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Cousellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor

About me

I am a qualified and registered Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor. I practice from a number of settings across Blackpool, Fleetwood and Preston.

I am a Registered Certified Accredited Advanced EFT Practitioner. I am a registered Advanced Integral Eye Movement (IEMT) Practitioner. I am trained in Mindfulness which I practice personally every day and I offer Mindfulness to both groups and individuals.

I am a qualified psychotherapy supervisor offering individual and group supervision.

As a qualified and experienced Couples and Family Therapist  I work with opposite sex, same sex and transgender couples. I work with sexual and sexuality difficulties, identity issues including Intersex struggles, children, parenting, second and extended families, affairs, anger, domestic violence, communication difficulties, impact of life-stage transitions, separation and divorce as well as illness and bereavement/loss.

I am a registered and Accredited Eating Disorders psychotherapist.

I have extensively experience supporting children and young people who are struggling with school and other educational difficulties.  

I am an Attachment Narrative Therapy (Systemic Family Therapist) having trained with the renowned Bowlby Centre in London. I have extensive experience in working with Personality Disorder (PD) and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) having previously worked as lead practitioner in both PD and DID.

About me: In my spare time I volunteer as a grief, bereavement and loss counsellor as well as a supervisor for Cruse Lancashire (Bereavement). I decided in April 2022 to leave Cruse Bereavement after seven years to pursue new volunteering opportunities. I am a local authority governor of a primary school.

Governing Bodies/ Insurance: I am a member of the BACP, BABCP, EFT International and the Association of Intergral Eye Movement Practitioners. I hold a current Enhanced DBS disclosure. I am fully insured to practice.

Areas of particular interest: I work across the full spectrum of disorders however I have particular interest in all areas of trauma, OCD, eating disorders, high end groups and bereavement. In my bereavement work I have a particular passion in working with suicidal people, survivors of suicide and with the families/friends of those whom live with the aftermath of suicide when a person has completed suicide. I have particular interest in couple/relationship work which often fits with my family therapy work.

I have worked within Autism and Intellectual Impairment for the last eleven years latterly managing a statutory disability service. Therefore I have a lot of experience in supporting challenging situations including behavioural distress.

As a supervisor I work using a range of models/approaches. I pride myself on staying current and up to date.


Training, qualifications & experience

  • Masters of Science Degree and PGdip in CBT.
  • Advanced (BACP Advanced Accredited) Diploma in Counselling
  • Advanced Certified Accredited Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
  • Accredited (Registered) Eating Disorders Therapist
  • Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling
  • Certificate in Attachment Narrative Therapy (ANT).
  • Advanced Integral Eye Movement Practitioner
  • Ascentis accredited bereavement Counsellor (Cruse trained too)
  • Ascentis and ABC accredited supervisor
  • MBCT therapist
  • Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy
  • Advanced Certificate in Aids/HIV Counselling and Care.
  • Advanced Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Advanced Apprenticeship and NVQ 3 in Social Care and Children and Young people.

In 2019 I completed a foundation course in Infertility Counselling and Surrogacy Therapy.

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Member organisations

BACP

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Areas of counselling I deal with

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Single session/One at a time Therapy sessions.

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Fees

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Fees:

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When I work

Please contact me directly. I have great flexibility and work responsively and respectfully to a clients needs. I work in both Blackpool, Preston, Chorley Lancashire.

Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I work as a qualified and experienced psychotherapy supervisor hosting both individual and group supervision.

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