Life can be challenging at times and it can be difficult to make sense of what’s happening to us. Sometimes events from the past can trip us up unexpectedly, too. We can struggle to understand our thoughts, feelings and behaviours but counselling can help by enabling us to consider things from a different perspective, moving us on from repetitive cycles of thinking.
As we are all unique, I adapt my approach to individual needs and to take into account what you want from counselling. My years as a teacher have been followed by many counselling hours within the NHS system, with Rape and Sexual Abuse (RASA) Merseyside and in private practice. I therefore have experience of working with clients who have brought a wide range of issues, including anger, anxiety, depression, fear, loss, low self-esteem, PTSD and abuse in its many forms.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor, with qualifications in Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I am trained to deliver Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), which is recommended by the health advisory body NICE and by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a treatment for trauma. I regularly participate in training opportunities such as hypnotherapy, inner child work and safeguarding. I am also qualified to practice the Rewind Technique.
I am a member of the BACP and adhere to BACP ethical guidelines. I am also a member of the EMDR Association UK and Ireland.
- MA (clinical counselling) 2015
- MEd (Special Educational Needs) 2002
- Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory 2016
- Rewind Technique training 2018
- EMDR Levels 1 and 2 2019
- Level 5 Diploma in Counselling for Adult Trauma 2020
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
I am available from 10 am until early evening.