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Registered Member MBACP

About me

My approach to counselling is friendly, relaxed and compassionate.  You may be feeling sad, depressed, anxious, stuck or lost.  Perhaps you are experiencing relationship issues, bereavement or loss.  I can support you through difficult and challenging times and help you work through your thoughts and feelings, change your perspective and develop self-awareness and resilience.  Whatever your reasons for seeking out counselling, we can work collaboratively towards your chosen goals in a confidential environment.

I am a fully qualified, integrative counsellor and my work integrates different counselling theories and techniques.  These include Person Centred Therapy (PCT),  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA) as well as Mindfulness.  This means I can adapt my practice to your particular needs.         

Why go to counselling?
Counselling is a non-judgemental, caring, confidential environment to talk about your thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
 
It can help with a wide range of issues, such as bereavement, loss, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, amongst many others.  You may seek out counselling because you feel stuck or lost but can’t quite put your finger on what is concerning you.  Or perhaps you want to resolve complicated feelings or learn to live with them.  Counselling can help you recognise unhelpful patterns in the way you think and develop self-awareness about your behaviour and relationships.  
 
Whether you want to work through difficult experiences or make changes in your life, counselling offers a supportive place for exploration and personal development. 

What to expect
Finding the right counsellor is important for a good counselling experience.
The first few steps can be intimidating so I try to make this a relaxed, straightforward process.  
 
If you decide to contact me, we can have a free, short telephone discussion about what you are looking for and my style of working.  I will ask you for some information about yourself, to establish if we can work together, and you can ask me questions about the counselling process.

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I practice within their ethical framework.
  
If you decide you would like to book a session with me, we can agree a mutually convenient time and I will send you a working agreement.  

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Counselling Skills
Level 2 Counselling Concepts
Graduate Certificate in Career Development
Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
BA (Hons) French Language and Literature
NVQ Level 4 Advice and Guidance
 
Training

Addiction Awareness

ADHD

Anxiety

Attachment Styles

Autism

Loss and Bereavement

Mindfulness

Neurodiversity

Suicide and Self-Harm

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

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

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£50 per session

Further information

I work face to face, online using Zoom and on the phone.

Manchester, Greater Manchester, M20

Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom