My name is Judy and I am a qualified, experienced therapist and clinical supervisor. I work in a variety of settings supporting clients of all ages in exploring issues ranging from family relationships (including being a carer for a friend or family member) and bereavement or loss, to surviving abusive relationships and adjusting to diagnosis of chronic illness such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Coeliac disease.
I work with clients from teenage to adult and offer a safe confidential space in which we can work together to help you find a way forward.
I believe that you are the expert in your experiences, so I will not diagnose and attempt to "fix" you, rather I will come along side you and support you in looking at your issues and help you find answers that are meaningful and right for you. I believe that you have your own inner strength, and that we can work together to build on that, enabling you to find solutions that are right for you, both inside and outside of the therapy environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Temenos in Sheffield as a Person-Centred Counsellor & Psychotherapist. I hold a Level 6 equivalent Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, have successfully completed the BACP’s Certificate of Proficiency examination and am a Registered Member MBACP.
I am a Certified Cyber Therapist having completed 40 hours of assessed training at the On-Line Therapy Institute.
I am a qualified Supervisor with a CPCAB Level 6 Diploma in Clinical Supervision.
I believe all Counsellors/Psychotherapists should continue to enhance their skills throughout their working life, within the last year I have undertaken over 60 hours of training including:-
Gender identity and sexual diversity
Working with Selective Mutism
Counselling across the life span
Neuroscience and the attachment process
Safeguarding young people
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Every individual has their own reason to seek counselling and I am happy to work with you, wherever you are in your life and at your pace.
You may be experiencing a difficult situation in your life, have suffered a bereavement, have been diagnosed with a chronic illness, be struggling with infertility, have experienced a trauma or be going through relationship issues; or you may be unsure of what the “problem” is but be finding life a struggle, perhaps battling anxiety or depression.
I have a particular interest, and experience, in working with clients with Asperger’s syndrome, but all clients can be assured of a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment where they can feel valued and be heard as individuals.
Whatever brings you to be searching for a counsellor I offer a counselling relationship that can help you have space to unravel the difficulties, come to see the issues more clearly and find a way “forward”.
I offer prospective clients an initial session where we can meet and you can decide whether you would like to work together. This usually lasts between 30-50 minutes.
Once we have decided to work together sessions are 50 minutes long and cost £45 and will be on the same day and time each week.
I have a limited number of reduced fee appointments available.
Weekdays daytime and early evening, appointments only. A limited number of reduced fee appointments currently available.
I have a background, and interest, in creative arts and am happy to give clients space to explore their world through writing and image making if this feels more suitable for them.
I offer both long and short term counselling within my private practice, and shorter term work with Employee Assistance Programmes.
Current Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate.
I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance and work to the BACP’s Code of Ethics.