I am a reliable, attentive and dedicated counsellor / therapist with over 7 years clinical experience in a range of professional settings (including an NHS provider, a GP surgery, several charities and a private counselling firm). We all come to counselling with different ideas and expectations of what we would like, want and need. I aim to not only meet, but surpass your expectations of counselling by working in a flexible way that is not simply derived from textbooks and routinely applied, but in one that emerges out the unique way you and I relate to each-other, resulting in a counselling experience that is both methodologically sound and authentic, but (most importantly) still very 'you'.
Whilst I bring an expertise in therapeutic concepts and relevant psychological theory, I am not the expert on you. It is through balanced collaboration that therapy is successful and I put you, the client, at the centre of all I do in session, being genuinely invested in your well-being and dependent upon your honest reflections to guide the process.
I have worked very successfully with hundreds of clients from a wide range of backgrounds. I am highly competent in working with a variety of common presenting issues including, but not limited to; anxiety (generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder), depression (low mood / feeling sad), stress, addiction, grief, self-esteem, phobias, relationship issues, abuse, self-harm, trauma and eating disorders. I work integratively to draw on conceptual frameworks from a number of theoretical bases including; person-centred, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), transactional analysis, narrative therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and attachment theory.
To find out more please call or text 07736 505 709 to book a free 30 minute consultation (tel / skype / IM). The consultation will be a chance for me to introduce myself and help you share a little about what has brought you to counselling. I will also be able to answer any questions you might have. From this point the 2 of us can have a discussion about if / how counselling might be able to help you before you decide whether or not to book your first session.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified at The University of Manchester to Masters level (with distinction) in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and hold a 1st Class Honours undergraduate degree from the University of Nottingham. I have also consistently engaged in further training and development opportunities which has included specialist training in; anxiety, grief, personality disorder, trauma, sexual abuse and eating disorders amongst others.
In addition to private practice I am employed as a Senior Psychological Therapist for an NHS provider, Mental Health & Well-Being Manager for a Manchester-based youth charity, Counselling Clinical Lead for a London-based counselling service, as well as associate roles in counselling for both both a national charity and a private counselling firm. In all my work I have established a reputation for dedicated and flexible work and excellent outcomes. Across my roles I provide supervision to trainees, group / 1:1 clinical supervision, facilitate several monthly support groups, and design and deliver ad-hoc psycho-educational workshops to staff and service users alike.
I hold a BPS accredited qualification in clinical supervision and provide both group and 1:1 clinical supervision as well psycho-educational workshops for a local youth charity.
I am a registered member of the BACP, with whom I have been published, and I am about to apply for accreditation status which I have every reason to believe will be accepted.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Eating disorders
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Initial consultation (30 mins) by telephone / skype / instant messaging - free of charge
Counselling sessions - £40 (Manchester centre M4) or £47 (Stockport SK2)
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Appointments available Monday to Friday and I offer flexibility in order to meet client availability. Please contact me to discuss possible timeslots.
Types of client
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