Are you looking for help with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, relationship issues, family issues, parenting, caring responsibilities or work-related stress? Life can be challenging and working with a counsellor can often be what’s needed, when we feel we can’t cope. I work in a person-centred way, where you can talk about your problems in a safe and accepting environment. I believe that you ultimately know what is best for you, but at the moment it is hard or even impossible for you to find the way forward. I won’t judge you or give advice. What I provide is the time and space to work with you on your difficulties and worries, to enable you to better understand why you feel the way you do, and to use that knowledge to make positive changes, at your own pace.
I draw on my professional training, work, family life and my own personal experience of what brings many of us to counselling, to help with all the issues I mention above and more. I have particular experience of working with loss and bereavement and as well as running my own practice, I counsel in a dedicated Bereavement Service.
My practice is based in the light, airy offices at the Ullet Road Eco Centre, Liverpool 17. I understand how much courage it takes to make that first step in reaching out for help. You can contact me by phone or by email to set-up an initial appointment and I will respond as soon as I can. I offer day-time and evening appointments, and a limited amount of Saturday sessions are available too.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered member of BACP (MBACP)
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4)
Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 3)
My experience includes dedicated Bereavement Counselling for both adults and young people and School Counselling at Primary (Place2Be Integrated School-based Service) and Secondary level.
Continuing Professional Development
Some of the workshops, courses and conferences I have attended include:
Loss and Bereavement Training
Working with bereaved clients
Insight into Eating Disorders
Treating Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks
Mental Health First Aid England Standard
Working with children who have suffered a loss or bereavement
Child Development in Adversity and Trauma
Attachment Theory and Self Awareness
Developing skills for giving emotional support to children
Working with metaphor
Unusual experience and understanding psychosis in young people
Integrating artwork into your counselling practice
Person-Centred Expressive Arts Therapy Level 1
I am a professionally qualified counsellor and Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP No. 278596) and work to their Ethical Framework for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am fully insured and access supervision on a regular basis to ensure that I practice safely and ethically. I am also covered by an enhanced DBS.
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.