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. Give me a ring or send 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 recently achieved the Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling.
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
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £30.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
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 - Individually - £40, Together - £60
For student rates and concessions please phone for more info
Monday & Wednesday - Pheonix Health and Wellbeing, Leeds
Tuesday, Friday & Saturday - available for Online/Telephone or Walk & Talk Therapy
Thursday - Salt Revive, Beverley until 8pm
Currently I am working at Pheonix Health and Wellbeing in Leeds, 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