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Dip Psych Dip Coun (MBACP)

About me

            I am experienced and fully qualified in Psychotherapy & Counselling. I have 21 years experience in counselling, working with individuals, couples and groups. I have also worked extensively with individuals in a health and social care setting. This has included vulnerable adults, children and families. I offer a personal and working knowledge of a safe authentic therapeutic relationship.

            I have extensive experience working with individuals in the Health and Social Care Field. This included twelve years within the field of addiction working as a Drug and Alcohol Treatment Worker within Criminal Justice settings, working peripatetically between Probation Office's, Prison's and Community Based Services.

            I gained vast knowledge and experience related to individuals from all walks of life, recognising issues that impact on communities, separate from substance use and misuse. My approach is inclusive, open and honest. I believe if as individuals, we understand ourselves and our relationships we can lead a more healthy life.
            I have knowledge and expertise in couples work, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Panic Disorder, Bereavement and self esteem. I am willing to discuss at referral if you are unsure or have not seen your specific issue listed. You can refer by contacting me by telephone or by email whichever mode of contact suits, so you can ascertain if I am the right therapist for you.    

            There are occasions in life when you may feel overwhelmed, overcome or mixed up. I believe Psychotherapy and Counselling offers a confidential space for you at your own pace to build a trusting therapeutic relationship. Safely enabling you to understand how you relate to others. This can help you to recognise, behavioural patterns that may not be useful in the here and now.

            Through this therapeutic relationship you can also gain understanding of yourself and acquire new insight and self compassion. Building trust and resilience in self.

I offer Imago Relationship Therapy to couples online via Zoom to any location. Imago is a theory of relating where the couples safety and connection is paramount to this approach. It uses a way of communication which is very structured to enable you as a couple to discuss the most difficult aspects of your relationship. This enables you to take this way of communicating outside therapy, finding the precious time in busy lives to nurture your relationship.  I have a passion for working with couples, I am both privileged and humbled to be a therapist. I bring my own limitations and own them honestly within my work. I will stay in your process and show compassion to your individual circumstances.

              I currently run my practice via Zoom. Prior to this, the Counselling services I have been a member of, have been in G.P Surgeries, Hospitals, Women's Refuge and Family Centres, Providing Psychotherapy and Counselling to Individuals, Couples and Groups.

              I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and   Psychotherapy (MBACP) and adhere to their exacting guidelines and ethical framework. I am a BACP registered member on the Accredited register.

            I am fully and comprehensively insured with the Psychologists Protection Society.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 1 Counselling Course
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
Supervision Certificate
N.V.Q Level 3 In Health and Social Care.
101 Certificate in Transactional Analysis.
Diploma in Transactional Analysis

Certified Imago Couple Therapist

Four years Advanced Training in Clinical Psychotherapy. Eighteen years experience working with Addictions. Training in Complimentary Therapies. Four years voluntary work (which has included Counselling at G.P Surgeries, Women's Refuge, Staff Counselling in local Hospital, Community based projects, supporting new Mum's with Post Natal Depression, family Support and the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy)..

Member organisations


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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couples work, Imago

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£60.00 per session

Additional information

£60 for Individual Sessions
£80 for Couples

When I work

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Further information

212A Burton Road, Manchester, M20 2LW

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

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