Counsellor & Psychotherapist
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I offer face-to-face, online and telephone sessions to adults aged 18 and over who are feeling emotionally distressed and want to feel more able to cope and at ease.
You may be considering counselling because something is happening right now which is causing you distress, or it may be something that has happened in the past which you would like to work through within a safe and trusting space. We can all feel lost, anxious, confused, or sad at times which is part of being human.
As an integrative relational counsellor and coach, I can help you to feel less stressed and anxious so that you can be more confident to manage whatever life throws at you. I work in a person-centred way that seeks to understand your experience and hopes for the future. I value our relationship and I believe that by working together you will be able to find the answers to work through your difficulties. As I have a background in nursing and coaching, I have a varied skill set that can be adapted to best meets your needs. I also work with the mind-body connection which can help you to better understand the difficulties you are experiencing.
Counselling can help you to make sense of what is happening in your life right now. You will be listened to and heard. You will feel that your experiences are accepted and understood. I provide a safe, trusting and empowering space.
I am committed to offering a service which is welcoming to all backgrounds in a supportive and non-discriminatory manner.
Email me to book an introductory telephone or online session today.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an integrative, relational counsellor trained at Leeds Beckett University. I am a registered member of the BACP.
- Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
- MA in Psychotherapy
- TPC Health Coaching
- ILM 5 in Coaching & Mentoring
- MSc in Health Education & Health Promotion
- BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies
I have experience as a counsellor in a mental health charity and private practice working with a wide range of issues such as relationship and family difficulties, anxiety, low mood, low self-confidence and low self-esteem, and trauma.
I have over twenty years’ experience as a nurse working in NHS and local authority organisations with a focus on healthy lifestyles. I am also a qualified coach.
What does this range of experience mean to you?
You can talk to me about health issues without feeling that you need to explain the condition or the medical process. I have experience of working with chronic conditions in a hospital and community setting. I also have public health experience that focuses on prevention and better management of health. I have experience working in sexual health, maternal health, and healthy living. As a coach I can bring a solution focused approach and together we can explore what you want to achieve instead of what you do not want and agree a plan together. I have experience working with workplace difficulties, career development and better managing health. As a counsellor, we will work together to explore your experience in a person-centred way that helps you to understand how you think, feel and behave.
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.
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
From £50.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session
I offer a free 30 minute online or telephone introductory session. This is an opportunity to ask me questions and to see if you want to work with me before committing further.
In our introductory session, we will discuss what brings you to counselling, how long you would initially like to commit for, and what you would like to be different at the end of counselling. We can explore whether you would prefer counselling or coaching. The choice is yours.
Subsequent sessions are charged at:
£50 per online and telephone session.
£55 per face to face session.
I offer 60 minute sessions for counselling.
Payment is required on the day and discounts are available for block bookings of 4 or more sessions.
When I work
My face to face availability is on Mondays 8.30am to 8pm at Tadcaster Road or Wednesdays 8.30am to 1.30pm at Gillygate.
My telephone & online availability is 8am to 6pm Tuesday and Thursday.