Working collaboratively with you, I ensure to use a range of skills and approaches which may best suit your needs. You may be coming to therapy at a point in your life where you are on the cusp of change yet are unsure of how to begin the process in a safe way. I work alongside you, offering a safe and non-judgemental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings.
Do you feel you're struggling controlling your emotions? Are past events making it hard for you to move forward in life? Do you feel anxious and worried more often than you used to? Sometimes we don't know why we feel or behave a certain way and we might need a different perspective to help us understand and change it so that we can live the life we want to lead.
Taking the first step towards help can often be scary, daunting and overwhelming especially if we are unsure as to why we feel a certain way. There is no shame in mental health and it's something which we all have, now and then we just need a bit more support with it. I will work at your pace and ensure that you feel heard and understood placing your needs at the core of the therapy.
Throughout the period that Covid-19 restrictions are in place. I have moved all therapy sessions to online and telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a total of 5 years training in Mental Health and Counselling:
Leeds Beckett University: Counselling and Therapeutic Studies - 3 years: under graduate degree.
Leeds Beckett University: Counselling and Psychotherapy - 2 years: post graduate Diploma
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per 50 minute session.