Looking for the right counsellor can be one of the most difficult and intimidating obstacles to overcome before coming to counselling. So first of all, well done for taking that first step!
What is Counselling?
Counselling is unlike anything you may have ever tried before and has a completely unique relationship at the centre of it. The therapeutic relationship between a client and a counsellor is arguably the most important aspect of the counselling process. This will enable you to feel safe, understood and accepted by your counsellor which leaves you free to discuss any personal thoughts or circumstances that you may need to work through.
People come to counselling for many reasons including dealing with the loss of a loved one, experiencing anxiety, stress or depression or even simply to learn more about themselves and in turn learn to love and accept themselves. Counselling can be an incredible tool and experience for anyone who is looking to improve their life or personal outlook in some way, shape or form, but with so many forms of counselling and so many counsellors to choose from, how do you know where to start?
My core training is in Person Centred Therapy but I like to work with a more integrative model, this means that I can use aspects from many different forms of therapy such as; CBT, Mindfulness relaxation and Gestalt therapy within my sessions. The reason why I prefer this method is that I believe that there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to counselling. I like to meet a client, listen to their wants and needs and then integrate whichever forms of counselling that we both feel will create the best therapeutic journey possible. It is important that you understand that you and your individual needs will always be at the centre of our sessions. Your input will be valued and whether you want to be challenged in a supportive way, or simply want a confidential and non-judgemental space in which to explore your thoughts, I am sure that we would find a bespoke approach that suits you.
I began my counselling career back in 2013 and for the first few years, my work focussed around 12-18 year olds as I was working within high school and sixth form settings. Here I saw clients of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders and sexualities who were experiencing a huge range of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, grief and the breakdown of relationships and families. It has always been important to me to continue to work with this age group but my career has taken me in many different directions and I have now gained a wealth of experience working with adults and elderly clients.
Areas of Specialism
Over the past couple of years, my specialisms have expanded to respond to the rise in people struggling with issues around self-acceptance, negative body image/body dysmorphia and the impact of social media on these issues. Another area of my specialisms would be offering support to both male and female clients who are going through fertility complications, miscarriage and also those suffering from ante-natal and/or post-natal depression
Where to Start
I am currently offering both online and face to face counselling and my sessions last around 50 mins. I am available for both short and long term therapy and will try to be as flexible as possible to work around your schedule.
If you require counselling or have any questions about the services I offer then please call, text or email me.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Counselling and Psychotherapy from The University of Salford.
- PgDip Counselling and Psychotherapy from The University of Salford
- Bsc (Hons) Counselling Studies with Therapeutic Pathways from The University of Salford.
- Introduction to CBT
- Safeguarding Children and Adults Level 3
Certificate in Mindfulness Relaxation
- Transactional Analysis 101
- Advanced Bereavement & Loss
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £50 per session
Online via zoom and face to face sessions available