I specialise in helping people who have experienced loss and bereavement, or who need support dealing with, and adapting to, a difficult life event or change in their circumstances. I believe that we all have the capacity to 'self right' ourselves, but that sometimes we need help to move forwards and flourish.
As a qualified and experienced BACP registered psychotherapist I know that therapy can help, by providing a unique space to be heard and understood - perhaps for the first time.
I work with evidence-based therapeutic approaches, tailoring them to the unique needs of every client - focusing on your story, your concerns.
If you want to talk to someone with an impartial ear, who can help untangle your thoughts, give you space to feel, and support you in finding a way forwards, then I may be the right therapist for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional training is as an integrative psychotherapist which means I draw on a number of different evidence-based approaches in order to provide the most effective therapy for every client. I graduated with distinction from Staffordshire University with an MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. As a registered member of the BACP, I am committed to providing a safe and ethical practice in line with the BACP Ethical Framework.
My counselling experience is drawn from my private practice and from working within a Hospice setting working with clients who have been bereaved or who are coming to terms with life altering or life limiting illness.
I have particular experience working and supporting with people with cancer and family members involved in their care or affected by their illness.
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
Coping with reactions to a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Psychological support as a component of palliative care.
Adjusting to life changing illness.
Session fee is £45. Please call or email to discuss.
I can be contacted using the links provided, by email, text or phone.
I aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 working hours, except over the weekend. All enquiries will be treated in confidence and with discretion.
I offer weekday daytime and evening appointments.
My practice is located in central Macclesfield within easy reach of the surrounding towns and villages of East Cheshire. Macclesfield train station is a short walk away and street parking is available close by. The therapy room is a private, inviting and comfortable space.