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(MBACP Accred)

About me

I am a fully qualified BACP accredited counsellor and my belief is no matter what age or whatever background we are from, we all have the potential for growth and change and it is a continuous process.  I offer a supportive environment for you to explore life’s difficulties and challenges ethically, safely and without judgement.

Through counselling we can gain the ability to tap into our potential and discover parts of ourselves that we have not yet recognised and make the necessary changes to fulfill our current needs.

As a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, I use three main theories and adapt my style to match your own individual needs - each person is unique and what suits one, may not suit you - in the first instance, it is my role to find out what works for you and then to support you through the process, making any necessary changes as we go along.

Counselling is proven to help with depression and anxiety as well as those life struggles that occur as we move from day to day, month to month and year to year.

A particular area of interest for me as a practitioner is eating disorders and obesity and I am consistently enhancing my knowledge in order to work efficiently and safely with this client group.  I currently hold Senior Practitioner in Eating Disorder status endorsed by the National Centre for Eating Disorders.

Training, qualifications & experience

I currently work in private practice and hold CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Studies and an Advanced Specialist Diploma in Clinical Supervision. In addition, I have a Master Practitioner Diploma in Eating Disorders and Obesity and incorporate this into my practice where requested.

Since qualifying, I have attended various CPD events and courses. From these short courses, I have adopted various interventions which I may use from time to time if I feel they would help and with my clients' permission. I have developed my knowledge of risk management through experience and some of the courses listed below: -

Awareness in Bereavement Care
Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse including Inner Child Therapy
Safeguarding Young People
Risk Management
Pre Trial Therapy
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills

Master Practitioner training with the National Centre for Eating Disorders including modules in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders, Nutrition Interventions for Eating Disorders and Obesity.

I have experience of working part time as a CPCAB tutor facilitating courses for those wanting to undertake training as a counsellor.

I hold the status of accreditation with the BACP have a level 6 Diploma in Clinical Supervision.

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am trained by the National Centre for Eating Disorders and hold their Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders Diploma

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Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£40 per session with a discount of £5 per session for a block booking of four (£140).
Counselling students £30 per session with proof of level of course.
£50 per session for EAP work.
Supervision £55 per 1.5 hour session (£40 for students)

Eating Disorder work - £45 per hourly session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available 5 days per week (including Saturday mornings) and mutually convenient appointments can be discussed subject to current client caseload.

Further information

My therapy room is separate to my private living accommodation and is completely private and uninterrupted.  During my time as a counsellor I have worked with many difficulties including bereavement, miscarriage, childhood sexual abuse, domestic abuse, eating disorders, relationship issues (individuals only), drug and alcohol issues, childhood physical and emotional abuse, depression and anxiety. Not to mention the difficulties that arise in everyday living ie. debt, redundancy, parental difficulties, bullying, work related issues.

A particular area of interest for me as a practitioner is eating disorders and obesity and this has now become my specialism.

Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, BB5

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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In person

I have been practising supervision for four years and hold an Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision endorsed by the National Counselling Society.

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