I am a humanistic, person-centred counsellor, which means I focus on your needs as an individual, recognising that everybody is unique and special. I believe every human being, with the right desire, has the built-in ability to grow, develop and become a better version of themselves. I believe you are the expert on yourself, and with my help, can discover what you need to do to understand yourself and your feelings. Life can be hard to navigate, but I can walk alongside you to help you find your own way.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor having trained at York College and York St John University, achieving a Certificate in Counselling and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling. I previously studied for my degree in Primary Education at Liverpool John Moores University where I was awarded a Bachelor of Education (Hons). I am a certified counsellor in telephone and video counselling through Counselling Tutor.
As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I follow their ethical code of practice. www.bacp.co.uk
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session
Concessions offered for
You will be able to share your thoughts, worries and concerns. Together we will explore them to help you begin the journey towards understanding and resolving them. I can provide three different modes of counselling:
In-person counselling sessions (£40 for upto an hour)
Sessions take place in a private room in my home in Knaresborough. Sessions last up to 60 minutes and will usually be the same day and time every week.
Online video counselling sessions (£40 for upto an hour)
Sessions can take place using Zoom or Whatsapp. I will talk with you from a private room in my home. Online video sessions last up to 60 minutes and will usually be the same day and time every week.
Walk and talk counselling sessions (£40 for upto an hour)
Walk and talk sessions take place in various locations around the town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. We can select a route and location that suits you while maintaining your privacy. Walk and talk sessions last up to 60 minutes and will usually be the same day and time every week, weather permitting.
Your first step is to book a free initial chat with me, which can be in-person, on Whatsapp video or Zoom. During your free, 20-minute initial chat you will be able to ask questions about how the counselling will work specifically for you, including which of the three types of counselling listed above you would prefer, and details such as dates and times for the counselling sessions.
We will have the opportunity to get to know one another a little, and for you to decide if you feel you would like to go ahead and work with me. Once you are happy, we can arrange to start the counselling sessions themselves.