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Dip Counselling MBACP (BACP Registered Member )

About me

My Clients

I have worked successfully with a variety of clients helping them with  anxiety, depression, social anxiety, work related issues, family issues and bereavement. I have also helped clients experiencing feelings of guilt and shame, and clients who want to make changes but feel 'stuck' . I also work with clients who have low self esteem and lack confidence.

My Approach

I give clients time , space and my full attention ,so that together we fully understand what is happening for them .I work in a way that suits the client and together we explore issues and find how to change, accept or reach goals - whatever is needed for each particular client - every client is different and differences are valued.

How I work

I offer weekly sessions lasting 50 minutes . I work mainly online via Zoom with some limited face to face sessions available as well . I am flexible about when sessions take place and understand that it can be difficult for clients to find time for sessions.Zoom sessions work really well for clients who have busy lives .

My Values

I believe that as a counsellor I should adapt and grow with each client that I work with .Each client is a unique and special person and all the sessions I deliver are bespoke to that individual client. I design the counselling to fit the client rather than expecting the client to fit the counselling.

Because I value my clients ,I work in an open, honest and professional manner but always in a warm and welcoming way .

More information can be found on my website and I am happy to have a brief telephone chat with potential clients where I can answer any questions that you may have. Please contact me for more information or to book a session. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

I have worked as a Bereavement Counsellor at a Macmillan Centre for 2 years and have undergone their rigorous training and selection programme.

I have successfully worked with bereavement, anxiety ,depression, low confidence, mood swings, employment and work related issues ,as well as helping clients with family issues. I have worked with clients who have experienced loss, trauma and clients who have lost their sense of purpose in life.

As well as my private practice, I also work as a counsellor at a well respected counselling organisation in Cheshire . 

Member organisations


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.

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£50.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My current fees are £50 per session (a session lasts for 50 minutes). I offer concessions by agreement for Trainee Counsellors and Older People. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am flexible so please do contact me if the displayed hours do not suit your requirements and I will do my best to accommodate you. 

Further information

I also welcome clients with Learning Disabilities and have worked with this client group in a previous role.

Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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