If you're reading this, you may be looking at taking the first steps towards counselling. Talking therapy is for anyone, whether you feel you're going through a bad time or experiencing emotional problems that you may find difficulty in resolving on your own. Many of us find it easier to cope after engaging in therapy.
Working as a psychotherapist, supervisor and coach I see people who are experiencing anxiety, general anxiety disorder, menopause issues, depression and / or low mood, relationship issues, family difficulties, grieving after a bereavement or loss of something significant, experiencing domestic abuse, long term illness, redundancy, trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
As a coach I work independently and corporately with clients who want to achieve their objectives personally or relating to the workplace, whether it's for promotion, managing self esteem or working towards professional goals. We're able to work together in helping you reach your potential and become more motivated and directional in your approach.
Because many of us, at some point in our life, experience feelings that conflict with and affect our behaviour we may disengage and perhaps become distressed and may also become unsure about who we are and where we’re going. It’s not always easy to talk about feelings and emotions but I will offer you a safe and confidential place where you can talk freely and without fear of judgement. Therapy is an opportunity to talk about your concerns and in a way which you may not be able to do with your friends or family. Working together it may be that you're able to identify and make the changes in your life and improve on your wellbeing.
I also offer the online, Skype or FaceTime counselling.
Online counselling gives you the ability to engage in therapy from the convenience and familiarity of your own space, somewhere where you feel safe and comfortable. It can be helpful if you work shifts, have a disability or have other full time responsibilities that make it difficult to commit to regular on-going face to face sessions.
Please contact me by email or phone (07968 485217) if you would like more information on this option.
In accordance with the BACP's guidelines for on-going professional development, I have regular supervision, both individually and also in a group.
I am a general member of COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy) and abide by its Code of Ethics.
Please telephone for further details and for an informal chat; if you feel you'd prefer to text or email, please do and I'll reply as soon as I am able to.
Training, qualifications & experience
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg. MBACP)
National Counselling Society (MNCS Accredited)
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (ACIPD)
PG Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
PG Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy
PG Certificate in Supervision
PG Diploma in HR Management
PG Certificate in HR Management
Couple therapy for Depression (Accredited Practitioner)
Certificate: Couple/Relationship Counselling
Couples Counselling; Working with clients who self harm; Working with victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse; Clients with Autism and Asperger Syndrome; The Impact of Sexual Violence; Psychosexual Therapy (ongoing); Mindfulness; PTSD and Trauma Counselling; EMDR, Suicide Intervention, Eating Disorders, Counselling Young People and Papyrus (prevention of young people suicide).
Masters (MSc) Counselling & Psychotherapy (University of Salford)
Masters (MSc) Psychosexual Therapy (UCLAN)
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
Individual: £70 (50 mins)
Couples: £85 (60 mins)
Family: £85 (60 mins)
EAPs/Insurers/Healthcare & Wellbeing organisations - please enquire for pricing
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