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Hi, I am an accredited counsellor and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I practice in the Alderley area of Cheshire. I work with adults, young adults and couples with relationship issues.
In the counselling room and also on zoom or WhatsApp I work with couples and individuals in an integrative way which simply means that I am able to use various styles of counselling. This will help to provide the best type of counselling that suits you and your requirements, needs and goals. I offer both short and long term counselling.
I will work with you in a caring, safe and non judgemental manner to discuss any issues where you will be really listened to.
I will help you to explore and challenge the difficulties you are experiencing and we can work together to find the solutions to bring about the positive changes and wellbeing that you want in your life.
I understand it can be difficult to make initial contact. I will try to make this as easy as possible. Therefore, I am happy to initially brief chat to you via email or telephone to answer any questions that you have regarding the counselling process.
Training, qualifications & experience
As well as working in private practice, I worked within the NHS at South Manchester University Hospital based in the Occupational Health Department, offering counselling to all members of staff.
I also worked using play therapy with children, through my work as a primary school counsellor
I also worked for two years at Childline offering telephone counselling to children and young people.
I worked at St Anns Hospice for 5 years, offering bereavement counselling and support to individuals and their families/carers who have or are coping with cancer and other life limiting illness.
I am also a qualified Couples and Relationship counsellor for a charity, working with couples experiencing relationship issues.
I have experience of working with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and cultures with a wide range of issues:-
anxiety, stress, depression,
bereavement and loss,
low self esteem,
low coping skills,
work and career related issues and many more.
My qualifications and further training skills are
- Certificate in Counselling Concepts
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Diploma In Theory and Counselling Practice
- Certificate in Bereavement and Loss
- Childline Training
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling
- Working with discrimination and diversity
- Certificate in Emotional Focussed Therapy (EFT) with Marriage Care
- Bereavement during Covid -19
- Clinical Supervisor Training
- Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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
Depression Anxiety Stress Panic
Bereavement and Loss
£35.00 - £45.00
Concessions offered for
£35 per 50 minute session for individuals
£45 per 50 minute session for couples counselling
My aim to to be able to offer counselling at affordable rates, therefore, various concessions are available. Please do ask about reduced fees.
When I work
Day and evening appointments are available Monday to Friday and Saturdays are available by arrangement.
I am fully insured.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
I am accredited
I undertake monthly supervision, regular personal training and ongoing further development.
Please visit my website for further information and please feel free to call or email me to discuss any questions you may have, which may help you to decide if counselling is for you.