My style of working is warm and friendly and of course confidential. I have worked within the NHS for many years, and in private practice, I have vast experience of working with young people in many settings including managing Young People’s Counselling Services
I am an experienced and accredited integrative counsellor, which means I am able to tailor my skills and knowledge to you and your needs. My background is Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. CBT works well as it challenges the way we think, feel and behave
At various times in our lives we all have unhappy periods. Counselling can help with issues such as: bereavement, stress, depression, relationships, work-related stress, anxiety and many other issues which lead to confused and overwhelming feelings. Sometimes it helps to talk to someone outside the situation.
I look forward to working alongside you to explore your concerns, and hope to help you to see things more clearly, possibility from a different view point. We can also look at Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy which can be helpful. The aim being for you to develop the necessary skills and resources, which will put you back in control of your life, your decisions, and your choices.
The first step will be to give me a call or send me an email. During our first session we can look at what is right for you.
We would usually meet once a week at a time convenient for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I am a fully qualified accredited counsellor
- I have 17 years post qualifying experience
I have 15 years’ experience as a practice supervisor
I am trained in relationship and couples counselling
I have an Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- I have a DIP,HE. Youth and Community Work
I am trained and experienced in working with children and young people and families.
I am trained and experienced in therapeutic group work
I am trained and experienced in de-briefing critical incidents
I have 12 years’ experience of working within the NHS
I am a specialist affiliated counsellor to: Royal College of Nursing - Specialist therapist for BUPA, Consultant counsellor to Moving Minds Psychology Management. Work with Employment Assistance Programmes.
I hold an enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure Certificate
I have Professional Civil Liability Insurance cover £10,000.000
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Concessions offered for
£40 per session
£40 supervision - reduced rates for students
Reduced fees and concessions available
My availability is flexible, I offer daytime and evening sessions to fit in with busy lives
My counselling room is fully accessible, private and secure and located on main bus route from Southport town centre