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About me

Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be difficult, I hope that reading my profile makes you feel at ease, and I am able to work with you on your therapeutic journey.

I am a Psychotherapist with specialist interest and knowledge of working with adults, adolescents, and children affected by early childhood developmental and attachment trauma, bereavement, loss and grief.  Other areas of experience are Anger management, Anxiety, adverse childhood experiences, Cultural issues, Depression, Identity, Personal development, Relationship difficulties, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Suicidal ideation. 

Do you identify with any of the following statements?

·       I struggle to share my emotions

·       I am finding it hard to answer the question ‘who am I?’

·       Due to a complex family history, I am conflicted about my identity

·       I feel a pressure to be or act a certain way

·       I change my opinions or preferences regularly to fit in socially

If you would like to meet me to see if we would feel comfortable together you can book a free 25-minute consultation.

More about me and how I work

I am a pluralistic therapist and as such, I value difference and approach my client work with and open mind.  Thus, ensuring you can discuss your preferences and together we work towards you achieving your therapeutic aims & goals.  I use varied client led interventions which can include person-centred, solution focused, brief and psychodynamic therapy. 

I can also use creative therapies which may consist of poetry, art, or sand tray therapy.  I find being able to work with a variety of mediums allows my clients to express their emotions when they find voicing their feelings difficult. 

First-hand personal experience of the care system from being in care myself, to then becoming a foster carer and qualified Social Worker, has allowed me to truly empathise with those of similar experience.  These experiences have also given me an understanding of the importance of being truly heard, accepted for who you are and having a safe space in which to share concerns and worries.

I provide a confidential service; I can work face to face or virtually and offer short-term or long-term counselling and psychotherapy depending on your needs.  Within our first session we will discuss the contract and in collaboration we can look at how therapy may support you to become a fully functioning individual.

As a member of the BACP I adhere to the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.  Ensuring that I continue my professional development by regularly attending relevant training and supervision.  

Training, qualifications & experience

I have several years’ experience within a hospice family support service, providing therapy to those bereaved by loved ones with life limiting illnesses.  I have also provided counselling to students in a university wellbeing service.

Qualifications include

Postgraduate Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling 
Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling  
Dip SW  

I have also completed a wide range of training including:

Trauma and the Effect on the Growing Brain. 
ACT and Trauma Treatment for the Adolescent
Population. 
Trauma informed practice. 
The re-enactment of unconscious childhood trauma. 
Unlearning Gender-Trans Allyship for Cis People. 
Young people and gender identity. 
Understanding depression and Anxiety. 
Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Bereavement, Loss and TA. 
Understanding and Supporting Self-Harm
Suicide Awareness. 
CAMS-care Role Play Trained. 
Safeguarding Awareness. 
Anxiety: An Existential Perspective

Memberships:

MBACP
Social Work England

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £50.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute initial session either by telephone or online.

Under 18s £50

Over 18s £50

Couples £75.00

Concessions are available.

When I work

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Morning
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I am able to offer flexible working hours and therefore with the appropriate notice I can accommodate various shift patterns and work rotas.

Helsby, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces