*Covid 19 update*. As we all adjust to the changes necessary in response to the Covid 19 pandemic, it has been essential to change the way we all go about our everyday lives. I offer counselling sessions via webcam or telephone. Contact me for details.
Do you want to make changes to your life but are unsure how to go about it?
I believe that we all have the ability to live the way we want to live but it sometimes becomes difficult to see how this is possible. Working with me, I can help you uncover beliefs that prevent you from making changes or seeing the choices that life has to offer. Counselling can help you heal old wounds, deal with current anxieties and stress and get you out of a rut when you don't know what to do next.
My area of specific interest is working with adults and children experiencing debilitating anxiety and depression and feelings of loss that can stop them leading the life they dream of.
We will work together to explore and integrate the different parts of yourself to promote and restore balance. Each client's work is unique to their own story so I use an integrated, holistic model of counselling and bring together my understanding of numerous theories to suit your individual needs. I use concepts within my work that bring about an understanding of how your past experiences have influenced your present beliefs and shaped you and your relationship with others. Where words are not enough, I also work creatively.
The number of sessions varies from person to person and we regularly review our work together so that you are getting the most out of your sessions and you can decide the length of your therapy.
As well as my private practice, I also work as a family and child counsellor in a Hospice.
If you're reading this page and you're not sure how to proceed, just get in touch for a no-obligation chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- BSc(Hons) Reflective Therapeutic Practice
- Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, University of Derby, Buxton.
- Emotional freedom Technique (EFT) level 1 & 2
- Diploma in Podiatric Medicine
- Fellow of the College of Podiatry, Faculty of Surgery (FCPodS)
- Certificate in education & training
CPD Courses attended
- North East TA conference 2019 : sex and sexuality, self and relating.
- Protecting Vulnerable adults
- Child Protection
- Teaching Grounding Techniques
- Therapeutic Play awareness
- Exploring suicide and self harm in Young people
- Helping children cope with grief and loss
- Introduction to play within therapy
- Meeting at a busy intersection - shattered hopes and dreams
- Understanding and working with the power of dreams
Training and workshops delivered
- Therapeutic reflection following a trauma or death in the workplace. (delivered to group)
- We need to talk about sex
- Trauma and Dissociation
- Understanding emotional abuse
- Healing the wounded inner child
- Living with a partner who has died
- How children grieve
- Working with complicated grief
Enhanced DBS certificate
I previously acted as young people’s mentor and volunteer counsellor for Congleton based charity Visyon, who are committed to improving young people’s emotional well-being. This included 68 hours of small group work with young people in secondary school settings through the use of creative media.
I was a volunteer counsellor in a hospice from November 2011 to 2014, working with adults, children and young people on a 1 to 1 basis.
I worked as a children and young person's counsellor for The Dove Service in Staffordshire 2014-15
As well as my private practice, I currently work in a hospice as a child and family therapist.
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
Daytime and evening appointments available.
Individual appointments last 50 minutes - £40
Couple's therapy lasts 90 minutes - £60
Payment is either by cash or cheque at each session or you can book and play in blocks if you prefer. Please contact me for availability.
My Buxton practice is conveniently located with free on-street parking.
It is a 10 minute walking distance from the train station and a number of bus stops.