HeIlo. I am a qualified Counsellor with a Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples and an M.Sc in Counselling and Psychology.
I passionately believe that everyone, regardless of their life experience and current situation can enhance their life through working with a counsellor.
I work with clients either as individuals, couples or families. I work alongside the client, looking at the client as both an autonomous person and as part of a wider family unit.
I specialise in bereavement counselling particularly perinatal loss in which I have much experience, having worked in a hospital bereavement support service. I am also skilled in working with a wide range of issues. I also work with clients simply on 'resilience counselling'; to work on their emotional skills to empower them to deal with the challenges of life on a daily basis.
I utilise an integrative modality meaning I will use whatever suits the client and the client is comfortable with, be it Transactional Analysis, CBT, Brief Therapy, Narrative therapy or Person Centred Counselling. I am committed to providing client-centred support that empowers individuals to make their own decisions.
I work from modern bright therapy rooms situated in Prestwich, North Manchester. There is plenty of free parking in the surrounding streets. You can see more details and pictures of the Centre at https://prestwichholisticcentre.co.uk/ .
I do not hold a waiting list and will usually be able to see clients within the week.
Update due to Covid-19: I have now restarted working face to face with clients as there are enhanced cleaning measures at the centre. Alternatively, I am still working with clients remotely either by phone, Zoom or Duo. This has proved a very successful way to work with clients free of worry about quarantining or social distancing. I am very aware of the impact the pandemic is having on clients' mental wellbeing due to issues to include heightened anxiety about illness, financial stress and mental worries. I am more than happy to address these issues and am of course undertaking specialised training in these areas.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. I have also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples. I also have an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy completed at the University of Salford. This included a CBT component.
I have worked with students within Salford University on resilience skills and various life challenges.
I have also worked for several years at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the Family Support Unit, providing counselling to bereaved family members.
I have a private practice where I work with clients individually or as couples on whatever it is they wish to bring be it loss, bereavement or any other challenge that has come their way.
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
My fees are £50.00 per session for individuals and £65 per session for couples counselling. I accept cash, card payment or bank transfer. I require 24 hours cancellation notice otherwise fees are due in full.