As a qualified and experienced counsellor and supervisor I offer a safe and warm environment for you to speak without judgement or criticism. Life is hard at times things happen, circumstances change and this can create difficulties for us such as bereavement, loss, relationship problems, separation, divorce, work issues, family issues, loneliness and illness. Depression, anxiety or feelings of being overwhelmed can be the result of these and many other difficulties. It is not easy at times to speak with family members or friends about these difficulties. I have a true belief that people have the ability and resources to find their own way through their difficulties when they are given the opportunity to explore their thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental, safe, comfortable and respectful environment.
In addition to providing confidential support to individual private clients, I also work as a psychotherapist for a local hospice. I specialise in working with patients who have life limiting illnesses.
I Integrate hypnotherapy within my practice.
I have experience in working at a women's centre where the focus of my client work was domestic abuse and troubled family work. I have experience working with bereavement along with depression, anxiety OCD'S and phobias. Working with dreams, nightmares, recurring nightmares and waking images is also an area I am very practiced in. I use a technique called image rehearsal therapy this is extremely successful with both children and adults.
I believe it is essential for therapists who are providing emotional care for clients to have access to their own resources for support. Supervision is an important part of taking care of oneself and having reflective time is part of that process. This reflective space can be supportive, challenging and creative. I am transparent and responsive in my approach and my supervision is offered at the highest ethical standard to keep both you and your clients safe.
Training, qualifications & experience
B.A.Hons Degree in Counselling with brief interventions
Person centred therapy
Solution focused therapy
Therapy with Children and young people
Post Graduate diploma in integrating hypnotherapy with psychotherapy
Certificate in telephone and online counselling
Certificate in Family systems Therapy
Certificate in supervision.
Transactional analysis 101
Mental health awareness
As a registered member of the BACP I am required to keep my skills up to date and commit to additional training these training certificates include:
Working with domestic violence
Childhood sexual abuse
Drug and alcohol addiction
working with suicide
inner child work
introduction to sign language
working with anxiety
working with depression
Cruse bereavement training
working with anger
I have attended several conferences where I attend workshops these have included:
BACP research conference Birmingham
Working with PTSD
Working with cultural difference
BAPCA conference Shropshire
using nature as a therapy
ADPCA conference Nottingham
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have specialist knowledge in working with
Cancer diagnosis and treatment
Life limiting illnesses
life threatening illnesses
Dreams, recurring dreams and nightmares, waking images.
Concessions offered for
I offer a 15 min telephone assessment prior to agreeing an appointment.
Individual counselling session £45 per 50 min session.
psychotherapy integrating hypnotheray £60 per 60 min session.
Personal financial circumstances can be taken into consideration please don't hesitate to discuss this with me.
Support can be provided in my office in Blackburn or within the comfort of your own home. I can also visit you at your office if required. For visits to your home or office a small charge will be made for travelling expenses.
There is free 3 hour parking outside the office.
Sessions are normally weekly lasting 50 minutes.
(If required more frequent sessions can be booked or sessions can be less frequent fortnightly or monthly if required).
I have evening and weekend appointments available.
I offer short term brief therapy along with long term therapy.
For supervision I offer a free 30 minute initial session in order for you to decide if you feel we can work together.
Supervision is available at £45 per 1.5 hours
Supervision for students is available at a reduced rate at £35 per 1.5 hours
Monday 6pm - 9pm
wednesday 6pm - 9pm
Friday 6pm - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 12pm