About me

As a person-centred integrative counsellor my work is led by you and your needs. I will work alongside you without judgement, focusing on the issues important to you. 

Counselling and Psychotherapy can be useful for many people for a multitude of reasons. I have worked with people experiencing loss or bereavement, work difficulties, relationship changes or problems, low self-esteem and depression among other reasons. My aim remains the same, to provide a safe and comfortable space for you to explore what it is, that would be helpful for you. The goal is to enhance your wellbeing and assist you to reflect and make any changes you want to. I am driven to help you overcome thoughts and feelings that are disempowering and work with you to be motivated to make changes at a deep level.

Integrating counselling techniques allows me to tailor your counselling experience to you. I can gently guide and support you towards your goals and assist you to develop a greater understanding of yourself.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology - Leeds Trinity University College - Degree awarded by Leeds University.
  • Post Graduate Certificate Interpersonal Counselling Skills - Leeds Beckett University
  • Post Graduate Diploma Counselling and Psychotherapy - Leeds Beckett University  
  • BACP Registered Member.

My past professional experiences include over 10 years of experience working with people who live with mental health issues. I have also got extensive experience of working with people who have a neurodivergent diagnosis. I have a deep understanding of caring for others and knowledge of the systems and structures in place to support individuals with additional needs.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Fees

Additional information

Initial session free to establish whether we fit well to work together. The initial session usually lasts 20 minutes. Full sessions are charged at £50 for 50 minute session.

Saku Wellness
Woodruff Counselling
14 Cheltenham Mount
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1 1DL

Type of session

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