My down-to-earth approach enables me to build trusting relationships with my clients. I hope that in turn this enables you to feel safe to share whatever the issues are that have brought you to counselling. We'll work together at your speed and with the issues you bring. It's your time and space to explore whatever is important to you.
I am trained as a person-centred counsellor, which means that I can work with most things that might bring you to counselling - if it matters to you then it's a valid reason to come to counselling, and it matters to me. I can work in person or via VSee/Video Link.
I have a varied professional background working with a wide range of issues including bereavement (of both adults and children, sudden and expected), children's palliative care, addiction and substance use, mental illness, anxiety, criminal justice, sexual abuse and domestic violence.
I currently work in private practice in Leeds and Wakefield, and I am also employed in children's palliative care. I work with over 16's.
Over the pandemic I am able to offer telephone and secure video link appointments. I hope to be able to resume face to face work from September 2020.
Training, qualifications & experience
L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
BSc (HONS) Criminology and Sociology
TROCN L3 Drug and Alcohol Awareness
Rewind Therapist for Trauma and PTSD
Understanding the Impact of Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Children (SUDIC)
Incident De-Brief facilitator
Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Eating Disorders and Self-Harm
Working at Relational Depth - Mick Cooper
Working with complex needs and multiple disadvantage - AVA Project
Extensive training and experience in working with women's issues, sexual abuse, domestic violence, relationship issues, grief and loss (with a specialism in child, baby and pregnancy loss) addiction, criminal justice and employment related issues.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Children's Palliative Care
Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Children
Trauma work including Rewind Therapy
£45 per 55 minute session
Discount for Keyworkers
Counselling student discount available