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Qualified, Experienced, MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist

About me

Hello and welcome. You've just taken a massive step and that's not an easy thing to do. You might be wondering how you got to this point in your life.  You're browsing profiles of therapists looking for something that strikes a chord with you and hoping to find someone that can help you understand what's going on. 

I get that.  Hopefully through reading this you'll get a sense of whether I'm someone who can help. 

Counselling with me will bring the opportunity for you to be listened to with care and attention and without judgement.  I'll use the therapeutic skills that I've been honing and developing over the years to support you through whatever it is that is causing you to reach out right now. I work with people just like you who are navigating their way through life as best they can. 

If difficult thoughts and feelings are interfering with your life and preventing you from getting what you need and want most., I'm willing to help.  No difficulty is too big or too small and I can show you how you can re-gain some control, understand what's going on and start living the life you want to live. 

My aim is to provide a safe and secure environment so that you can relax and experience what it's like to be heard, valued and understood without judgement.

Our time together will be a partnership, we will work together on the things that are of most importance to you in your life. Human being to human being. Trust develops over time and you'll feel more relaxed and able to be yourself.  This is where the work happens.

When people feel seen and heard they feel of value and this can be the start of new and exciting things...

How can I help?

I’ll be by your side as you take a stroll through the experiences you’ve had and the challenges you’re facing. I'll provide a confidential space that encourages a feeling of security that will be important during our work together. I work within a framework of ethics set by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I am especially experienced in the areas of anxiety, stress and I have a particular interest in working with people who have experienced trauma.

Sometimes we aren’t sure exactly what’s ‘wrong’  and other times we know what we want but aren’t sure how to get there. I can help you work it out.

Our experiences can prevent us from living the life we would like to live and once we have had the time and space to look at what’s holding us back, we can begin to explore new pathways if we choose to.

Talking to someone who isn’t family or friends is helpful, because you can speak freely and openly about the things that are closest to you without worrying that you're a burden or 'too much' for someone. You might feel lighter once you've shared how you feel because when feelings are bottled up and not expressed they can cause us to react in ways that are damaging. 

Counselling is an investment in your own self and your wellbeing. It benefits not only you, but those around you too. Through learning about yourself and why you do the things you do, It's possible to move on.  Develop healthy relationships, Improve existing ones and create a healthier lifestyle.

Please feel welcome to ask a question or book an initial chat without obligation.

Training, qualifications & experience

We are all unique and our relationship will be unique, I believe that the best life is one where we are able to be our true self. I believe all people have the capacity to learn and grow developing psychologically and emotionally towards a full and meaningful life.

I have been working with people from all walks of life and in various settings. I have been privately offering counselling, mentoring and coaching for a number of years and what I most enjoy about my work is having the opportunity to create connections over time and working with people at depth. 

Foundation Degree in Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis (Distinction)

Level 4 Counselling in Practice (Merit)
Level 3 Diploma in Couples and Family Therapy (Distinction)
Level 3 Counselling Skills (Merit)
BA (Hons)Visual Arts 

I am committed to regular continuing professional development and I am always looking to challenge myself as a therapist and enhance my skills.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

From £45 per 50 minute session for Individuals 

From £50 per 50 minute Eco Walk and Talk session 

Groups- please inquire 

Please contact me for a free, no obligation initial chat

Concessions are available- please ask me.

When I work

I am available between 10 am and 8 pm Monday to Friday.

Further information

I am currently offering 1:1 sessions via Skype or in person.

I offer sessions in the counselling room from 2 locations in Hebden Bridge and in nature for Eco Walk and Talk sessions.

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations