BACP Registered Counsellor offering telephone sessions for individuals. Evening and weekend sessions available as well as some daytime sessions.
Think you'd like to speak to a counsellor but not sure? Please feel free to ask me any questions.
I am a friendly counsellor with a calm, gentle manner and I am here to listen to you. Life affects us all in different ways and sometimes we just feel we are struggling. Counselling can help. When we feel lost, anxious or stuck, counselling offers a space to offload, to work through difficult thoughts and feelings and to find ways to deal with the things that are troubling us.
Sessions with me are safe and confidential. I offer a non-judgmental listening ear so you can talk in private, away from your usual daily life. I work at your pace. We are all different and have different ways of dealing with things so I will always value you for the unique individual that you are and therefore help you find what works best for you.
Telephone sessions available UK wide (face to face sessions in Huddersfield available soon, please contact me for details).
How counselling can help
Everyone is different and therefore everyone needs something different from counselling. There are many reasons why people seek counselling. It could be anything from troubling feelings, difficult relationships, low self-esteem to bullying, bereavement or just not feeling quite yourself. Whatever the reason, counselling gives you space away from your usual daily life, a chance to step away, breathe and be you. Being able to talk to someone in private, away from friends and family, and tell them your struggles can often bring a sense of relief. Exploring your thoughts and feelings with a counsellor can help you to make sense of them, to understand them and to ultimately have a greater understanding of yourself so that you can move forward in the way you want.
How I work
I am a person-centred counsellor which means that I work at your pace by giving you space to share as much or as little as you like. It is up to you what you want to talk about, the space is yours. I work with you to find the way that works best for you. I will be alongside you as you explore your thoughts and feelings, helping you to reflect as you go along. This way of working can help you to untangle the difficulties you are facing without any pressure. In your own time, you can gently find ways to ease the struggle.
I recognise that deciding to come to counselling can be a difficult and daunting decision. I understand that the idea of sharing your private thoughts and feelings may leave you feeling nervous or vulnerable. I have a calm, gentle and warm manner so that you can feel comfortable and safe. Whatever it is you choose to share, I will not judge you. I will value and respect you for who you are. I will not direct or advise you but instead I will listen, giving you space and time to find your unique way forward. We all respond differently to different situations so it is important that you feel valued for who you are in your counselling sessions and that you feel you can find a way through the things that are troubling you in a way that works for YOU.
If you would like to book an initial session with me, we can explore together anything you’d like to share. It is important you find the right counsellor for you. The initial session is an opportunity for us to meet one another and for you to find out if it feels right for you or not with no pressure to book any further sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked with clients ranging from 18 years of age to over 60. Some of the issues I have worked with include:
- Low self esteem
- Lack of confidence
- Relationship difficulties with partners, children, work colleagues, parents, friends, neighbours.
- Marriage difficulties
- Suicidal thoughts
- Childhood issues
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic 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
Sessions last 50 minutes and are charged at £40 a session.
Concessions offered for
As I am currently working part time, I may not always answer my phone immediately but if you leave a message with your name and number, I will get back to you within 24hrs.