I am restarting face to face counselling, alongside current telephone and online counselling from 1/8/2020.
I am a fully qualified, BACP registered Integrative Counsellor, offering Person Centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Transactional Analysis counselling, either individually or combined to provide an individual, bespoke service centred around the client.
I work with both adults and young people on a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationships and addiction.
Before qualifying I worked for many years with looked after children, helping them deal with their traumatic start in life and assisting them with all aspects of their lives including education.
Since I became a Counsellor I work privately with both children and adults, alongside this I have spent a number of years working within the addiction field, working with the addict and their families looking at all aspects of the addiction and how it can affect the whole person and their families.
I work with people face to face, on the telephone and online sessions, ie through Skype or Face time. The online sessions are sometimes more convenient for peoples hectic lives, a less stressful way to access counselling without having to go somewhere new and it has been proved just as effective, it can also work out cheaper per session as there are no overheads to take into consideration.
Making a decision regarding which counsellor to go with can seem very daunting, knowing this I offer a free half hour telephone session so you can ask any questions about me and how I work. Feel free to contact me to arrange this, if I am unavailable then please leave me a message and I will reply as soon as I am able to.
I am fully insured and supervised, and work to the BACP guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a level 4 diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and Counselling Young People and Adolescents.
I worked with looked after children for ten years, and have a full CRB check.
For the past three years I worked firstly with ACORN recovery, providing group therapy sessions to addicts who were in recovery, looking at their addictive behaviours and how these can be related to a whole manner of life style choices, not just drugs and alcohol.
For the past year I have worked at HMP Manchester in the drug and alcohol service, working with people currently in active addiction, working with them to allow them to get to the point where they can look at achieving abstinence, alongside those in recovery, looking at relapse prevention and alternative ways to deal with their issues other than using.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Face to face sessions £40 for an hour session
Telephone and Skype sessions £25 for a 45 minutes session
Discounts available for NHS staff, please contact me for more details