**Face to Face appointments available**
We all need extra support from time to time as well as time and space to talk through difficulties that we may be experiencing.
Counselling is a talking therapy that offers the time and space needed, which is ideal for clients to talk through any worries or concerns that they may have, especially if they are unable to talk to their friends and family.
I work as a person-centred counsellor within Catterick Garrison and surrounding areas. Person-centred counselling empowers the client to understand and make sense of their problems, without feeling judged, within a confidential and safe environment.
Counselling encourages self-expression, self-awareness, self-development and a greater understanding of self. It recognises and values the client, allows barriers to be broken down and the learning of self to begin.
It is the genuineness and intimacy of the client/counsellor relationship that makes person-centred counselling so special. The focus of person-centred counselling is always on the client's own thoughts and feelings, not those of the counsellor.
I offer 1:1 counselling and couples counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a worked with many clients over the years however I have been lucky enough to work closely with veterans, military personnel.
Some areas I have worked in include; trauma, domestic abuse, anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, relationship issues and couples therapy.
I have always had a great interest in counselling which led me on to starting my counselling career in 2006. I studied for 3 years at Chapters Counselling and Training where I gained a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling as well as a Level 2 and Level 3 certificate in counselling.
As part of studying for the Level 4 Diploma I was fortunate to work within bereavement care where I gained 100+ counselling hours.
Level 2 Certificate in counselling skills
Level 3 Certificate in counselling studies
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
Concessions offered for
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Initial assessment: £45
Each session thereafter: £40
Each session lasts for 50 minutes.
Couples Counselling - £60ph
Cash and card accepted
Low cost service available for those on benefits/ pension or low income (eligibility pending)
Mon - Friday: 09:00 - 19:00
Other appointments available upon request
I am a member of the professional body the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) which ensures that I work to a high standard of practice, requiring professional competence and a commitment to providing an ethical way of being.