As a Registered Nurse for 45 years, I decided to re train as a counsellor. Having never had the time to sit and talk with my patients due to a heavy workload, counselling seemed to be the right progression in my life. I started counselling training in 2001 and have never looked back.
I have trained as a clinical supervisor so also support trainee counsellors as well as qualified ones.
I set up a charity that offers counselling and therapeutic play to children and young people in West Yorkshire between the ages of 3-21 in 2008.(ESCAYP)
I think it is very important to make sure that you feel ok with your new counsellor as we can't expect to like everybody in our lives so I offer a free 15 minute meet up.
I now only offer telephone counselling from my home address in West Yorkshire.
Clients have found that this has been easier as they don’t have to travel ( especially in bad weather)
I work with most issues which include sexual/physical abuse, bereavement, domestic violence, Health Issues, low self esteem & confidence, etc
I offer counselling and therapeutic play with Children & Young people aged 7+.
I currently work 12-7pm on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc in Therapeutic Counselling (2004) Leeds Metropolitan University
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2003) Park Lane & Leeds Metropolitan University
Clinical supervisor of Counsellors and students (2006) Centre for Supervision & Team Development.
Registered Nurse (1974) St James's University Hospital, Leeds.
Continuing Professional Development to Masters level. Leeds Metropolitan University
Founder and former Director of ESCAYP Children & Young Peoples counselling service across West Yorkshire.
Diploma in Child & Adolescent Counselling
Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming
National Counselling Society Accredited
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I work with children & young people from 7 years upwards offering counselling and therapeutic play.
£35.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
I offer a 15 minute 'Ice Breaker' free of charge, this is for us to have a chat and see how you feel about going ahead with counselling.
My fee is £35.00 per 50 minute session.
I also offer half session of 25 minutes for £17.50
This may be negotiable for unwaged clients or if in receipt of certain benefits with proof.
I am flexible with the times that I can offer. Please ring text or email me to enquire.