Do you feel overwhelmed and experience anxiety, depression, sadness, loneliness or feelings of not being good enough? Are you experiencing relationship difficulties? Do you worry about what other people think of you? Do you long for things to change, but don't know where to begin? This is where counselling can help.
I provide a calm, warm, confidential and non-judgemental space. I will work with you at your pace to explore and make sense of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. We can find ourselves experiencing the same sort of difficulties, relationship problems or anxieties. Understanding yourself more deeply means you can recognise how you respond to life's challenges, this then gives you the opportunity to learn new ways to respond, enabling you to take control and make positive changes. This can help you to move forward with your life and develop new and fulfilling relationships with yourself and others, and create a more satisfying life.
My journey to counselling has been impacted by my work as a teacher in education. I am a deeply committed and motivated professional who believes in the potential in all of us to find the resources within ourselves to live a fulfilled life with improved well-being. Our relationship will be at the centre of how we work together. As a counsellor, what seems most important is to offer a compassionate, supportive relationship where anything can be talked about. Clients tell me that they feel heard and deeply understood. The focus is on you, on uncovering what your challenges are, what you want in your life and how you want to achieve it.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). What this means for you is that I offer a highly professional service encompassing empathy, compassion and understanding. I can offer long or short term counselling face to face and via Zoom or telephone to people who are struggling with a range of issues including; stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, issues surrounding sexual abuse, low confidence, low self-esteem and family issues.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Introduction to Transactional Analysis (TA)
Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
ABC Level 3 certificate in Counselling Skills and Practice
ABC Level 2 certificate in Counselling Concepts
Certificate in issues surrounding sexual abuse
Certificate in Bereavement: Grief and Loss
Training in Safeguarding
I have worked as a counsellor at Bradford Bereavement Support, Cancer Support Yorkshire and Mosaic II.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Telephone consultation - free
Each session lasts 50 minutes and costs £40.
A discounted rate is available for student counsellors.
Methods of payment include bank transfer or cash.
Daytime and evening appointments are available. I can offer long or short term counselling face to face and via Zoom or telephone.
I realise that it can often be hard to take that first step, an informal chat on the phone about your needs can often be reassuring.
You can contact me by email, text or phone and I will get back to you.
Please note, my counselling room is on the first floor and unfortunately does not have disabled access.