I offer counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy to individuals and couples to help people struggling with many different aspects of their lives. I have worked with issues such as anxiety, depression, loss/bereavement, sexual /intimacy issues, body image, sexuality, gender fluidity, menopause, low self esteem, self harm, substance abuse, redundancy, weight management, eating disorders , OCD, trauma and PTSD. I also offer hypnotherapy for phobias, fear of flying, fear of driving, nail biting , binge eating, partners of snorers, sleep problems, general anxiety, performance anxiety,low confidence, stammering, tinnitus and stopping smoking. I am also a qualified coach and can help you to achieve better performance at work or coach you for performance at interviews. I use a variety of approaches and can offer short or longer term therapy to suit the need. I offer sessions by Skype and telephone.
I believe that we all have the potential to be ourselves and to live satisfying lives but sometimes things throw us off course and we just need a bit of help to get there.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include:
- Pg Cert Clinical Hypnotherapy (2017)
- Clinical Hypnotherapy foundation course (2015)
- Certificate of Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychotherapy, (PgDip) 2014;
- Graduate Certificate in Counselling (PgCert); 2012
- Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching, 2011;
- MBTI Practitioner License 2010:
- BA Hons in Psychology, 1984;
- IAPT couple therapy for depression accreditied practitioner (2016)
- MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy (2019)
I continue to supplement my skills by attending other training events and workshops aimed at counsellors. These include;
- Sexual identity
- Motivational Interviewing
- Recognising and dealing with Domestic abuse
- Couples counselling
- Personality Disorder
- Eating disorders
- Couples relationships
- Couple therapy for depression
I have worked with a wide variety of people to help them work through a range of issues including bereavement, general anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, depression, eating disorders, sexuality, HIV status, relationship breakdown, self esteem, childhood trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, sexual assault, menopause, domestic violence and debt problems. I work in a person-centred way using a variety of talking therapies to help people to work through their issues. This means I won’t tell you what to do but I will help you to explore your options in a warm, safe and friendly environment.
I also offer hypnotherapy for nail biting, phobias, sleep problems, performance anxiety, general anxiety, low confidence, fear of flying and stopping smoking.
Memberships of professional organisations:
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- Institute of Leadership and Management (MInstLM)
- British Society for Clinical Hypnosis
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
Low self esteem
Relationship or sex issues
Psychotherapy and counselling - sessions are 50 minutes long
Fees to be paid via bank 48 hours prior to your appointment (this guarantees your session).
Hypnotherapy - £65 per session, sessions are up to 1 hour 10 minutes
Hypnotherapy for smoking cessation in one two hour session plus complimentary follow up session after two weeks £150
Appointments available weekdays 10.00 to 7.30pm
I'm based in Bury town centre and offer face to face sessions in large, pleasant rooms where we can observe social distancing and safe working practices. There is on street parking outside which is free after 6pm.
In accordance with the BACP's guidelines for ongoing professional development, I have regular supervision, and ongoing continuous professional development.
Please telephone for further details and for an informal chat; if you feel you'd prefer to text or email, please do and I'll reply as soon as I am able too.
I can offer you a blend of psychotherapy and hypnotherapy if this is required and appropriate. I can also offer a blend of coaching and therapy where this meets your needs. I look forward to welcoming you as a client and to working with you in the long or short term.
With warmest regards,