About me

How can I help you? This would be the first thing I would want to know.  I am a qualified and experienced and have worked with lots of clients  This gives me the experience and understanding of lots of people. Saying this, I don't treat everyone the same. I see the person who walks into my room. Who takes that step and wants to get help with their worries  I won't judge, I'm opened minded and have worked with many different client groups.  I will sit with you and listen. I will do my best to help you sort out what going on for you and help you unravel whats worrying you and bringing you here. I don't have the answers for you, I don't know you. But together as we build trust and an understanding between us, I might see things with fresh eyes and help you find the peace and space you need to do the same. 

I practice Person Centred, Humanistic Counselling as well as CBT and Mindfulness. I specialise and have experience with anxiety and bereavement amongst other things.

I have over 9 years’ experience counselling clients. This includes working with adults and young people in private practice.  I work with and have worked for: JustB and Talking Spaces at St. Michael's Hospice,  NHS staff support helpline, YMCA and Mind. I also have several years experience working with people with mental health issues including PTSD, Depression, stress and anxiety. 

I am 45 minutes outside Harrogate and Ripon, in the Nidderdale. The drive itself is therapeutic, beautiful and calming.

I am professional, discreet and open minded. I offer short and long term counselling in a relaxed and comfortable space.

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society

Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

I have worked as a Counsellor for at MIND in Corby, YMCA  and a Academy secondary School in Peterborough and I am currently working with St. Michael's Hospice Counselling Services (JustB and Talking Spaces) in Harrogate, working on a local support helpline and for the national NHS and Social Support/ Front line Staff Helpline as well as my Private Practice in Middlesmoor, HG3.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session

Additional information

Per session £45

Long term - after 4 sessions £40

Concessions £40 per session.

Availability

Day time mainly, some evenings and weekends.

Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

There 3 steps up to the front door. Although inside there is plenty of space to move around in a wheel chair and turn around.