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BACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist

About me

Working during Covid-19:

As we find ourselves in ever changing circumstances in response to Covid, I am here to help you via Online and Telephone counselling sessions.

Where I am based:

I also offer face to face work from a clinic in Cookridge (LS16).

My training/How I work:

I graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have since become an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This means my practice has been deemed to meet the BACP’s higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.

I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist meaning lots of theories make up my therapeutic toolbox - every client is different; I don’t use a ‘one size fits all’ approach, but the single most important factor of therapy is the relationship we strike up. Having a good rapport with your therapist is essential for productive therapy, therefore allowing different theories to inform my work enables me to find the best fit for you.

How counselling can help/What to expect:

People seek counselling for various reasons, whether it be to change something in their lives, or simply explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth. Being self-aware and having the capability to think and feel emotions with clarity and understanding is what allows us to make the changes to restore balance, purpose and enhance our lives.

Everything we discuss is held in the strictest of confidence as set out by the ethical framework of the BACP. There are absolutely no conditions or expectations placed upon you. Therapy goes at your pace, it is your time, you are in control. It is a unique journey about us working together to understand your world, yourself and discover your own inner resources. Only the decisions you make will empower you.

Get started:

Call or email me now to set up a first session. We will have an initial telephone conversation, at no cost, to talk about what you want to get out of counselling and go through any questions you have. If you're happy to continue we'll set up a first session to go through an assessment and from then arrange further sessions.

I am registered as a therapist for several organisations including Bupa, AXA Health, Aviva, WPA and Vitality Health. These organisations are covered by all the main private health care providers and you will be able to access them via your health insurance.

Bupa Provider Number: 30040036

Aviva Provider Number: 600148019

Vitality Provider Number: SP104329

WPA Provider Number: 921064173

AXA Health Provider Number: GA01436

Training, qualifications & experience

I have additional training in:

  • Online Counselling
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • CBTE for Eating Disorders
  • Play Therapy
  • Gestalt Skills
  • Trauma and the body

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

Additional information

My fee is £50 per session. I offer a free, no obligation, initial telephone consultation. This gives you the chance to ask any questions you might have before making an appointment.

When I work

Daytime and evening appointments available including 9pm.

Further information

COVID-19 Statement - During this difficult time I am available via online video sessions. Social distancing is hard in many ways. I am still here to help.

The Tower Clinic, 8 Tinshill Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 7AP

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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