About me

Most of us at one time or another experience situations that we find difficult to cope with. Sometimes we get to a point where we can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel and this is where, I believe, counselling can make such a difference.

I am a Person-centred counsellor and qualified in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I am registered with the BACP and work within their ethical framework.

I have worked with clients who have been experiencing difficulties with many issues including anxiety, stress, anger, depression, bereavement, abuse, work- related issues, domestic violence and relationship issues. I have experience of working with students studying for a counselling qualification and I have also worked with young people in a High School setting.

I have worked for many years now for a Bolton charity that provides counselling for NHS referrals as well as self referrals for a wide range of issues.

Counselling offers a safe place to get to know yourself a little better. You will not be judged, given advice or told what to do, but you’ll be given time to explore your thoughts and feelings, in a safe environment, to help you get some balance back into your life.

It would be a privilege for me to work with you towards this aim.

I am also a Counselling Supervisor and offer supervision for student and qualified counsellors.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Level 2 Counselling Concepts certificate
  • Level 3 Counselling Skills certificate
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Safeguarding Children
  • BSc. Hons in Psychology
  • CBT Diploma
  • BPS approved certificate in Clinical Supervision- Essential Supervision Skills
  • SDS Accreditation In Clinical Supervision

Further training includes

  • Understanding Anxiety
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Working with anger and passivity in counselling
  • Dreams in Counselling: A Gestalt approach
  • Practicing Mindfulness ( awareness)
  • Understanding and Supporting People Who Self Harm
  • NLP practitioner training
  • The Impact of Sexual Violence
  • Recognising and Responding To Clients With Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
  • Emotions and Emotional Disorders
  • Exercise and Mental Health
  • Meeting Minority Needs
  • Exploring Anxiety
  • Introduction to Telephone Counselling

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Fees

Additional information

Counselling fees

Initial assessment without obligation: no charge

1 hour session: £35 per session

Concession for senior adults (over 65 yrs) and student counsellors £25

Couples counselling:£45 per session

For telephone or video counselling payment should be made by bank transfer

Supervision

1. 5hr: £40 per session

£30 per 1.5 hr. session for student counsellors

Availability

Daytime, evening and week-end sessions available.

Further information

Daytime, evening and week-end appointments available.

Car parking available.

Worsley
Manchester
M28

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples