There are times in our lives when we feel completely lost and alone. We start to question our own judgement and feel 'adrift' without knowing why. Perhaps you have encountered a loss or change in your life or you are trying to come to terms with grief. Maybe you are experiencing anxiety and you would like some support in managing it. If any of this resonates with you, I can help you.
I am a person-centred counsellor providing a safe non-judgemental space for you to process and work through issues which are troubling you or causing you to feel desperate, stuck or alone.
Working predominantly via telephone or online, due to the pandemic, I can help you to deal with many of the issues which may be causing you distress such as loss caused by bereavement, relationship or friendship breakdowns. You may also feel loss or grief as a result of losing your job, change of routine or change of status. As a bereavement counsellor with a local hospice I also have expereince of dealing with grief during the pandemic and I can help you to work through the extra layers of distress which this has caused.
Much of my research has also been in long-term grief, sometimes stemming from childhood loss or trauma.
I currently offer telephone and online counselling from my home in the West Yorkshire Countryside and although telephone and online work has proved to be equally as facilitating to clients as being here in person, I can provide 'walk and talk' and face to face sessions surrounded by the calm and peacefulness of nature if you wish to discuss this with me.
Please call, text or email me to arrange an initial free of charge 20 minute phone call/Zoom/face to face, so that we can discuss what you are looking for and how we can work together. If you are happy to go ahead we can arrange our first session and agree on the frequency of sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Keele University, and a Post Graduate Certificate in integrated counselling from Staffordshire University. I am a registered member of the BACP and as such I adhere to their ethical framework.
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
Long-term grief. Loss of status, job or routine.
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
My initial consultation is free and this can be over the phone or face to face. After that my fees are £35 per hour telephone or online or £40 per hour face to face. However, I do have a number of concessionary fees, so please ask me about these too.
I have an ACTO (accreditation for counselling and therapy online) approved certificate. I have full business insurance.