I am based in Rochdale, Uppermill Saddleworth, Oldham and Chadderton. I began my counsellor training just over eight years ago. I currently hold three qualifications in Person centred Counselling at Certificate level and have gained a level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I also hold a Diploma in Cognitive behaviour therapy(CBT) this training enables me to offer an inclusive counselling service combining therapies as appropriate.
I have training in working with couples and relationships and will work with you to try and find a resolution to your difficulties.
Respect and valuing people's feelings is central to my beliefs as a counsellor and in everyday life. People come to counselling for all different reasons. I have had experience of working with clients on a wide range of issues.I know the first step you make towards Counselling may be daunting but I can assure you that you will be supported step by step. I can offer a warm understanding and respectful space for you to share whatever issues are current for you one step at a time.
I specialise paticularly in working with children and adults who have Aspergers condition and their families .
Below is a list of some of the things I can help you with. Although there are many other areas in which I can help.
- Aspergers condition
- Panic disorder
- Generalised anxiety
- Self esteem
- Work related issues
How can Counselling help me?
Personal Counselling is a way to talk about your situation, your feelings of anxiety and uncertainty, in a safe, secure and positive environment. It doesn't have to be a long term commitment, but 'saying it aloud' makes it real and also relieves the pressure of carrying your concerns alone. In this confidential, compassionate environment you have the space and time to explore what is going on for you.
What is person centred counselling?
In Person centred counselling, the counsellor works at creating the right environment in which a client feels able to look at themselves and develop a greater understanding of their own thoughts, feelings and meanings. The counsellor is not there to analyse the client or give them advice, but instead to be along side them, supporting them and helping them to explore their own issues, with the belief that the client with come to find their own 'answers'.
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a short-term therapy that is more directive and focuses on a very specific set of behaviours. Techniques are used to help people better understand their thoughts and feelings which are leading to potentially problematic behaviors. The counsellor works alongside the client in setting goals and uses homework assignments between therapy sessions .CBT has a range of uses, but it can be particularly effective when treating phobias, anxiety, addictions, and depression.
After our initial phone conversation, we can agree a suitable time and date to meet. The first session will give you the opportunity to see if you would like to continue with counselling.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their code of Ethics.
£40.00 for individuals
£50.00 for couples
Training, qualifications & experience
Concepts counselling certificate
Level 1&2 Certificates in counselling
Level 3 Counselling Skills and application
Level 4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling
Diploma in Cognitive Behavior Therapy(CBT)
Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am based in Rochdale Oldham and the surrounding areas of greater Manchester
Main sessions are £50.00 dependant on distance to travel. Each session lasting 50 minutes.