Therapeutic Counsellor DipHE MBACP
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Choosing counselling is a courageous step when feeling stressed, anxious or vulnerable. I know how difficult it is to find the right person to work with.
I am a skilled and qualified therapist with over 20 years experience working specifically with women and young people. I work creatively and collaboratively with you and offer a warm and empathic environment.
Sometimes in life we can get ourselves in a muddle with things from our past colouring our current lives, it’s difficult to see clearly when things are going around in our heads.
As an integrative counsellor, I utilise many different ways of working which can help you can find clarity, empowerment and personal understanding.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy- Membership no 097201 and abide by its code of ethics.
I am fully insured and have external professional supervision as required by the BACP.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling and Group work - Westminster Pastoral Foundation
- Certificate in Youth work - Wakefield Youth Service
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Leeds Met. University
- Youth worker - Wakefield Youth Service
- Certificate in Counselling Children/Young People - Glasgow Strathclyde University
- Counsellor - SESKU Wish, South Yorkshire
- Counsellor - Dove Adolescent Services, Wakefield
- Counsellor - Mindmatters, Wakefield
- N.H.S. Counsellor - G.P. Surgeries, East Leeds
- School Counsellor - The Felkirk School, South Yorkshire
- Young Women’s Counsellor - The Well Women Centre, Wakefield
- Family Support Worker - Inverness Women’s Aid
- Therapeutic Counsellor - Private Practice
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with a feminist approach to counselling, focusing on the particular challenges and stressors that women face as a result of bias, stereotyping, oppression and discrimination that threaten their mental health.
From £30.00 to £45.00
Free initial in-person or telephone session
Initial 15 mins session is free, either in person or on the phone, it’s important that we feel happy to work together.
I charge £45 per therapeutic hour - 50 mins
Young people and children £30 per session - 45mins
When I work
Counselling nurtures new ideas, perspectives and knowledge, it is a process. It’s a journey on which we embark together. When we first meet, we will talk and agree a set of boundaries between us, I usually see clients weekly for an agreed amount of time, then we review and discuss how things have progressed. We can then decide to continue or maybe you will have completed what you set out to achieve.
Working Creatively - The truth is, not everyone can express themselves through words and so I will work creatively with you, using art therapy, writing therapy and play therapy techniques if I think they will be helpful. Visual thinking can help us express the unthinkable, unexpected things can happen and meanings can be shared. Psychotherapy is creative in nature, we are working to expand, to grow and change - my hope is that you find inspiration, empowerment and peace.
I am currently working from my home therapy room. Alternatively and weather permitting, I am happy to also offer ‘walk and talk’ sessions through nearby woodlands or outside sessions in my garden where the environment is calm, gentle, and private.