I am a dedicated, calming and approachable therapist who brings warmth and compassion to the work I do. I want you to become your own therapist and to leave the therapeutic relationship as a more independent and competent individual. I am so passionate about therapy and changing the stigma that surrounds it. You are important, you deserve to be listened to and to feel safe whilst doing so.
Counselling is an important process towards knowing and understanding yourself at a deeper level, enabling you to really live your life and move forward. The model I am trained in is the Relational Approach. This combines the analytical aspect of the Psychodynamic Approach with the warmth of Person Centred therapy. I also consider other theories in my practice such as Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I am situated at the Tower Clinic, Cookridge, Leeds. (For more information on where I am based and about the clinic, please look at my website.) It is a professional, welcoming space, easy to find with lots of free car parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
Leeds BeckettUniversity -
PG Diploma inCounselling and Psychotherapy
Leeds Beckett University -
PG Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy Skills
Leeds Beckett University -
MA Interdisciplinary Psychology
Leeds Trinity University -
Psychology Degree (BSc Hons)
Prior to working at the Tower Clinic, I volunteered at Phoenix Health & Wellbeing where I worked with many clients of all ages, who presented an array of challenges including: depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), relationship issues, eating disorders and OCD. My most recent training has been on 'Working with Suicide'.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Social Media Anxiety
Quarter life crisis
I offer a free 15 minute telephone conversation, where you can ask me some questions and learn a bit more about counselling and myself. I welcome you to call or text me on 07450 27 2244.
My sessions are £50 for a 50 minute daytime appointment. (09.00-16.00).
My sessions are £55 for a 50 minute evening/weekend appointment. (17.00-20.00)
'Perhaps it's time to invest in you.'
Concessions offered for
**I am seeing clients face to face again now.**
Counselling sessions can also be held via the telephone or online.
I appreciate it is hard to make the first contact, but you will feel reassured once you have spoken to me and this will put your mind at rest before the initial meeting.