About me

How can counselling/psychotherapy help?

Does it sometimes feel that people don’t truly hear what you are saying to them? Do you often feel lost, abandoned or alone? Are you overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, fear or shame, or struggling to make sense of your life experiences? Would it be a surprise to know many of us feel the same way at some period in our lives? This is how I view being human within the fast-paced, unsympathetic, focus-driven world we live in that doesn’t allow for self-reflection and healing.

Counselling and/or psychotherapy can help by TRULY listening to you and helping you to make sense of your world, before guiding you to find ways to overcome the thoughts, feelings and behaviours you are unhappy with.

How do I work?

The development of a trusting and honest therapeutic relationship can help us to make sense of our humanness and discover our personal needs to live a life of peace and fulfilment; to navigate our way through the maze (or rollercoaster) of life. My experience as an integrative psychotherapist/counsellor has contributed to my belief in the power of the relationship between a therapist and another human. My way of working is Humanistic based yet I may draw upon Psychodynamic, Existential, Transactional Analysis and Emotionally-focused theories depending on my client's needs and worldview. However, at the heart of my methodology is the creation of a healthy, trusting and facilitative relationship.

Where am I based?

I offer short and long-term therapy for individuals aged 16+ via online platforms, telephone from anywhere in the UK. Alternatively, I work face-to-face from my discreet and safe room in Preston city centre. I have evening and weekend sessions available in addition to standard office hours and will do my utmost to accommodate your life and/or working patterns.

Free consultation

Feel free to contact me for a free 20 minute telephone consultation to get to know more about myself, how therapy works and see if we feel we could establish a therapeutic relationship together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA with First Class Honours in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • PGDip in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy 
  • MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from September 2019, completing 2022
  • Presently undertaking a Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1 & 2 (CCTP/CCTP-II) Course with Janina Fisher

I have worked with survivors of sexual abuse and assault in addition to individuals with personality disorders.

Full DBS held and registration with the Information Commissioner's Office to ensure I am Data compliant.

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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Fees

From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Prices range from £40 to £50 depending on time/day and whether remote or face-to-face

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

18 Derby Street
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 1DT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Ground floor premises with disabled toilet access

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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