I am a warm, genuine, experienced counsellor & supervisor offering a safe, relaxed, confidential & non-judgemental space to work through your issues at your pace. I aim to ensure you feel safe and comfortable to talk about your issues, feel listened, supported, and accepted. I am passionate about helping others & it's always a great privilege to work with clients to help them gain clarity, feel calmer & more accepting of themselves and come to a calmer, more peaceful place.
I am a humanistic counsellor & work according to your need bringing in various techniques as needed, with your agreement, including mindfulness, journalling, CBT & EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).
My interest is in personal trauma and the impact this has on mental health & well-being. Personal trauma, small or big, past, present, one off incidents or long-term/ongoing, can have immense detrimental impact on confidence, self-esteem, ability to think, cope & relax and lead to living with worry, anxiety, stress, low mood & depression. Trauma is held in our bodies & can manifest in inexplicable pain and also affect responses to seemingly normal people/situations and having a negative impact on family, friendships & colleagues leading to feeling lonely.
I have worked with adults & young people in person, via telephone, online and have also run & facilitated group work. I also offer counselling to counselling students and those wanting to work on self-exploration for personal development.
I am Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy); an Accredited Member of NCS (National Counselling Society) & an Accredited EFT Practitioner; fully insured; undertake regular supervision & peer support and regularly undertake opportunities for learning & ongoing professional development (some of which is listed below). As part of my commitment to the profession I am a volunteer committee member of Counselling Northwest a local organisation run by counsellors providing accessible CPD for counsellors.
I offer appointments evenings, weekends and also Wednesday and Friday daytime.
Are you thinking about counselling?
You may be unsure about counselling & if it can help. You may feel you have no reason to be feeling the way you feel or it may be that others have suggested counselling might be something that could help you. Give me a call to discuss this and/or book a reduced fee introductory/initial session.
Are you thinking about supervision? - Please have a look at my supervisors profile
Training, qualifications & experience
Here’s a list of my main counselling qualifications and some of the training I have undertaken. I love learning and understanding about more about being human and mental health and undertake more than the annual continual professional development (CPD) requirement:-
- Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy Supervision
- ABC Lvl 4 Diploma in the Theory & Practice of Counselling
- ABC Lvl 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- ABC Lvl 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Level 1 & 2
- Working with CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
- Certificate in Counselling Young People
- Working with Relational Trauma
- Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery: Healing the Brain
- Living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Living with Psychosis
- Living with & Working with Personality Disorder - KUF Awareness Level
- Working with Survivors of Domestic Abuse
- Attachment & Relationships
- Chronic Pain - Management for Recovery
- Understanding Drugs & Addiction (King's College, London)
- Working with Domestic Abuse, Mental Health & Addiction (Action on Addiction)
- Working with Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
- Suicide Intervention & Support
- Working with the Inner Child
- Working with & beyond Grief & Loss
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Online counselling available
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Initial introduction session £35
Following sessions £45
Concessions available for students or low waged/unemployed
Accept business, occupational health and EAP enquiries
Available evenings, weekends and Wednesday and Friday daytimes
I offer face to face or online or telephone appointments with evening, weekend and Wednesday and Friday daytime availability