, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me on 07851479765. I have appointments available during the day and evening.
At the moment I am only conducting session via telephone or video.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinction).
I have experience working as a counsellor at the NHS.
I teach counselling at a local college and university.
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
If, like me, you have dyslexia you may relate to some of the following:
- Finding difficulties in filling out a form
- Forgetting people’s names
- Feeling clumsy in a social situations
- Not organising your time well
- Feeling different
- Not quite getting things right
- Feeling slow and stupid
If you experience these things it is likely that you hide or compensate for your difference. Perhaps you avoid social interactions, do a job that is too easy for you, or find excuses to avoid tasks that involve reading or writing.
Since we attempt to hide and compensate for our difference, people with dyslexia are less likely to be promoted at work, less likely to attend further training and education, and more likely to experience depression and low self-esteem.
What makes it more challenging are the many myths that exist about dyslexia. Common myths, for example, include the idea that dyslexia is something that only affects children; dyslexia only affects the ability to read and write; and being dyslexic is associated with low intelligence. It is these myths that we need to battle with each day.
Spending time in counselling exploring the social and emotional impact of dyslexia will help you gain control of who you are, rather than let dyslexia define who you are. You will gain more confidence, believe in your abilities, and find your own voice. Ultimately, instead of hiding and battling with who you are, you will begin to be proud of who you are.
I can offer sessions over video conferencing if you’re unable to meet me in Eccles, Salford.
I am available for a range of times throughout the week.