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You may be at a stage in your life where you are feeling pain/loss or distress and whatever the reason that has brought you here today, sometimes talking to a counsellor like myself can help. I offer a confidential and professional service with people of all ages.
I have worked in both Primary and Secondary school settings with children, parents, teachers and staff. I currently work in private practice, I also work inconjunction with GamCare a national charity to help Problem Gamblers and affected others. Problem Gambling can bring many problems to a person, many people don't know why or how to control there Gambling Problems, they can be complex. You may be more likely to reach your goals with support from a counsellor like me. We can explore and work on any problems together in a confidential session and any actions you may wish to take such as self excluding. I also worked for many years as a Carer and believe that this gives me a deep insight into the challenges this role can bring to people.
I offer clients a safe, confidential place and time to explore any feelings they may wish to discuss. I do this in a person-centred-manner- meaning that I am lead by what the client wants and needs.
I have different counselling skills and when working with children I alter my style to suit their needs; I can offer a creative environment which includes toys/play, paint/art. i also make this style of counselling available to adults who express an interest in working creatively.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - (CPCAB
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills- (ABC)
Level 2 in Understanding Substance Misuse- (CPCAB)
Dilpoma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
Diploma in Child Behaviour
GamCare Working with Problem Gambling
I have attended many training courses to enhance my work as a Counsellor.
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
Sessions are held in a comfortable counselling room, in a discreet location with free roadside parking. Times and dates are negotiable, I charge £30 for the first session then £40 a session thereafter. Couples £40 first session then £50.
Discounts offered for Block bookings and students.
I also offer telephone and Skype Counselling.
I am a member of the Yorkshire Counselling Network
I am member of Beacon Counselling group
Full DBS Check (previously CRB check)