Update: Telephone and on-line services available only until further notice
We all struggle with day to day life sometimes. Being aware of overwhelming feelings and anxious thoughts that won't stop, no matter how much you try to ignore them and carry on.
We all need a little help from time to time, and it's OK to ask for help and to take the time to look after yourself.
Having a safe space to talk confidentially, one to one, with someone can help you. By focusing on your issues in a new light and allowing yourself the time to be aware of your thoughts and feelings causing your struggles.
It might be you need help with:
- Difficult Relationships
- Bereavement of a loved one
- General anxiety
- Feelings of anger
Having a tough time myself a number of years ago brought me to counselling. I am now an experienced person-centered counsellor helping everyday people for the past 5 years. New to the counselling services I provide is Animal Assisted Therapy with my dog, Dila. If you feel having Dila there would help with your counselling session she can be waiting in the room.
If you want to discuss your issues further please contact me by telephone or email and leave your details with your availability. I will get back to you to arrange your free initial 30 minute telephone appointment to discuss your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced counsellor, with five years work in counselling adults with common mental health problems. I have achieved over 500 sessional hours working voluntarily and paid with Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind, Place2Be and Beacon Counselling.
BSc(Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy by University of Salford Manchester
CPCAB Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children
TA101: Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Advanced Teacher Training of Mindfulness Based Approaches by Breathworks
Introductory Teacher Training of Mindfulness Based Approaches by Breathworks
Certificate in Understanding and Working with Sexual Abuse – BACP Endorsed
ABC Level 4 Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling
ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
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
Initial 30 minute telephone appointment free of charge.
Cost for one hour session £40.
Discounts available for block bookings.
I provide a range of appointments for days and evenings times.
Saturday appointments are available.
Available Monday to Thursday Day and Evening appointments. Saturday appointments available.
Both offices are ground floor locations and are suitable for wheelchair access.
Free parking at both locations.