I believe everyone has the right to feel safe, heard and respected in life and in the therapy room. Knowing what is best for our mental health is often overwhelming, I am here to help you find a way through what can seem an insurmountable task.
As a qualified integrative therapist, my way of working is adaptable to individual's needs. None of us are the same and I believe that therapy should reflect the complexity and individuality of every client. Practically this means I draw on a variety of techniques catered to the individual in order to develop a way of working that puts your needs front and centre.
Many reasons make people want to see a counsellor. Sometimes this might be something concrete; the loss of a loved one or having endured a time of great personal stress. Your concerns might be more vague; a sense of disconnection or unhappiness in life with no easily recognisable cause. At the end of the day the chance to simply sit and talk in a non-judgemental, confidential environment with someone who wants to hear your story can be a great first step on the road to healing.
I am not here to tell you what to do. I firmly believe we are the experts on ourselves and my job is to help you explore and better understand yourself. I might occasionally make suggestions as to activities that may be of help, but you are completely free to pick and choose what you feel comfortable trying. There is no great secret to good mental health, it is about taking the time to experiment and see what works for you and I can help facilitate this.
I offer long and short term therapy for individual adults (18+). Sessions last 50 minutes. I practice in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire and have access to therapy rooms in Sheffield and Matlock.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, and I am a full registered member of the BACP.
I have experience working with clients from a wide range of backgrounds and have practised as part of University and College counselling services as well as the voluntary sector. Currently I work at Cavendish Cancer Care and as part of the bereavement service at St Lukes Hospice.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial session: £25
On-going therapy sessions: £50
Student rate: £20/£40