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she/they/them
BSc, PGDip, MBACP

About me

Life is often unpredictable and challenging for us all, sometimes becoming overwhelming and difficult to navigate through. Looking for a counsellor that ‘fits’ and can provide the space you need is an extremely daunting task in itself. However, finding the right one for you can be a turning point and enable you to see some light.

I am a practising relational counsellor, primarily based in LS22 and LS15. I am committed to providing you with a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space where we can work in collaboration to help you understand and overcome the barriers you face. 

Prior to counselling i have many years experience supporting people with learning disabilities such as Autism and Downs syndrome but also their families. I have experience of working with mental issues from BPD, Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder. I also have experience working with a multitude of issues from anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement to eating disorders, PTSD and trauma.

I believe the key to effective collaboration in counselling is a trusting relationship. From that I employ an integrative way of working that is very focused on what works best for you. I work from the heart offering a very personal service tailor making each session for you. I have experience using CBT,  Gestalt, Psychodynamic, TA techniques in a creative and diverse approach.

If you have any questions then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Working with Grief
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Level 3 in Counselling skills
  • BSC Hons in Psychology
  • QCF level 3 Health and Social Care
  • IARRT Rewind Therapy
  • I am a registered member of the BACP
  • Ecotherapy and walk and talk 
  • Safeguarding Adults 
  • Child protection, DVA and Safeguarding Children and young people

I have experience of working with a vast array of issues such as depressions/anxiety, relational issues, bereavement/loss, trauma and PTSD.

I worked for over a decade in adult social care working with vulnerable adults with learning and physical disabilities. This has equipped me with wide knowledge and skills on how to support and build relationships which enable trust and the ability to build a person’s resilience and confidence in themselves.

I participate in regular CPD as part of my development and in line with BACP ethic s and guidelines. 

I am.also a member of the Creative Counsellors. Through this I have trained in using sandtrays, arts and crafts, mandalas, symbols, picture cards and play in the therapeutic work. 

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation enabling you to ask any questions and to see if we both feel we can work together.

Each session thereafter, will be £50 per 50min face to face session 

£45 per 50min online session

Concessions available.

10% discount for block bookings of 6.

Payments can be made via cash, bank transfer or PayPal on the day of session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mondays 11.30-2.30pm LS22 

Tuesdays (indoor/outdoor) LS15- limited availability 

Thursdays LS22- limited availability 

ZOOM- Tues, Weds and Thurs evenings. Please ask for availability

Further information

I identify as She/ They

The room I use at Wetherby is easy to find but unfortunately not wheelchair accessible. This hopefully will be modified in the future. I also provide walk and talk/ ecotherapy as various locations across Leeds and this is often more accessible to all and risk assessed accordingly.

I have regular CPD and supervision in line with the ethical framework of BACP. 

I have an update DBS check and I am fully insured.

Wetherby Therapy Rooms, 23A High Street, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 6LR

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

Social