Seeing a therapist doesn't mean there's something 'wrong with you'. It means you may feel now is the right time to work through some of your emotions, or the need to work through a traumatic experience, You may want to challenge your negative thinking patterns or gain some clarity in a particular area of your life. You may feel you're ready to learn new techniques which will enable you to cope better or want to focus on personal growth but feel unsure how to do this.
It can often feel scary, nerve wracking and sometimes overwhelming talking to a complete stranger, and that's natural to feel that way. I provide a friendly, non-judgemental & safe environment within a warm, comfortable, and inviting counselling room.
Person-centred counselling is a non-directive client lead talking therapy where sessions provide you with a safe and confidential place to talk.
I work with individuals (aged 13 +), families and couples who present with a variety of issues from exam stress, anxiety, depression, peer pressure, bereavement, infidelity, friendship issues, current or historic abuse (sexual or domestic) and family relationships. Some clients need support whilst coping with every day life.
I'm situated close to junction 4 of the M18, with off-road parking.
I attend supervision once a month and I'm a registered accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Advanced CBT Diploma
- Cambridge Open University Level 4 Diploma in Counselling (Merit)
- NCS Working with Children & Young People Level 4 Diploma
- CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Zoe Loddrick - Neuroscience of Abuse training
- Safeguarding training (Team Fostering, Casy & The Blue Door)
- Margot Sunderland - Neuroscience of Attachment
- Working with Children & Young People training (Casy)
- Provided therapy for clients at The Blue Door in Scunthorpe (Domestic and Sexual Abuse)
- Provided therapy for clients at Casy in Newark (Children & Young People)
- Provided a befriending service through Bluebell Wood Hospice
- Provided mentoring to counselling students at Doncaster College
Registered / Accredited
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
£30 / individual face-to-face or online session
£40 / couple or family face-to-face session
Concessions offered for
Experience of working with adults, children & young people, victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, students in college / university, and employees via employment assistance programmes.
Issues presented at counselling include: anxiety, depression, loneliness, relationship issues, self confidence, low self esteem, abuse, trauma, stress, self harm.