Sometimes life is hard to figure out on our own and we just need to talk to someone who gets it. My role is to offer kind understanding to support you to find clarity and insight.
How I work: No two people experience depression, anxiety or any other personal issues in the same way and what helps one person may not be helpful for another. I will be guided by you, and what you are comfortable with, to establish where you want to be and how to get there. My therapeutic approach is Person Centred but will draw on other modalities in response to the issues we are exploring.
In my 20’s I worked as a youth counsellor and later when I became a parent I supported new parents as an accredited counsellor. I completed a foundation degree in therapeutic counselling much later in life, bringing a wealth of experiential learning from my own journey. When I was 28, I sustained a spinal cord injury that resulted in becoming a wheelchair user. Learning to adapt and live with a physical disability changed the course of my life. I can relate to the challenges of responding to life changing events. Now that I am older, I work with people who are experiencing some of life’s changes and challenges; children leaving home, retirement, divorce, loss, and the rediscovering of ourselves.
I have also worked with ex-cult members and people experiencing coercive control in their family or relationships
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member British Association Counselling & Psychotherapy
Foundation Degree in Counselling
Certificate in Telephone and Online Counselling
MSc Environmental Management (People and Communities)
BSc Education and Sociology
Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service adults and children)
Level 2 Solution Focus Therapy
Level 1 Mindfulness
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
Post Cult Counselling
Our initial meeting will be free and takes about 20 minutes. Thereafter I ask £40 per hour or £50 for an hour and a half. (Payable by BACS) I suggest we meet for 10 sessions and review towards the end of this period.
I invite you to meet up via Zoom or by phone. If you would prefer to meet face to face in York, we can discuss this as I am relocating soon and will be able to invite you to my permanent therapy space.