Welcome to my profile, are you struggling and feel like you need someone to talk to? I understand that taking the first step towards reaching out for help is extremely difficult but I also believe it is the best thing you will ever do. As a person I am incredibly passionate about helping people, especially if they are in some form of distress, and would like to think we could work together to relieve this. Throughout my work as a counsellor I have helped people overcome many issues such as: anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression, drug and alcohol misuse, bereavement, PTSD and abuse.
Difficulties in your life which seem overwhelming and create anxieties and/or stress are normal. However if this impacts your everyday life and you feel yourself not being able to live the life you want or achieve the goals you would like to, counselling can help overcome these issues in many different ways. I have been trained to use different techniques and would use the best available tool to help you such as: cognitive behavioural therapy, transactional analysis, psychodynamics and person-centred therapies.
I am a fully qualified Counsellor and I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As a member of the BACP I follow their ethical guidelines which involves being honest, trustworthy, providing confidentiality and always keeping the clients best interest at the heart of everything I do. In doing this, I believe the therapeutic relationship between myself and the client is the most important aspect in achieving positive outcomes throughout the counselling process. I offer a non-judgemental, supportive relationship where you will be accepted for who you are, to explore any difficulties you may be experiencing.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bsc (HONS) Psychology 2:2, Leeds Metropolitan University.
- Postgraduate Certificate in Interpersonal and Counselling skills, Leeds Beckett University.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Leeds Beckett University.
I am trained as a relational integrative counsellor which means I believe the relationship between the counsellor and client is the most important aspect of positive outcomes when engaging in counselling. Furthermore, I can integrate different techniques into sessions depending on what we think might be best for you. I have experience of working with both male and female clients ranging from 19 to 70 years old but would also be willing to work with adolescents from 16 years old.
I engage in regular supervision as required by my professional body (BACP) and I am committed to undertaking Continuing Professional Development to ensure I am upto date with current information within the counselling profession and am doing the best for my clients.
My experience has mainly come from helping individuals who are loved ones of people who misuse drugs and/or alcohol or are the substance misuser themselves. Within this work I have supported clients to overcome many issues including:
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship issues
- Lack of confidence
- Emotional, physical, sexual abuse.
Although my experience has been with individuals who are affected by drugs and/or alcohol, I would be able to help you with any of the above issues regardless of the underlying cause.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
I offer a free 30 minute initial session where can meet or speak over the phone. This gives you a chance to discuss why you have chosen to come to counselling and how we could work together, as well as giving me the opportunity to do an assessment.
Further sessions are charged at £40 for a 50 minute session.
Blocks of six sessions are charged at £210 (payment to be made in advance) which works out at £35 for each individual session.
It is entirely up to you how long you would like to attend counselling sessions for, some people attend for a few weeks while others prefer to come for longer.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with me by either emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 07841390958.
My practice is based at the RCM Business Centre in Ossett where there is free onsite parking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available all day and evening on Wednesdays and am willing to negotiate a time that would best suit you. I am also available on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays evenings from 17:30pm.
Types of client