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BSc, PGDip, Studying for MSc

About me

Looking for the right counsellor can be a bit of a minefield, so if you are reading this then you are one step closer to beginning your counselling journey with me. I offer the first session at £25 because I encourage you to look at other therapists to make the best decision, after all, you are investing in yourself so it should be the best.

It is common for people to disregard painful feelings or experiences and to bury them or put them in a box never to be opened again or dealt with until they begin to force their way out and into everyday life. Having been a client before becoming a counsellor I have some understanding of how dark some of these places can be which led me into this role of counsellor.

As a Person-centred counsellor I believe that ultimately you hold the answers to your struggles and that you have the power to change the way you look at, experience and deal with these issues. You are the only person who knows what is best and truly understands what you need and where you are right now. Together we can explore what you feel you need and how you can make changes and move forward in order to build the life you want and deserve, and most importantly be happy.

Training, qualifications & experience

Fully registered with the BACP, I offer Person-centred counselling in a safe environment whether that is face to face, online or over the telephone. I have experience working with a range of issues with people of varying ages and have previously worked for The Samaritans as well as Health Society at The University of Salford.

I have a Psychology degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, Level 3 Counselling Skills from The Manchester College and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from The University of Salford. I am currently studying for my Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy at The University of Salford.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

From £35.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

First session at £25 for 60 minutes and then £45 thereafter.

Concessionary rates available which can be discussed during the first session.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am quite flexible with my counselling hours, so if you work shifts then I can accommodate your work pattern where possible.

Further information

I have a small practice based in Broadstone Mill on the 3rd floor within Stockport Business and Innovation Centre (SBIC) in Reddish, Stockport. It is easily accessible by road (A6, M60 J, the pyramid and J Portwood roundabout) or by bus (203, 42A and 192).

However, if distance and travelling is an issue for you I also offer telephone and online counselling as well.

Office 320F, Stockport Business and Innovation Centre, Broadstone Mill, Broadstone Road, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK5 7DL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

A lift will be available to access the 3rd floor and reception will notify me of your arrival.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom