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About me

Looking after our own well-being is important yet such a hard thing to do when life is so busy, full of daily challenges. Having an opportunity to work through your problems in a safe, non-judgemental space can allow you the time you need to breathe, heal and repair. I am an experienced Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, with a background in Humanistic Counselling and Compassion Focused Therapy. I work with each client or couple on a individual basis, together we will create a bespoke therapeutic toolbox, helping you to become your own therapist and gain a better quality of life.

For several years I have offered psychological therapies to adults, couples and young people throughout the Northwest who present with a range of problems that include; - Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Postnatal Depression and Pregnancy issues, Grief and Loss, OCD, Panic Disorder and relationship issues.  

For more information please see my website, or contact me me via email or phone where I will be happy to go through any questions you may have.

Training, qualifications & experience

Over the years I have worked as a lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Salford, Lancashire Mind, NHS, PAM Wellbeing and engaged with young people's charities as well as going into local schools. I have a MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and Advanced Diploma in Counselling, as well as being an accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).

Level 1 PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy 2022
MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, 2013;
Advanced Diploma in Counselling, 2010;
Advanced Skills in Compassion Focused Therapy 2015;
Level 1 & 2 EMDR 2015;
Certificate in Supervision 2014;
CPD Certs;- Mindfulness Practice and Research 2016.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £45.00 to £80.00
Free initial in-person session

Additional information

My fee's are £45 per person per 50min session

Fee for couples is £80 per 75-90min session.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Evening sessions are limited due to a small waiting list.

I also offer online sessions via Zoom ( £45 per 50min session)

43 Dicconson Street, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN1 2AT

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

Supervision is a valuable, honest, supportive space not only to reflect on your work, but to reground, recoup and look at self-care to avoid burnout.

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