I am a fully qualified, MBACP Registered counsellor, practicing person-centred therapy. My job is to create a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment in which you feel free to explore your issues and feelings. I offer a neutral and supportive ear, allowing you that all important offloading space which so many of us lack, yet benefit from enormously.
I work with all ages from 16 years upwards and offer face-to-face counselling in my garden therapy house as well as counselling by telephone and video call (Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp).
Much of my counselling work over recent years has been for Tameside, Oldham & Glossop Mind, and my experience lies primarily in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, bereavement and low self-esteem. My client base is therefore broad, comprising people of all ages, gender and ethnicity.
Having gained experience in both business and charity sector, I am also able to work closely with employers and their staff, as well as people in management roles or the self-employed, who all too often have lost enjoyment in life as a result of stress, generalised anxiety disorder and other work-related concerns.
I also offer counselling to the increasing number of people whose mood, wellbeing and anxiety levels have been affected by self-isolation, social anxiety and loneliness as a result of COVID-19.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BLAST Technique® Practitioner, EMDR, PTSD & Trauma
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practitioner Certificate
- Online and Telephone Counselling Course
- Reiki Practitioner
- Mindfulness and Mediation Certificate
- Loss and Bereavement Awareness Training
- Suicide Prevention Training by Samaritans/Tameside MBC
Plus, further training/workshops in: Sleep, Stress and Relaxation; New Psychoactive Substance Awareness; Life Coaching; Understanding Depression; Understanding Stress; Emotional Intelligence Resilience; Raising Resilience; Buddhism studies; Working with Anger
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £30.00 to £40.00
Concessions offered for
£40 per session
When I work
Flexible appointment times available to suit your needs
During my time as a counsellor, my client work has covered a wide range of emotional and psychological issues, including: Abuse (child sexual abuse, coercive control, emotional abuse, psychological abuse), Addiction/s, Alcohol Problems, Anger Management, Anxiety, Loss and Bereavement, Low Confidence, Co-dependency, Depression, Feeling Sad, Domestic Violence, Drug Misuse, Eating Disorders, Health Anxiety, Hyper Sensitivity Disorder, Illness, Low Self-Esteem, OCD, Post-Traumatic Stress, Phobias, Panic, Relationship issues, Self-Harm, Stress, Trauma, Unregulated Emotional Disorder, Women’s Issues, Work related issues.
I am a registered member of BACP and am covered with full public liability and personal indemnity insurance.
To arrange an initial consultation, please call me on 07949899830 or send me an email.