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
- Self Harm awareness
- Expressive Therapy
- Bereavement and Loss
- Life Coaching
- Panic Disorders
I have worked with clients at a Women’s Centre and also within a busy GP Practice.
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
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
Each session costs £40. We can discuss and agree this, so please do not let the thought of costs put you off calling me for help.
I am a genuine and caring person who is passionate about counselling and, above all, helping YOU by listening, caring and supporting.