I first became interested in counselling after having a brief period of therapy myself. It was this experience and the circumstances that led me to seek a counsellor that helped me to understand the vaious reasons why someone may feel the need to speak to a professional and the trmendous benefits that this can yield. To me, the most important aspect of counselling is the trust that can be built between the client and the therapist and it is this notion that you can talk openly about aspects in your life which are causing concern without fear of judgement.
I've been working primarily in the substance misuse field for over twelve years. Through this work I have come across people of all backgrounds who shared little in common expect the desire to make positive changes to their lives.
I offer a free face to face consultation and am also available to discuss any potential meeting over the phone. I'm only too aware that counselling can, for some people, be a huge step and that it is never easy to look to get some help. It is my aim to try and make this process and easy and as stress free as possible.
As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work to the BACP ethical framework.
I offer a free initial telephone or 30 minute face to face consultation so if you have any questions or concerns please feel for to get in contact. Or, if prefer, drop me an email and I'll aim to get back to you as soon as possible and certainly within the next 24 hours.
Many thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
ABC Level 4 Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling
Core Competence Framework in Drug/Alcohol misuse (DANOS)
Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Interventions for Anxiety and Depression.
Neurobiology of Addiction
Literacy, Language, Numeracy and ICT skills check and signposting
Auricular acupuncture for substance misuse
Substance misuse and parenting
Protection from abuse and maintaining professional boundaries
Chairing/managing child protection conferences
Safetalk suicide alertness for everyone
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Trained
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
Free 30min telephone or face to face consultation.
standard session (60 mins) £30 - this is negotiable.
Online counselling is also available.
As a keen runner I am interested in the idea of therapy sessions whilst either running or walking. This is an concept that I am looking to develop in the Fylde coast area. If you are interested please feel free to contact me to discuss further.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I'm available most evenings and weekends. Please feel free to contact me via email or on my mobile and I'll be happy to work out a time to meet that is convient to you.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|