What I can offer:
I provide integrative counselling and psychotherapy for individuals outdoors, indoors, and remotely via phone or video conferencing.
Have you decided you would like some support and started to look into counselling and psychotherapy, but does the idea of sitting in a small windowless office whilst you explore your inner thoughts fill you with dread? Maybe outdoor therapy is for you?
By being outdoors we can over come the intensity of being in a small office, it allows us to be side by side on your journey and creates a balance between us that can create a stronger therapeutic relationship. Being in nature you are surrounded by the cycles of our natural world and this can be incredibly useful during your own explorations of your cycles of behaviour.
Outdoor sessions vary depending on you. I have a variety of routes depending on what you need, gentle walks in the open, woodland walks or something more strenuous.
My Theoretical Background:
The modality I work from is Integrative, which just means I pull from different theories to tailor your therapy to suit you. The basis of my approach is Person Centred – meaning that you are in control of the sessions and what you discuss. The heart of my approach is to create a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and that we develop a strong therapeutic relationship to allow for change to take place.
Not Just Outdoors...
I also work face to face indoors from an office space in South Leeds with good transport links, as well as working remotely via phone or video conferencing.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work within their ethical guidelines. I hold an up to date DBS certificate, I am insured and first aid trained.
I have been practicing for 4 years and have worked with a wide range of clients, including but not limited to; general anxiety, depression, bereavement, survivors of sexual abuse and relationship problems.
What to expect:
Interested but still not sure what to expect? Finding a therapist is like trying to find the perfect pair of shoes, the fit must be right! I offer a free 15-minute telephone call to discuss your needs and give you the chance to ask any questions you might have. If you then decided you would like to ahead and book a session, we will have an initial session where we will go over the contracting and route planning (if outdoors). We would then book in your first session and your away!
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Psychotherapy
- Post Graduate Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BSc Psychology
- Dealing with Distress
- Addressing Suicidality and Suicide Risk Online
- Working Online
- Taking Therapy Outside - Understanding therapeutic practice in outdoor natural spaces.
- Introduction to Domestic Abuse
- Counselling Children and Young People using the Person Centred Approach
- Working Creatively with Grief
- Issues Surrounding Sexual Abuse
- Grief and Loss Course
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Walk and Talk Therapy
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Initial information session (25 minutes....………...£25
(telephone or online)
Outdoor session (50 minutes)……………..………....£50
Outdoor session (90 minutes)……..……………..…..£75
Indoor session (50 minutes)…………..……………....£50
Online/telephone session (50 minutes)...………….£50
Appointment times vary, I also have evening and Saturday appointments available.
A lot of people ask how the outdoor sessions work, well they are the same as indoor sessions just outside! Of course, there are additional areas to consider, such as the weather, confidentiality, and fitness levels, but don’t worry these sessions are not “physical workouts” they are tailored to what you want.
If you have any questions, please do get in touch and we can discuss those further.