About me

Let’s face it life can be a confusing space sometimes and we can feel mystified as to where to go or what to do next. 

Perhaps the past has been a difficult place for you, or you’re in circumstances you just can’t see a way out of….

Any for of pain is hard, but emotional or physical pain others can’t see can be a excruciating…. Do you where a ‘mask’… so no one sees the real you….

Having someone to talk things through with can be helpful, help you gain clarity and perspective and find solutions. Or maybe new ways of coping…..strategies, ‘tools’ or techniques that will get you through to a clearing so you can breathe…. 

I can offer you all this and a safe space where you will be heard, where you can take the ‘mask’ off and rest…. a space where you can find what you need and create opportunities for yourself you never thought were possible. 

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications…

  • Level 4 Diploma in Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling

I have been working as a counsellor for a number of years.

I currently work in private practice and for The Elm Foundation, a charity for domestic abuse.  

I have previously worked as a paid sessional counsellor for The Thomas Theyer Foundation and for Talk Listen Change in the the greater Manchester area.  

I work with you…. you are more than the problems you face or the labels you’ve been given. 

I have experience working with many mental health conditions including; borderline personality disorder, bi-polar, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, post traumatic stress disorder, abuse, trauma, eating disorders, self harm and suicide, body dysmorphia, gender dysphoria and addiction, grief over loved ones or loss of beloved pets or jobs, long term disability and pain….

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer an initial 60 minute counselling sessions for £15 and subsequent sessions are £40 either online, by phone or face to face. 

In extreme cases of financial hardship, 
there may be options and offers to consider to allow counselling to proceed.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am flexible to work out a time that suits you. 

Further information

I offer an introductory session at £15 and work predominantly in a psychodynamic and person centred way.  

We will work towards your goals for counselling and for you to get what you need from your sessions…

We can look at anxiety, it can sometimes cripple us and working through simple techniques can often reduce our symptoms, looking at why we become anxious, why we feel overwhelmed can be helpful too….

Knowing our boundaries, what we allow into our lives and not being afraid of saying ‘no’ can be liberating. Being aware of our past experiences and where our behaviour comes from can help us change our ways of thinking about ourselves and others…

Understanding ourselves and accepting ourselves can be a powerful catalyst for change…it build’s our knowledge, resilience, confidence and internal peace helping us to manage our stress, and anxiety and aiding us to know what we need and how to get it and that we have the resources to thrive…

Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

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