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Counselling And Psychotherapy

About me

I offer Person Centred counselling, a non-directive approach, which believes, given the right conditions, a person can reach their full potential and become their true self.   I aim to offer a safe, non-judgemental, supportive, and understanding space for you to talk about past or present feelings, emotions, and events.  From our work together, I hope to facilitate your personal growth and self-development thus enabling you to make peace or find resolution of current or past difficulties.

In addition to the above, I also work integratively which means that I have a good understanding and working knowledge of other theories and types of psychologies (such as Transactional Analysis, Attachment Theory, Solution Focused Therapy, and others), which I will bring into our work together, should there be a need or benefit to you.   As well as this, I have a range of resources, strategies, and guides which, where relevant and necessary, I will forward onto you to enhance your understanding and knowledge; this is also known as Psychoeducation.

I offer support to adults with common mental health conditions, such as, anxiety, stress, depression, low mood, anger management, bereavement, PTSD, amongst many other issues.  

I am a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling professions which means work ethically and responsibly.  I regularly attend a variety of workshops for Continual Professional Development and am constantly seeking knowledge through other means such as reading, podcasts, study papers, television etc , all of which enhance my practice and also to ensure I am up to date with key legislation and practice.

I would be happy to arrange an initial phone call to discuss what your needs and requirements are from counselling. Please be aware that during the counselling process, you may feel worse before you begin to feel better.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Levels 4, 5 & 6)

Counselling Level 3

Introduction to Counselling (Level 2)

STORM (Skills Based Training on Risk Management)

Understanding Disassociation and Trauma

Using Attachment Theory to Inform Work with Young People

Female Genital Mutilation: Recognising and Preventing FGM

Into The Light Training Seminar On Impact Of Child Sexual Abuse On Adult Survivors

Naming and Taming Overwhelm during the Pandemic

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.

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Initial Telephone consultation - FREE

Face-to-face Counselling Session (50 minutes) £40.00

Online Counselling Session - £40.00

Telephone Counselling Session - £40.00

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Wednesday 2pm - 8pm

Thursday 9am - 8pm

Further information

There is no pressure to commit to a certain number of sessions at any time. You are free to start, and stop therapy, whenever you want.

Healthways, 473 Chorley Old Road, Bolton, BL1 6AE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

N/A