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About me

I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who works with adults. You are welcome to work with me either in person at my comfortable room or if you prefer, I am qualified and experienced to work with you on line.

My approach is informal and relaxed. I don't make judgements or tell you what to think. I begin by helping you describe what is troubling you . I listen carefully and support you to make sense of your experiences, thoughts and emotions. I help you to find meaning, identify patterns and explore your choices. I support you to think about yourself more compassionately and clearly; strengthen your sense of who you are and better understand your relationships with others.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 25 years of experience which has taught me that our difficulties are related to our unique life experience; my approach and training enables me to tailor our work together to meet with your individual needs. 

I work in a way which combines different models of therapy that include, relational, CBT, humanistic, psychodynamic, developmental; as well utilizing current research in psychology, neuroscience and psychotherapy. 

Qualifications:

  • BA(Hons) Social Sciences
  • PGDip (Level 7) Integrative Psychotherapy (Distinction)

I undertake ongoing training and learning to enhance my practice; routinely updating my expertise with current research evidence and developments from publications and journals in the field of psychology, psychotherapy and neuroscience. I attend relevant conferences that maintain a contemporary approach to my work with you.

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

My fees are £50 per session for individual therapy and £60 for couples therapy.

Further information

Areas of counselling I deal with include: Anxiety, Abuse, ADHD, Addictions, Anger Issues, Anxiety, Life Transitions, Depression, Identity Issues, Loss and Grief, Personal Development, Relationships, Self Esteem, Stress, Alcohol Issues, Trauma, Work Related Issues.

The Quaker Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits