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;
Need to work through some traumatic experience;
Want to challenge your negative thinking patterns;
Need some clarity in some areas of your life;
Be ready to learn new techniques which will enable you to cope better;
Feel the time is right to focus on personal growth; or
Feel somebody else may benefit from talking about what's going on for them.
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; sessions provide you with a safe place to talk.
I work with individuals (aged 11 onwards), 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.
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 member of the BACP.
Training, qualifications & experience
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- 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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£30 / individual face-to-face session
£45 / couple or family face-to-face session
£25 / individual online or telephone 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.