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About me


Hello, here is a little about me to help you consider if I might be the right person to share your journey. I am often given feedback by my clients that they experience me as warm, genuinely caring, gently challenging and that they were surprised how easy they found it to share his or her pain, loss, sadness and hopelessness, often for the very first time. I offer a no fee initial meeting of approx. 30 mins.   I work hard to offer deepest empathy and I feel immensely privileged and moved to be invited into my clients' sometimes traumatic and troubled pasts, as we begin together to explore deep emotional wounds. I have enormous respect for the courage it often takes to begin to gradually and gently reveal the most painful and difficult, long buried hurts.

During my 27+ years as a counsellor, trainer and supervisor, I have accumulated over 20,000 hours of supervised Person-Centred client hours.  I regard myself to be a mature, sensitive and very experienced practitioner and offer a wealth of working with a very wide variety of people, and an even wider range of issues, problems and difficulties. I aim to help my clients HEAL not simply learn to manage their symptoms.   A significant number of my clients find me through recommendations of others I have worked with.

Photographs of my first floor dedicated counselling room.

Why it's important to find the right therapist

To find the right therapist for you can be the first step to healing and growth. There are many different therapeutic approaches and many, many therapists. The right counsellor for you will offer you confidentiality and will not judge you, but will gently challenge self-damaging thoughts and behaviour and will help you to empower yourself to grow in confidence and self-esteem. The quality of the therapeutic relationship is of greatest importance to me, and to feel safe with and respected and trusted by me, is my aim with each unique individual I work with as well as those wishing to attend couple counselling.

My commitment to you

Sometimes deep or old hurts, depression and/or anxiety; fears, worries and concerns about the future; or relationship issues and family issues are the focus of therapy and sometimes people attend for personal growth or support through a particularly difficult time. You will lead the way; I will work very hard to be a genuine, honest and caring companion. Together, we may face your fears and together we may honour the positive changes you are making in your life. I often find a tenderness within myself as I share my client's sometimes slow and hesitating journey to emotional well-ness and to feeling whole and healthy inside. I have no agenda and have no wish to change you in any way - my aim is that I help you to identify and to make the changes you wish to improve your life. There are some things in life, such as bereavement and loss, we simply cannot change - I hope to help you to accept those and to manage your feelings in a more positive, healthy way.  You may leave at any time and when the time feels right, I will be equally committed to helping you leave.

My own life was radically changed when I found healing from my past - my own raw wounds, and now experience them as manageable scars. I believe my journey towards healing enables me to truly empathise and to experience my client's worlds as they experience them. I am far from perfect, I make mistakes - I am human. Now, at this point on my journey, I am better at accepting my faults and vulnerabilities and more able to see and to acknowledge my qualities and strengths. I have learned (an on-going lesson), to be kinder to myself and to treat myself with greater compassion and respect. I would very much like the opportunity to see if I may help you with this too. If you have low self-esteem, lack confidence and struggle to find assertiveness within you, the outcomes of therapy frequently include - improved levels of self-esteem and confidence and an ability to say "No" when you choose, (even when this has not been the focus of the work).

"Growth occurs when individuals confront problems, struggle to master them, and through that struggle develop new aspects of their skills, capacities, views about life."
- Carl Rogers

Training, qualifications & experience

I have gained significant experience and training over the years. My on-going commitment to professional growth and safe, ethical practise is at the heart of all my therapeutic work.

Qualifications relevant to counselling and supervision are:

2013  UKRCP
2013  BACP Accreditation (on-going)
2011  BACP/IAPT CfD Supervision Training
2011  The National Counselling Society Approved Supervisor
2010  Certificate in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
2009  Advanced Certificate in CBI (Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Anx & Dep)
2003  Diploma in Casework Supervision (PCCS)
2001  City & Guilds 7307 Stage one (Teacher training) (Warrington Collegiate Inst.)
1994-1996  PCETI Graduate (Person-Centred Expressive Therapy Institute) USA
1994  Advanced Diploma in Counselling (Wigan & Leigh College)
1993  Certificate in Counselling (Wigan & Leigh College)
1992  Introduction to Counselling (St. Helens College)

Short Courses Attended

Phobic Action
Introduction to Psycho-sexual Health
Jungian Approaches to Therapy
Body/Mind Counselling & Psychotherapy
Domestic Violence
Self-harm & Suicide
Alcohol Abuse
Benzodiazepine Study Day
Complimentary Medicine Seminar

Experience as a Counsellor

I graduated with an Advanced Diploma in 1994 and have been in Private Practice since then. I have a very quiet, comfortable, dedicated first floor counselling room. I am told by clients they find this to be a very calm and soothing space.

I worked, from 1993, when I set up the Counselling Service, as the In-House counsellor at a Medical Centre in St. Helens for 24 years until NHS funding was sadly withdrawn.  During this time I was also asked by the doctors to set up counselling services within two further St. Helens Medical Centre for half a day each week. Each of these were hit by severe financial cuts over the past few years.  I worked with an extremely wide variety of people, of all ages, cultures and sexual orientation and now work exclusively within my Private Practise, although the GP's still refer patients to me, but purely privately now.

My Private Practice is located roughly between St. Helens and Warrington and is easy to reach from M6 / M62 / A49.

From 2002-2014 I was a Therapist within The Priory Group of hospitals. My work included one-to-one therapy and group sessions for in and out-patients, and the role of Therapy Coordinator.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.


National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Personal Development
Relationship Difficulties
Individual and Group Supervision

Sessions available by telephone and Skype.

Telephone counselling and Skype can be easily accessed when it is not convenient to attend sessions face-to-face.  The busier our lives are, the more important flexibility becomes.  If you are unable, for whatever reason, to leave your home, as long as you can be in a quiet and private space, we can arrange a mutually convenient time for sessions.  This may be particularly helpful if you are housebound, are a carer, struggle to find childcare or if you suffer from extreme anxiety, social phobia or agoraphobia.  Fees at this moment are payable via bank transfer, to save anyone being concerned about handling cash or cheques.

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer an initial meeting, FREE OF CHARGE, which lasts approximately 30 minutes. There is no pressure, this is simply a meeting to see if we would like to work together and if the service I offer might meet your need. If we both agree we would like to engage in a therapeutic relationship, a full session may be booked at a mutually convenient time. I offer both daytime and evening appointments.

Full details of my availability are on my website:

The fee for individuals for counselling and supervision (see link to supervisor profile) is:
£50.00 for a 60 minute session.
Students and low-income rates negotiable, please ask me.

I offer a sliding, negotiable scale, for those who would wish to work with me but would genuinely find the full fee prohibitive.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Mondays 1.30pm - 9.00pm. Tuesdays 11.15am - 9.30pm, Wednesdays 11.15am - 4.00pm. Thursdays 11.15am - 9.30pm Fridays 11.15am - 4.00pm

Further information

I hold Professional Civil Liability Insurance and current CRB (now called DBS).

I offer the possibility of including Expressive Therapy in individual, couple or group sessions. This means that I have a variety of different art media (pastels; miniature objects; sound; movement; guided visualisation etc.) available in my counselling room. There is no pressure to use these materials, but should you wish to, you might find them beneficial, in helping you to express and explore your feelings. No artistic skill is needed, just a willingness to experiment and to be open to creativity. This is not about creating a 'piece of art' but simply an invitation to have freedom to find and use natural creativity (which exists in all human beings), in a therapeutic way.

"From the living fountain of instinct flows everything that is creative; hence the unconscious is not merely conditioned by history, but is the very source of the creative impulse." Carl Gustav Jung

I also offer Expressive Therapy Workshops for individuals, couples and groups, either integrated into a counselling or supervision session, or an exclusively Expressive Arts session. The time for these sessions is flexible and a pro-rata fee charged.

Most of my Expressive Therapy training took place in California, with Natalie Rogers (Carl Rogers' daughter). I learned a huge amount from her whilst developing my own creativity and playfulness and learning to facilitate individuals and groups.

Natalie invited me to write about my work to be included in her most recent book - The Creative Connection for Groups. My contribution was based on my work with Eating Disorder groups using Expressive Therapy.

Please feel free to call me: 01925 228825 or 07973 113027 to discuss your needs, book a free initial meeting or to ask any questions you may have about me or the service I offer.


Satnav WA12 9NX



The Creative Connection for Groups Natalie Rogers, Ph.D. Science & Behaviour Books, Inc. ISBN 978-0-8314-0095-8
Pages 291-293

Newton-le-Willows, WA12

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Dedicated counselling room on the first floor. There are stairs. At this time, all sessions are remote. Telephone, Skype, Zoom, Teams and Facetime are all fine with me.

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I have a Diploma in Casework Supervision and have sixteen years plus experience supervising a variety of practitioners.

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