I'm really interested in people - who we are and why we become who we are. In order to understand ourselves it can help to talk about ourselves, our experiences and feelings. I can offer a safe, secure and non judgemental space where you can do this. Together we can work out why you have reached a point in your life that may be causing you problems, or why you are feeling a certain way. I work with people who are overwhelmed by their circumstances or feel anxious and depressed and find it difficult to move forward. Counselling can give you an opportunity to examine how you can change and improve your circumstances.
I am an integrative counsellor which means that I have been trained in a variety of counselling theories and practice. My approach will always be to start with you and your experience. By getting to know you and developing our relationship, we will together help make sense of what brings you to counselling. Having the space to explore your thoughts, feelings and actions will help identify how you can be more in control, and be able to move forward in a way that is best for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a postgraduate diploma and a Masters in Counselling from the University of Manchester, and am qualified to work with couples as well as individuals. I have a certificate in psychosexual therapy for individuals and couples. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and I have a wealth of counselling experience. As well as private practice where I cover a range of presenting issues, I have worked with offenders in prison and at a small charity which provided women's outreach services. I am also trained in trauma work and supported survivors of the Manchester bombing.
I work around issues such as anxiety, loss and depression. I also specialise in relationship issues, and have extensive experience of working with couples helping to improve how they communicate with each other. I am trained as a psychosexual therapist currently working for a leading charity.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Individuals £45 per session.
Couples £70 per session.
Concessions are available on request.
Norwood House is positioned on the corner of Danes Road and Brighton Grove, and is a therapy centre on a quiet, tree lined street where there is plenty of parking available. Brighton Grove is off Wilmslow Road, opposite Platt Fields park and within walking distance from the centre of Fallowfield, so is conveniently accessed by many bus routes.
The room is on the ground floor, and there are 4 steps with secure handrails up to the entrance to the building.
The toilet is at ground floor level.