I understand that it can be difficult to make contact with a counsellor, but after making that first step counselling can help you to explore issues you may be experiencing and find a way to get the most out of life. I offer a friendly, professional, safe, non-judgmental space to help with a variety of issues including Bereavement, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, relationships.
On your first session we will work together to find the approach that best suit you which can include using a variety of techniques including, CBT, Mindfulness, Solution Focused, Person-Centered Counselling and or coaching; we can adapt the sessions to suit your individual needs.
I have previously worked for the NHS supporting staff at all levels and with a variety of issues, within a Hospice supporting bereaved families and a Higher Education College where I worked with students from 16 years upwards.
I can work with individuals and EAP's
I am an experienced Supervisor working with both students and qualified Counsellors. I offer an environment that is both supportive and challenging and gives a space to explore and grow your work.
Considering a change of direction?
I have worked as a coach for over 15 years and feel passionate about helping people to fulfill their potential and realise their ambitions and goals. We will work together to find the best approach for you and put in place actions to enable you to make the steps towards the changes you want to achieve both professionally or personally. .
If you would like to get in touch please either email me or if you would like to have a chat to answer any queries or concerns you have, please give me a call. If I don't answer straight away please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I am free.
Training, qualifications & experience
Master of Science in Counselling Psychology (with Merit) Keele University 2000
Diploma in Counselling Keele University 2009
Certificate in Counselling Keele University 2008
Certificate in Supervision Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy 2013
Bereavement Counselling Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy
Certificate in Coaching Glasgow Institute of Counselling 2014
Bereavement in children
Critical Incident Stress Management
I attend conferences, workshops and training to support my CPD obligations and attend regular supervision inline with BACP.
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
My rates are:-
£40 per hour for individuals
However, a reduced fee for those experiencing financial difficulties may be arranged, please ask me.
£30 per hour for students
£55 1.5 hours for Qualified counsellors.
Any time days, evenings and weekends