I am an accredited counsellor and supervisor who works in central Doncaster, near the Doncaster Royal infirmary, and Hoyland, near Barnsley with individuals and couples through a wide variety of issues including bereavement, stress, depression, anxiety, loss, infidelity, difficulties at work, difficulties with life and many more. I work with clients in the short term and open-endedly.
I am down-to-earth and approachable. I believe achieving a trusting therapeutic relationship between client and counsellor is essential to the process of progress. I offer the person-centred core values of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard. As my clients bring the issues they are struggling with, I aim to offer the core conditions and work with them fairly, respectfully and to make them feel safe as they discuss their personal problems in my private consulting room.
My core values of honesty, respect and fairness are the foundation stones of my work with clients.
I believe that LIFE IS AS GOOD AS YOU FEEL. If you feel very low, your life is going to feel really difficult too.
What ever your issues, I will work at your pace to build up your trust. I will respond to your telephone call, text or email within 24 hours.
These may be some of the issues you are facing that I can you to explore and understand better why you are being affected in the way that you are:
It is common in today's fast paced society to feel huge pressures on us, these can lead to overwhelming feelings of anxiety and panic. I will work with you to learn coping techniques to reduce and manage your anxiety, helping you to move forward to a more comfortable place.
While the reasons for depression can be unique to each of us, the symptoms that affect us are the same: feeling demotivated, tired, weepy, feeling like life isn't worth living, not feeling good about ourselves. It is worth exploring the root cause with a counsellor to help to understand your own feelings and the thoughts you are experiencing.
Loss/Bereavement and grief
The distress and impact of losing a loved one can be catastrophic on our lives and well being. The relationship that we had with that person can have a huge impact on how we deal with loss and its affects. Speaking with a counsellor can be very beneficial in helping you cope with the grieving process.
This can be a big fear for many people in today's society. Short term counselling may benefit you in deciding the way forward for your working life - can this be a chance for a new start? To do something you really want to do rather than something that just pays the bills? How do you achieve whatever this new chance may be?
Marital Problems/Difficult Relationships
Are you having difficulties getting along with a partner or spouse? You may gain a clearer perspective talking to a counsellor and may gain greater understanding of your own and other thoughts, feelings and actions.
Usually I can offer clients an appointment in Doncaster and Hoyland within a week of contact. I offer an initial 30 minute free 'meet and greet' session for you to see if you feel you can work with me.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Online & telephone Counselling, Counselling Tutor, May 2021
- Supervision Training, Macclesfield Counselling & Training Centre, April 2017
- EMDR Trauma Therapy, University of York, July 2016
- Certificate in Couples Counselling, February 2015
- British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists Accreditation, March 2014
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, November 2011
- 2 years experience working for Barnsley NHS Staff Support Service (Staff Counselling)
- 6 months experience working at Doncaster College
- 2 1/2 years experience working for AB Counselling in Doncaster NHS Primary Care
- Private Practice, August 2014 to date
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
- Individuals £45 per hour
- Couples £55 per hour
- Students £35 per hour
- Qualified Counsellors £70 per hour and a half
- Student Counsellors £60 per hour and a half
Doncaster: Friday 9am- 12 noon, Hoyland, Monday 9am - 5pm, Tuesday 9am - 5pm, Wednesday 9am - 5pm, Thursday 9am - 5pm