The client’s needs are at the heart of the therapy I provide. Sometimes the pressures of life builds, and it can feel overwhelming. I offer a safe environment where we can explore your inner and outer world and work towards your goals for therapy. My aim is to build a strong therapeutic relationship where you feel comfortable and empowered to grow in the direction you want. I work in an integrative and collaborative way, drawing on differing therapeutic disciplines depending on your individual needs.
I am an integrative therapist with a person-centred base. This means I believe we are each our own best resource for change. I aim to work with you to build that resource in a supportive, compassionate, and encouraging manner.
I offer face-to-face therapy from my comfortable office in Edgerton, Huddersfield. My office is large enough to allow social distancing and is cleaned regularly.
I am also working both online (WhatsApp and Zoom) and over the telephone for clients that prefer. I have worked over the telephone and online for much of the pandemic and have found that some clients can feel more comfortable with therapy done in this way.
My room is easy to reach from Huddersfield town centre or the M62 and has free off-street parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
I specialise in working with adults 18+ offering both long- and short-term therapy. I utilise my extensive 6-year training which has included CBT, Person-Centred and Psychodynamic principles. I work sensitively with adults who have experienced trauma and hardship in their childhood and growing up. Often these experiences require a gentle and sensitive approach so that clients can explore what is going on for them in the here and now.
Many individuals often suffer from the overwhelming effects of anxiety and depression. I use my experience of working with clients from all walks of life, and research-based strategies to help my clients gain an understanding of why they feel the way they do.
I hold a Psychology and Counselling Bsc (Hons) degree and a Psychotherapy and Counselling MA degree. I am a registered member of the BACP and a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I also have an enhanced DBS certificate.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free initial telephone consultation
I currently have availability and am taking on new clients.
My sessions are 50minutes and I also offer an initial meeting of 25minutes. This initial meeting allows us to get a sense of whether I am the right therapist for you, then after this initial meeting, we can discuss if we will continue to work together.