About Me and My Practice
I work in an intergrative way with the person centred and CBT approach being at the foundation of my practice.
I work from private rooms located in St Helens with nearby parking facilities. The rooms are comfortable and tranquil, an ideal setting in which to enable positive change. I will also consider home visits.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. This means I meet the associations ethical standards and continue to work within their framework and code of ethics.
I have extensive experience working with numerous issues such as depression, abuse, relationship issues, bullying, addictions, work related difficulties, anxiety and bereavement although this is not an exhaustive list.
I have been employed in a counselling role within addiction and domestic abuse organisations, government funded projects, primary and secondary school settings and private practice.
I am also part of The Change Agency Ltd - a group of therapists who work alongside each other speacialising in many different areas.
I have experience in using different medias as ways of expressing issues and feelings when words cannot be found.
I have facilitated numerous support groups.
I am presently employed by an organisation whom support adolescents with substance misuse issues.
I understand making the decision to have counselling and then choosing the right counsellor can be a daunting experience so to ease any anxieties around this I can assure you I offer an understanding, non-judgemental and trusting relationship which allows a safe space for you to make sense of and process any issues proving difficult in your life. Or it may be that you are unsure of what is troubling you, you just know something does not fit right in your life, it could be that you are stuck in a pattern of conflict within a relationship and need to explore a way of moving forward, I can help you explore and identify these difficulties whilst offering empathy and genuiness at all times.
Counselling is an individual experience and differs for each person. It will be solely your choice on where the counselling sessions go, how many sessions you need and when you end them.
I am truly passionate about the positive impact the counselling process can have on an individual or couple. I aim for this to be apparent within my practice. I feel very privileged to have witnessed many times, a positve change to an individuals mental wellbeing. Hopefully I can support you in your counselling journey and witness your positive change.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Dip CBT
- Dip Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)
- Certificate in Couples Counselling
- Play Therapy,
- Sand Therapy
- Attachment Theory,
- Motivational Interviewing,
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Drug & Alcohol Awareness
- Group Work
- Eating Disorders
- Domestic Violence
- ASIST Trained - Suicide Training Certificate
- Mental Health Awareness
- Neuro Linguistic Programming
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
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
£40 per hourly session. Individual
£45 per hourly session. Couples
Home visits at a reduced rate.
Various - Please contact to check availability
I understand it takes a tremendous amount of courage to share difficulties you may be having , so I offer a no obligation half hour free consultation which includes me explaining what I can offer you within your counselling sessions, as well as also hearing what it is you would like and expect from your sessions should you proceed. Hopefully this will ease any anxieties you may have around counselling.
Please do not hesitate to contact me via email or telephone for me to answer any questions you may have regarding my counselling service. I assure a prompt response.