NB: Covid-19 Update. I am only able to take on new clients online via zoom or over the telephone until further notice.
I offer face to face psychotherapy in Alsager.
I am an integrative therapist using a mixture of approaches depending on what you want from therapy and how you express emotion. The therapeutic relationship is separate from other aspects of your life and a place we can explore your thoughts and emotions together.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I adhere to the BACP's code of conduct and ethics. I am a fully insured counsellor.
My therapy room is in a central Alsager location and has disabled access. I can offer day and evening appointments in the week, and morning appointments on a Saturday. The first full session will be an assessment.
I am not able or qualified to provide court reports, assessments or diagnosis.
To book therapy or arrange an free initial thirty mintue consultation, e-mail, text or call.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced therapist. I qualified in 2007 in Counselling Psychology. My areas of specialism include; attachment, sexuality, anxiety, complex trauma, and other emotional distress.
Before private practice I had five years experience in a charity for survivors of rape and sexual abuse providing therapy to men, women, non-binary and young people. To avoid conflict of interest I do not have the expertise to work with clients who have been charged with sexual offences.
MSc Hons Counselling Psychology. Keele University 2008
Post-grad dip Counselling Psychology Keele University 2007
BSc Hons Psychology Staffordshire University 1997
PGCE-Secondary-Subject Psychology Keele University 1999
Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling 2016
A Year of Polyvagal with Deb Dana 50 hours 2021
Rape Crisis Training 2006
Samaritan Training 2004
MIND Mental Health Befriender Training 1995
Various CPD-including Self harm, Alcohol and substance misuse, experiential, Psychosis, various neuro-trauma and more
I qualified in Psychology over twenty years ago and have taught Psychology A level as well as providing training to various organisations including schools and counselling providers. I have given training on neurology and trauma, dissociation, the effects of trauma, working with narrative and metaphor, diversity and the Equality Act. I am available to provide tailor made training to organisations.
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
Trauma-I am a specialist in chronic and acute trauma of all causes and use trauma focused approaches.
If you would like more information about therapy and my approach I offer a free thirty minute initial consultation.
Individual therapy is £40 per hour for the first ten sessions.
Long term individual psychotherapy (after ten sessions) is £35 per hour.
Limited Concessions discretionary.
Corporate/EAP/insurance by arrangement.
I am integrative therapist and use tools from various approaches within a humanistic framework including; existentialism, CBT, attachment theory, narrative therapy, gestalt, trauma focused and other methodologies tailored to your process.
Therapy is not about diagnosing or labelling. Therapy is about what you want for your 'self'. It is very individual. It is hard work for you, my role is to be alongside you through that process. Because it is about you and your 'self' we move at your pace and in a way you feel comfortable with.