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Therapy allows a natural and normal process to take place within us where new possibilities for living can arise. I offer a quiet, professional space for you to step back from the rush of life to listen to your self, to be curious and to explore the processes underlying the way you live. I find the more we can approach, understand and indeed 'make friends' with difficulties in our lives, the less controlled we are by those aspects of ourselves. People have come to see me for various reasons - to understand why they feel depressed or anxious, to explore troubling relationships, to overcome the impact of the past in their lives or to understand themselves more.
I don't offer quick or magic solutions - I regard personal change as happening naturally at its own pace and in its own form. At times the therapeutic process can be challenging, however, it can be at such moments of stuckness or intensity that changes are afoot behind the scenes. For me, therapy is based on the idea of arriving home to oneself - that as we both relax into the process of working together and wondering about what's going on, allowing experiences to arise and be understood, your acceptance of yourself deepens as stories that inhabit (and which perhaps inhibit) you naturally change.
I am available for face to face appointments on Thursdays in a comfortable space in Hebden Bridge from 8am to 8pm. For online and phone appointments I am available on Wednesdays and Fridays 8am to 8pm.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have completed a four year training in Transactional Analysis which is a talking therapy based on how early necessary adaptations to our environment can reduce freedom to live as ourselves. In addition to my training, I draw from the experience of my own ongoing therapeutic journey, parenthood as well as navigating the ups and downs of life. Full indemnity insurance and regular clinical supervision ensures I meet the professional and ethical standards of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I attend regular CPD courses and workshops to deepen my awareness of the field of therapy.
As well as working as a therapist I work part time for a national charity as a Legal Aid funded adviser. I also have a BA (Hons) first class in Visual Arts Ceramics and a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry with Philosophy.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
My fee is £50 for a sixty minute session. I also offer six face to face sessions for £280 and six online sessions for £270, both payable in advance. There may be concessionary slots available - please enquire.
When I work
I am available Thursdays 8am to 8pm for face to face appointments and Wednesday and Friday 8am - 8pm for online and phone appointments.