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About me

Welcome

“Finding yourself” is not really how it works. You aren’t a ten dollar bill in last winter’s coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self is right there, buried under cultural conditioning, other people’s opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are. “Finding yourself” is actually returning to yourself, an unlearning, an excavation, a remembering who you were before the world got its hands on you. - Emily McDowell

Coming to counselling can be huge step. Talking about your feelings might be difficult at first and counselling can be challenging. One thing coming to counselling isn’t is a sign of weakness. As a counsellor,  I work face-to-face, online. over the phone and have trained to deliver Walking Therapy.

We can spend much of our time talking and hearing but are we ever able to talk openly and do people really listen? With dozens of thoughts whirling around in your head and no outlet for them, it is easy to become overwhelmed, anxious or low. Ignoring them might mean they go away for a while but eventually this can lead to unhelpful thought patterns and behaviour.

My counselling practice is Humanistic Integrative. I believe that we are all unique and that the ability to grow and change is inside us all. Often life events, other peoples’ opinions or expectations mean that we lose sight of our real selves, our values and desires. I will draw on a range of therapies to meet your individual needs. This might include working creatively with simple art activities or everyday objects that can be used to express difficult thoughts and feelings. Nature and the outdoors are important to my practice and I offer Walking Therapy in Scarborough, Bridlington and Filey,  alongside online and telephone appointments.  I can also meet in person in Scarborough and work via telephone and online also.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and BACP registered Humanistic Integrative therapist.

Enabling you to be and feel yourself lies at the heart of my counselling practice. In this sense I see counselling as a restorative and empowering process.

As a counsellor, my focus is on you and your individual needs and concerns. First and foremost I seek to build a warm, trusting and respectful relationship. I understand how important it is to feel safe and to be able to talk openly and confidentially without fear of judgement.

You will be able to talk about difficult issues or situations or areas in your life that are causing you distress. You will be able to express your thoughts and feelings about them. Sometimes just saying things out loud will give you a chance to see them in a new light. It maybe that you want to develop a different approach to life and those around you.

I work collaboratively with clients. As a counsellor I will support you to explore whatever issues you need to and encourage you to express yourself openly. We will work together at your own pace and depth and you will be heard. Through working with difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences, you will gain a clearer understanding or yourself, your relationships with others, or the troubles you are experiencing. We will be able to explore together the choices that you have and the positive changes you can make in your life to move forward.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are £40 for face-to-face, online and walking therapy for a 50 minute session.

When I work

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Further information

My counselling practice is Humanistic Integrative. I believe that we are all unique and that the ability to grow and change is inside us all. Often life events, other peoples’ opinions or expectations mean that we lose sight of our real selves, our values and desires. I will draw on a range of therapies to meet your individual needs. This might include working creatively with simple art activities or everyday objects that can be used to express difficult thoughts and feelings. Nature and the outdoors are important to my practice and I offer Walking Therapy alongside face to face, online and telephone appointments.

I am happy to work with whatever is causing you concern. This could be, but is not limited to:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Depression
  • Disability and chronic illness
  • Sexuality
  • Relationships
  • Exams
  • Self-image
  • Friendships
  • Significant life changes
  • Work related stress

I have lived experience of childhood bereavement, post natal depression and issues around diagnosis with a long term health condition.

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom