"Maybe the journey isn't so much about becoming anything. Maybe it's about unbecoming everything that isn't really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place."
I am BACP accredited with over 20 years experience in private practice, based in the delightful village of Harpham, and the coastal town of Hornsea, both in East Yorkshire. I am committed to inspiring and empowering others and so enabling them to live life more fully. I will welcome and work alongside you supporting and encouraging you to discover who you are and all you may become, helping you achieve your potential and find your personal style of being in the world.
Why now? - Each of our lives presents unique challenges – relationship difficulties, bereavements, life transitions, and chronic physical symptoms. Sometimes those challenges create feelings of frustration, anxiety, and sadness. We are all so busy doing and achieving that we lose touch with our inner rhythms. At such times it is easy to forget that we all need some assistance in addressing these challenges, especially since they can often feel overwhelming, or at times even impossible, to deal with. We all deserve to have support when we are struggling, and often it is specifically this support that allows change to occur.
How counselling can help - It can often be difficult to ask for help when we have a problem and entering therapy can feel very daunting. Counselling and psychotherapy can help on many levels, simply having someone truly witness your life can mean the difference between just feeling bogged down and stuck, and actually experiencing growth and seeing change take place. My hope is together we can make sense of what is happening in your life, giving you a feeling of greater resilience and choicefulness so you are better able to deal and cope with the ups and downs of life.
Choosing the right therapist - Feeling that you can trust your therapist is very important and so I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation session to help assist you in deciding if my approach and style are the right fit for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have over 20 years experience in private practice, based in the delightful village of Harpham, and the costal town of Hornsea, both in East Yorkshire. I have certificates in Transpersonal psychotherapy and Family Therapy and a diploma in Life Coaching. I studied process Work for 10 years and recently Gestalt psychotherapy.
I adhere to the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) 'Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy'.
As part of my ethics and standards and as a professional requirement, I meet regularly with supervisors to discuss aspects of my work.
I also have indemnity insurance cover and, as a professional requirement, have been CRB checked.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life transitions - particularly mid-life
Physical symptoms / Body work
Free initial 30 minute consultation session.
£50 for individuals
£70 for couples & families
I have two reduced cost spaces available each week ~ so please feel free to enquire.
Monday to Thursday
I am able to offer sessions on Skype