Hello and many thanks for taking the time to visit my page. A bit about myself - I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor, psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and supervisor with 15 years experience in Mental Health, working with adults helping them to overcome many different mental health and emotional challenges. For the last two years, I have also been working as a counsellor for children.
My experience to date has enabled me to work with a vast range of issues. I also have particular expertise in working with relationship issues, anger, bullying, sexuality, LGBT, self-esteem, self-confidence, bad habits, depression (and generally feeling low), identity and anxiety issues, sleeping problems, improving communication skills as well as survivors of sexual abuse.
As an experienced Wellness Practitioner, helping people identify where they are at in life and how they want to move forward is my specialism. I have at my disposal many tools to do this, whether it is counselling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), coaching, hypnosis, personality assessments or nutrition guidance. My clients particularly find useful a range of personalised audio tracks which they can listen to in their own time, focusing on many areas such as mindfulness, low self-confidence, feeling low, anxious, or changing unhelpful habits.
What happens next?
So if you are struggling right now or even if you are doing O.K. in life but want to make improvements then feel free to send a text or call direct on 0755 554 7377 or click here to send me an email.
I am happy to answer any questions you may have and discuss your needs and if you are happy to proceed, we can then book you in for a session with me. I can offer online appointments via, Zoom, Whatsapp, FaceTime, Skype or by phone if preferred. I can offer daytime, evening and weekend sessions.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am qualified to Masters degree level in Counselling which I obtained at Keele University.
I also have 3 diplomas in counselling and a certificate in Counselling Supervision. In addition to this, I have undertaken various additional training courses in order to expand and develop my knowledge base and undertake regular and frequent CPD.
- MSc Counselling Psychology (Integrative)
- Level 4 in Counselling (Gestalt, Person-centred and Existential)
- Level 4 in Clinical Hypnotherapy
- Level 4 Certified Nutrition Diploma (AfN - Association for Nutrition)
- Post-graduate certificate in Counselling Supervision (Keele University)
- Weight Management Specialist qualification
- Smoking Cessation Specialist
- Diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring in teaching
- Life-Coaching Certificate
- Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I only do phone or online sessions at the moment due to not always being in the UK.
Day times, Evenings and weekends.
I have worked in different professions and held roles in a number of areas - ranging from adult education, supervision, lecturing and psychotherapy. I have worked for organisations such as the Priory, Birmingham University, Warwick University and the NHS. I have led on Counselling courses and I was a Senior Lecturer for Counselling at BAES. I have also co-written a counselling degree and been a Course Director at university. My last role was as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor working for various universities.
The counselling models I use are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Person-centred, Gestalt, and Transactional Analysis (TA). For hypnotherapy, I also integrate mindfulness, strengths-based therapy, Positive Psychology and the principles of savouring (enjoying and maximising the moment). I can create a tailored package that includes a variety of approaches such as career coaching, personality assessments, nutrition guidance, counselling, hypnotherapy etc..