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Registered MBACP Counsellor, Dip. Therapeutic Counselling

About me

Are you finding life difficult to cope with? Perhaps you are struggling with feelings of not being good enough? Do you worry about what other people think of you or do you compare yourself to others? Are you experiencing relationship difficulties?  Maybe you find it challenging to make decisions and often seek reassurance from others.  You might be anxious, stressed, sad or lonely.  Do you long for things to change, but don't know where to begin? This is where counselling can help. 

I provide weekly talking therapy where I will explore with you your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.  I offer a calm, warm, confidential and non-judgemental space, we will work at your pace and our relationship will be at the heart of our 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. 

My aim is to support you to become more aware of your inner thoughts and feelings, it can often be helpful to understand our past to make make sense of why we think, feel and behave the way we do.  We will work together to recognise patterns of behaviour that are causing you pain that you maybe repeating.  We will explore how you respond to life's challenges.  Once you have a deeper awareness of yourself,  we can find new and effective ways to respond,  new ways to challenge thinking and break patterns of behaviour and we can develop self-compassion skills.  I have seen this empower clients and lead to increased self-esteem, enabling clients to move forward with their lives and make significant and lasting change. 

I am a 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 such as, low mood, depression, sadness, anxiety, negative thinking, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, stress, shame, guilt, grief, loss, loneliness, relationship difficulties and historical abuse - sexual, physical and emotional. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Leeds City College

ABC Level 3 certificate in Counselling Skills and Practice

ABC Level 2 certificate in Counselling Concepts

Training

'Your Inner Child' workshop - Catherine O'Riordan

Introduction to Transactional Analysis (TA) - The Horsforth Centre

Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) - The Horsforth Centre

Certificate in issues surrounding sexual abuse - Mosaic II

Certificate in Bereavement: Grief and Loss

Training in Safeguarding

Experience

Mosaic II - Volunteer Counsellor - working with the families and survivors of sexual abuse and trauma

Cancer Support - Volunteer Counsellor - working with families and adults who have been affected by cancer

Bradford Bereavement Support - Volunteer Counsellor - working with adults affected by grief

Covid 19 Project - Counsellor - working with adults with a variety of presenting issues

I have worked as a teacher in primary schools for over 20 years. 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Telephone consultation - free

Each session lasts 50 minutes and costs £45.

A discounted rate is available for student counsellors.

Methods of payment include bank transfer or cash.

Further information

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.  It will give you the chance to see if you feel at ease with me and it will give me chance to check that I can offer you the support you need. 
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.

Rodley Wellbeing Centre, 6A Rodley Lane, Rodley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 1HU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults