A little about me.
I first became interested in becoming a professional counsellor after beginning as a ‘listener’ at Blackpool Samaritans. I was overwhelmed by the huge value and power in just listening and being there in the most darkest of times. From this experience I then realised I wanted to help other people by using these skills and soon enrolled on a level 2 counselling course. I became sure that I had found my passion and my vocation and this quickly lead to me enrolling at university to study for a Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling at the University of Cumbria. I graduated in 2016 and have been practicing since 2014. I have been fortunate enough to work in numerous organisations, specifically specialising in sexual violence &historic sexual abuse, drug and alcohol recovery, the support of women and domestic violence and have also worked as a counsellor for students in a local university, often working with issues around anxiety, stress and depression.
I feel it is always a privilege when people find they can open up and trust me with some of their deepest fears, feelings of depression and anxieties and speak about traumas which may have been buried for years. The power of this is never lost on me.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and attend monthly supervision sessions to ensure I am giving the very best level of service to my clients.
What I offer.
I offer a one to one counselling session in a warm and cozy room within Windmill Pharmacy, Lytham.
It is a shame that we rarely have time in our busy lives to just stop and talk about ourselves and what may be troubling us in a non-judgmental, accepting environment. This is exactly what I hope to offer.
It is in this non - judgmental, confidential, warm and accepting environment that it is possible to explore and process feelings which may be painful, repressed or not fully understood. It is a way to help you find your own answers. It may be that you aren’t aware of any ‘problem’, it may be that something just feels different or not right.
We will work through these feelings together to help better understand and cope with them. We will work at your pace, I would never ask or encourage you to bring painful feelings or experiences in to the session if you felt you weren’t ready.
Training, qualifications & experience
HE Diploma in Counselling (Level 5) - Pass - 2016
University of Cumbria
Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts - Pass - 2013
Neuro- Linguistic Programming Foundation Diploma - 2019
Working with Complex Trauma Phase 1 - March 2019
Introduction to Resilience therapy – Dec 2018
Domestic Violence – analysing the impact – Nov 2018
Domestic Violence Awareness – Nov 2018
Pre-Trial Therapy Training – Dec 2016
Assist Suicide Intervention - August 2015
Trans Awareness Training - Completed February 2016
Sexual Violence Information - Completed July 2014
Sexual Health and Blood Bourne Viruses Awareness and brief intervention for practitioners - Completed July 2014
Information Governance: The beginners Guide - Pass - 2015
Introduction to Information Governance - Pass - 2015
Patient Confidentiality - Pass - 2015
Secure Handling of Confidential Information - Pass - 2015
Care Act - Safeguarding duties and responsibilities - Pass - 2015
Samaritans in house training - Completed March 2012
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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It is important to find the right therapist, as the relationship is key to a successful outcome. I therefore offer a free 30-40 minute session so you can decide if I am the right therapist for you. We will also discuss a little more about what you may be wanting out of the sessions and how I may be able to help.
If you decide that you would like to work with me then my fee will be 30 pounds per hour.
More information can be found on my Windmill Counselling page on Facebook
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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My counselling room is situated next to automatic double doors straight from the car park making it extremely accessible for those in a wheel chair or with mobility problems.
Types of client