Counselling/Psychotherapy are "talking therapies" which encompass many different approaches and techniques that are designed to help people make positive changes in their lives.
People often refer to counselling and psychotherapy for a wide range of reasons including relationship difficulties, bereavement, anxiety, low self esteem, stress, addictions, depression or to resolve past or present issues which may be impacting on their lives.
The aim of my work with clients is to support them to reconnect, strengthen and heal themselves using Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy which can be modified and used in many different ways depending on the clients individual needs.
I trained extensively for 4 years in clinical psychotherapy at the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy and became clinically endorsed in 2008.
After becoming endorsed I worked privately and voluntary at the Manchester Institute with a wide variety of clients.
My areas of interest and experience include working with abuse, trauma, relationship problems, childhood issues, depression, low self esteem, panic attacks, stress, anger management and female issues e.g miscarriage/termination/post natal depression.
I run a private practice in Stockport which is conveniently located within walking distance from the train station and major bus routes.
I offer a confidential, supportive and caring enviroment for individuals and couples to work through their difficulties. I am committed to providing a high quality professional counselling and psychotherapy service.
I offer an initial 30 minute free session, this enables you to make contact, discuss what you would like work on in therapy and decide if I'm the therapist for you.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to their ethical framework and guidelines.
I am fully and comprehensively insured with the Psychologists Protection society.
I subscribe to the government DBS service which is current and up to date.
I am dedicated to on going training and currently studying at Chester university towards a Masters degree.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Social Care.
Certificate in Counselling Skills.
101 T.A Certificate.
Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy.
Certificate in Child & Adolescent Studies and Therapeutic Skills.
Certificate in supervision.
Clinically endorsed 2008.
18 months voluntary work at the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy.
4 years advanced training in Clinical Psychotherapy.
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
£40 per 50 mins for individuals - £55 per 90 mins for couples.
I also offer Low cost therapy to students and individuals on low incomes or claiming state benefits.
Daytime, Evening and Weekend sessions available.
Sessions available: 10am-8.30pm Monday to Friday Saturday 9am-1pm
I also offer supervision for students and qualified counsellors.
Please refer to my supervision profile or alternatively contact me via email or telephone for further information.