I am a qualified counsellor based in Leeds offering unlimited counselling both face to face and online. I am trained in working with individual adults for a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression and bereavement. I also have a special interest in those suffering from stress, 'burn-out' and managing past traumatic experiences.
Counselling can be helpful:
If you are feeling self-critical and anxious all the time that it is now holding you back in your life.
Feeling sad, depressed or have a low mood that feels like a dark cloud that won't shift.
Suffering from a recent loss, traumatic experience or life transition and need to talk about it to someone impartial who listens.
Feel stuck and don't recognise who you are anymore and want something to change.
What to expect from me:
I believe the success of therapy is based on the quality of the of the therapeutic relationship between us. I am dedicated to offering a safe, kind, and accepting space for you to talk through some of your feelings and explore some of the challenges you are experiencing. I may integrate other therapeutic approaches focussing on helpful strategies, looking at the past and unconscious behaviour or suggesting more creative ways to communicate difficult emotions in the moment. The aim is always unique to you, in working towards movement and connection to yourself and others in your life.
What to do next:
For more information or to arrange a meeting please click on my website link or email me button. I understand how important finding the right therapist is, I therefore offer a free 20 minute consultation to ask some questions, discuss your hopes for counselling and how we could work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor with a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. (Level 7)
My initial training is grounded in Purist Person-Centred Therapy. A belief in everyone's ability and human right towards positive living by offering respect for personal autonomy and empathic 'way of being.'
I am also registered with the BACP working with the standards and ethics of the profession.
I have volunteered for over 2 years with UK Counselling Network offering counselling to adults with a wide range of issues.
Additional Training and CPD:
Grief and Bereavement Counselling Diploma with Distinction
Certified Counsellor Online and Telephone Counselling
Calming the Anxious Brain - using neuroscience to end anxiety panic and worry
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation, to get to to get to know you, some of the challenges your experiencing and your hopes for counselling. If we then decide to work together we will arrange or first session.
Sessions are 50 minutes either face to face, telephone or online charged at £50.
I currently have availability for face to face counselling based in Wetherby on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00am to 2:00pm. I have online or telephone appointments on Thursdays.