Passionate about helping people overcome personal difficulties my goal is to help you make life feel more manageable and reach your true potential.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and I believe that counselling can help regain a sense of manageability and wellbeing. It can change your whole outlook on life by helping to make sense of whatever is troubling you and feel more comfortable in your own skin.
I offer one-to-one counselling on a short or longer term basis as required. As a person-centred counsellor and psychotherapist I work alongside you, without judgement, to help you unpick your story in a safe, confidential and ethical environment. Working at your own pace we can find meaning to overcome whatever is causing you anxiety.
I work with adults, both men and women and can help with a range of issues including generalised anxiety disorder, depression, family issues, divorce, affairs and betrayals, bereavement, living with an alcoholic, abuse, addiction or overwhelming feelings of sadness.
It takes great courage to make that first step to reach out for help and, having been in the other chair myself, I understand how hard this can be. If you contact me by telephone or email we can have an initial chat or alternatively arrange a session together and take it from there.
The sessions will be 55-60 minutes in length at a time to suit us both.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 7 - Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, 2015
Graduate Certificate in Counselling, 2013
BSc Landscape Design & Archaeology, 1994
Advanced Certificate in Supervision - 2020
Mental Health First Aid - 2019
The Inner Child in Counselling & Psychotherapy - 2017
Online Therapy Training
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am experienced in working with people who are living or have lived with the problem of alcoholism or a problem drinker. Whether it be either a partner, husband, wife, son, daughter, grandparent or other relative or friend. There is hope.
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Individual Counselling £50 per hour session
Counselling Supervision £70 per 1.5 hour session
Payable by bank transfer in advance or cash on the day whichever you prefer.
I also offer concessions to students or low income earners.
In addition to my private practice work in South Manchester I have also worked with:
- 'The New Way Forward' a Sale based local mental health charity counselling adults with a variety of mental health problems;
- 'Path Counselling' a Trafford based charitable organisation working with adults with a variety of issues referred from mental health services;
- 'Community Development Initiative' a charitable organisation working across Greater Manchester offering counselling to 'hard to reach' clients;
- teenagers and young adults at a local Grammar School in Sale.
Currently a Wellbeing Ambassador for Amey Plc which is a role aimed at reducing the stigma of mental health in the workplace.