During the COVID19 crisis, I am moving all my face to face work online. If you are interested in beginning online therapy at this time, please get in touch.
Are you struggling with anxiety due to loss, relationships, work or coming to terms with episodes from your past? Maybe you want to explore why you behave, think or feel as you do, which can lead to positive change or self-acceptance. Have you kept worries to yourself for a while, not sleeping and not sharing how you really feel because you’re frightened that people won’t understand or that you’ll be a burden?
Working with a therapist can help you get to where you'd like to be. I work with people on a range of issues and have a special interest in anxiety, low self esteem and issues with identity and belonging.
Therapy has been shown to help develop better coping skills to deal with life's challenges, as well as improving relationships with others and feeling better about yourself.
Curious about what drives you to behave as you do, I will bring a natural warmth, compassion and candour to our relationship, and will create a calm and respectful space within which to work.
Although we all arrive where we are today by different routes and experiences along the way, we all share the same emotions. Difference and uniqueness can be celebrated as much as our commonalities.
In mutual agreement we can sensitively explore your concerns and move towards the outcomes you are seeking.
To make an appointment you can contact me via the details at the top of this page.
My psychotherapy practice is in the Chorlton area of Manchester, where I work one-to-one, on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period. My aim is to enable you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. I am committed to providing psychotherapy and counselling safely, in confidence and non-judgementally.
Training, qualifications & experience
I worked for eighteen years with adults and young people in further education, starting out as a careers adviser, progressing through management and then to senior leadership.
My passion has always been supporting people to achieve their career and personal goals in life, particularly when their journey has not always been that easy. As a result, I was both the Safeguarding and Equality and Diversity Leads for the majority of my career in education.
Qualifications and training include:
- Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling - Transactional Analysis
- Gender and Sexuality Diversity
- Working Online
- Complex Trauma Work Stage 1
- Dealing with the Critical Inner Voice and Intrusive Thoughts
- Emotional Freedom Technique Levels 1, 2 & 3
- Working with Attachment
- Grief and Loss
- Foundation Certificate in Neuro Linguistic Programming
- Certificate in Person Centred Counselling
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Race, Identity and Belonging
£50 per 50 minute session. Free 15 minutes initial telephone conversation.
A limited number of reduced fee places for students and people on low income.
Concessions offered for
I have a limited number of spaces for people on low income