I can offer you some confidential and devoted listening time to help you relieve the symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, loss and many more challenges. You will be able to explore directions for change, how to make small or big steps towards where or who you want to be, and to talk in-depth, which can be difficult to do sometimes with loved ones.
Counselling can be the first step towards real change, feeling better and coping with life more effectively. You will find the counselling to be non-judgemental, accepting and respectful, which is in-line with the ethical code I work to. As a integrative counsellor I use person-centred counselling mainly, but also transactional analysis and CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) if I think a client may benefit from these.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation degree in Counselling - Teesside University
- Counselling Skills level 2 and 3 - Redcar College
Numerous post-qualifying training including:
- transactional analysis
- guilt and shame
- therapeutic goals
- working with children and young people
- severe psychological distress in adults and SEN (special educational needs).
I have experience in schools, universities, hospices and in private practice.
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
£30 first session.
£40 follow-on sessions.
Reduced rates available for people who are unemployed, on benefits, or student counsellors.
There is no obligation to have more than one session, or you can have as many as you think is necessary.