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About me

Choosing to come for counselling is a big step and understandably you may feel anxious about how this will work for you. In our initial session we will begin to get to know each other and I will explain how we will look together at the issues that are important to you.

The person centred counselling that I offer puts you right at the heart of the process. I am able to provide you with a safe and supportive environment, where you will feel able to express your feelings without fear of being judged ...everything you say will be carefully listened to and treated in confidence ... if it matters to you then you are free to say it. I won’t be providing you with quick fix solutions but rather accompanying you on a journey to discover how you can choose to face the challenges that may currently seem overwhelming.

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor who has worked with people facing a wide variety of difficult issues including difficult relationships, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, low self esteem and addictive or compulsive behaviour.

Counselling may also help you to develop self awareness and emotional growth.

I am able to offer both day and evening appointments. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic I have been working via video.  I offer a free 30 minute initial appointment. Each additional one hour session will cost £35 with a discount available to student counsellors.

Counselling may seem like a big step but I will ensure you feel supported as your journey takes you forward.

Training, qualifications & experience

I achieved my Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling at Cheshire Therapy Centre and became BACP registered in 2016.
I have done further training on working with couples.
I manage and practice at Pathway Community Counselling Service in Warrington on a voluntary basis.
I also work as a counselling tutor at Cheshire Therapy Centre.

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

£35.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

My standard fee is £35 per session.
I offer a free introductory half hour session. 
I also offer concessions for counselling students on application.
For further details please contact me.

When I work

Flexible daytime with some evening availability

Further information

I am currently only working on video using Zoom.

Emmaus Church Centre, Orford Hall, Capesthorne Road, Orford, Warrington, Cheshire, WA2 9AP

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

Having worked for many years in a supervisory capacity in my previous roles in the NHS, I have a wealth of experience as a supervisor.

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