Are you facing difficulties in your life or have a sense that things aren’t working. I feel we all have an inbuilt capacity to grow and achieve our full potential given the right conditions. I provide a safe, open and supportive space where you can be honest and say what you want to say without any judgement. Together we can untangle and explore the thoughts, feelings, behaviours and beliefs that are impacting on your life.
I love my job and care deeply about my work. I have a compassionate, sincere approach and aim to help to empower people in a way that allows them to believe in themselves and connect with their true self. I endorse individuality and autonomy.
Often our life and relationships can be affected by significant life events from our past that remain unresolved which have a tendency to come with us into the present, causing emotional pain, knocking our confidence, leaving us feeling depressed, confused, full of anxiety and low self-esteem. My aim is to help themes and issues emerge and help you gain a better understanding of what is going on for you, enabling you to live a more satisfying life.
I am an integrative therapist which means I draw from a range of different counselling approaches, however my main concern is to build a strong and caring therapeutic relationship where you can feel heard and understood, accepted and respected.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor with a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
MSc Health Education and Health Promotion; BA (Hons) Geography
I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their codes of conduct.
In addition to my private work with clients, I work as a volunteer bereavement counsellor at a hospice in Leeds and I work at the UK Counselling Network. I have also served as a listening volunteer for Samaritans
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation. In this session we’ll discuss what brings you to therapy and some of the challenges you are experiencing. We can address any questions or concerns you might have about therapy and see whether it feels right for us to work together. If you decide to continue we can then arrange a regular time that works for you.
Please call or email me to arrange an initial session.
Sessions are 50 minutes either face to face, telephone or online.