Explore Your World
I see the value counselling gives to people on a daily basis. In today's world there are many issues to face and I can offer a safe space where you have the opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, develop coping strategies and make the changes you want.
I have a wide range of experience working with young people [age 11+] and adults who present with a variety of issues including, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, self-harm, physical, sexual and emotional abuse and loss issues.
I also offer clinical supervision to students in training and fellow counsellors.
I am now offering couples and family therapy, this service offers fortnightly sessions for couples or families who are experiencing relationship problems and wish to work collaboratively in therapy towards a solution. The service has limited spaces available.
The service is available Monday afternoons, Wednesday evenings and Fridays. Each session is an hour and we would agree together the number of sessions required.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working as a counsellor, offering one to one counselling and therapeutic group work such as anger, stress and anxiety management programmes for over 10 years.
I qualified as a counsellor in 2006 and went on to complete qualifications in teaching adults which has further developed my counselling approach.
I completed a supervision qualification in 2009 and offer clinical supervision as part of my practice. I became an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) in 2013
I have extensive knowledge and understanding of women's issues (worked in a women's centre for over 8 years) such as domestic abuse, childhood and adult sexual abuse issues, confidence and low self-esteem issues. I also have experience working with young people in therapy and enjoy working creatively with young clients age 11 plus to help them work through their problems.
My skills have continually developed through my work experience and training. I am competent in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques and use an integrative approach which means that I will pull from a variety of counselling skills and techniques in order to help clients.
For the past 5 years I have managed Changing Lives and Doncaster Mind counselling service alongside my work in private practice.
I completed a BA Hons degree in Counselling solutions and relationship studies in 2019 and am now in the middle of an MA in relationship studies.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £35.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
- Supervision - £50 per session [can offer reduced rate for students]
- Counselling - £35 - £45 per session [1 hour]
- Couples therapy - £55 per session
I offer private counselling sessions on Mondays 1pm till 8pm, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5pm and alternate Fridays