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(she/her). MBACP Reg BA(Hons)Integrative Counsellor

About me

I am a Person-Centred Integrative counsellor working relationally with people who are experiencing various issues including feeling sad, having low moods, anxiety, depression or panic attacks.

I believe that sometimes we all need someone to take the time to listen and try to understand how we feel or what we are thinking, with this in mind I will offer you a safe confidential environment, free from judgement or pressure so you can explore areas that feel uncomfortable for you. As an Integrative counsellor I am flexible in my working, looking to adapt my therapy skills to suit your needs and establish a genuine and trustworthy relationship.

I am fortunate enough to live rurally near the sea and am keen to take the therapy outdoors if my client is interested. Research has shown that spending time outdoors is beneficial for both mental and physical health and it can improve your mood and reduce feelings of stress by introducing a calming effect. It can help you to become more active and make new social connections.

I appreciate it can be both difficult and daunting to decide to seek out a counsellor therefore I offer short term counselling in order to work with a specific problem you might be facing or long term counselling to give you time to reflect upon experiences and discuss what has happened and how it is impacting on present relationships.

Come and talk to me and we can work together to resolve these feelings. Send me an email to book an appointment or visit my Facebook page or website to see what I'm about.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have completed 6 years training achieving a First Class Hons BA Degree in Integrative Counselling through Coventry University and previously gained both the Certificate and Diploma in Counselling Skills & Practice. I have also achieved the Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling and completed Couples Counselling training.

I have completed various courses and attended workshops as part of my continued professional practice  and these include:

  • Gestalt 2-chair work
  • Working with Shame
  • Working with Dreams
  • Suicide and Suicidal Ideation
  • How to Do Counselling Online: A Coronavirus Primer
  • Moving Your Work Online
  • Understanding Anxiety, Depression and CBT
  • Outdoor Therapy Training
  • Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia

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.

Fees

From £30.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation for contracting and identifying specific issues if relevant.

My session fees are for 60 minutes and are as follows:

Young Adults (18yrs-24yrs) - £30

Adults/Older Adults (25yrs onwards) - £40

Couples - £60

For student rates and concessions please phone for more info

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

 Monday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, available Face-to-Face in Hull, also Remote & Walk & Talk sessions.

Wednesday - Pheonix Health & Wellbeing, Leeds, available for Face-to-Face sessions

Further information

Currently I am working at Pheonix Health and Wellbeing in Leeds on a Wednesday, offering non-directive person-centred counselling for clients with a variety of issues and worries.

Previously I spent 14 years working in the prison service as a tutor, delivering Family and Relationship courses to male offenders and their families. My initial background was working with pre-school children and more recently I have been working with people experiencing homelessness and addiction.

BACP membership number: 00924077

Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25

Phoenix Health & Wellbeing, Ground Floor, Lower, 30 Park Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2SP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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