With over 17 years’ experience in private practice and holding an MA in Counselling studies I am an experienced practitioner who always considers the importance of each client’s individual needs when working together. My practice is based in central Grimsby which is easily accessible via public transport or car, with parking available. I offer a safe, private, professional and comfortable space for my clients and I to work in together during sessions to ensure they have the best experience possible.
Senior Accredited and registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
I work with individual's, couples and accept referrals from GPs, Employer Assistant Programmes (EAPs) and local organisations. I have developed and delivered training for Rape Crisis, the Criminal Prosecution Service (CPS) and delivered workshops on trauma in the workplace. I also offer supervision to trainee and qualified therapist's. I have lectured in counselling for both University Centre Grimsby and part-time as a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University.
I believe that before coming to counselling, most people have tried their very best to address their difficulties. The reason you might seek further support in counselling is because the strategies you have been using are no longer working for you.
My ultimate goal as a counsellor is to help empower clients to improve their lives by making manageable but meaningful changes throughout the therapeutic process, helping reconcile their pasts in order to live more fully in the present.
My aim is to help you explore thoughts/beliefs and behavioural patterns that are sustaining your difficulties. Through exploring your relationship with yourself and others I aim to help you understand how previous life events can influence your way of being, through processing difficult experiences that are intruding in your present moment.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in CBT skills (2018)
- Advanced Certificate in Couples Counselling (2016)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Supervision (PGCS) (2012)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (2011)
- MA in counselling Studies (2007)
- Diploma in counselling (2003).
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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Monday - Friday Early morning and evening appointments available.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require further information.