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MBACP - Registered Member

About me

I am an experienced counsellor based in Denton (Tameside), Manchester. I use an integrative approach to counselling, which enables me to draw on a number of therapeutic methods to suit your needs. Ultimately, the success of your counselling will be based on the connection that you have with me, resulting in you feeling comfortable and hopefully gaining trust in me. I have a common sense approach using simple language and will not blind you with "psycho-babble"!

It is an honour for me to work with clients who trust me in order for them to open up and share their story - often for the first time.

My intention is always to offer empathy, understanding, acceptance and genuineness. I am neither directive, nor judgemental, but I can be challenging where I feel you would gain benefit from me being so. I am described as approachable and friendly too!

Counselling sessions run for 50-60 minutes, generally on a weekly basis. Appointments are available during the day and evening.

I offer a free initial telephone consultation, where I can speak to you at a time that is convenient to you. Should you decide to continue, the number of sessions will depend on several factors, but will be agreed between us depending on your individual situation. I work with clients on both a long and short-term basis.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been practising since I qualified as a counsellor in 2006. I hold a professional counselling qualification (Advanced Diploma in Counselling) and am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists (BACP). I am also UK Registered Independent Counsellor and work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

I have also undertaken the following further training:

Neuro Linguistic Programming, (NLP)

CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) techniques

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Improving Self Esteem

Assertiveness

Self Harm awareness

Expressive Therapy

Bereavement and Loss

Addictions

Life Coaching

Mindfulness

Meditation

Panic Disorders

I have worked with clients at a Women’s Centre and also within a busy GP Practice.

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

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Each session costs £45. We can discuss and agree this, so please do not let the thought of costs put you off calling me for help.

When I work

Appointments available during the day and evening, Monday - Friday

Further information

I am a genuine and caring person who is passionate about counselling and, above all, helping YOU by listening, caring and supporting.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme