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Registered MBACP (Accred), BSc (Hons) Psych, FD Counselling

About me

Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

If you have been struggling and feeling overwhelmed , counselling can help you to find a way forwards. I will support and help you to make sense of your thoughts and feelings by offering a non-judgmental, confidential place for you.

Sometimes we just need a place without the pressure of responsibilities, a space to have for ourselves, away from the stresses of our usual routine and commitments.

By talking things through together, counselling can often release the pressures and emotions you may be experiencing, which so often can create a sense of relief and clarity.  Paving the way for you to explore how changes and strategies can help you to feel ease, cope and move forward.

I have supported many clients coping with many challenges but by far the most common are anxiety and stress-related issues. The pressures of day to day living can really prove so challenging within our relationships, ourselves and everyday lives. I hope to help you to explore how you can feel back in control when sometimes it feels like you're not.
I know it can be daunting to take the first step to ask for support, so I offer the option of a free 20-minute confidential telephone consultation before any session.

I am a registered and BACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist, trained as an Integrative counsellor/psychotherapist. I utilise Person Centred, CBT and Psychodynamic therapies to help my clients gain insights, address problems and worries, with a non-judgmental, honest and sensitive approach.

We may also work creatively in a number of different ways, such as using artwork, objects and journaling to assist you in exploring your feelings.

I have particular experience supporting clients with:
Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Personal Development, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Substance Dependency & Addiction(s), Stress, Trauma, Work & Exam Stress-related issues and concerns Young Adults face.

I work from my two counselling rooms accessible from the Northwich and surrounding areas:

Serenity Counselling Services (Cheshire), Wincham, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6EP

Serenity Counselling Services (Cheshire), Winnington Hall, Winnington, Northwich CW8 4DU


Online booking for both full sessions and free 20 min telephone consultations are available on my website link above.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:
Registered Member MBACP (Accred), Graduate Membership - MBPsS, BSc (Hons) Psychology, FD (Open) Counselling, DipHE (Therapeutic Counselling).

Further Training in:

Adult Attachment Styles /Adult Attachment Behaviour

Integrating Artwork into Counselling & Psychotherapy

Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery

Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice

Forensic & Counselling Psychology

Experience:

Private Practice
Bereavement Counsellor - Hospice of the Good Shepherd
Substance Dependency Counsellor - Turning Point

I have over 15 years of experience as a HR professional which helps me to identify with & support those coping with occupational-related issues such as: Bullying & harassment, work-related stress, organisational change and redundancy.

In addition to my counselling services, I’m excited to share that I can now offer Energy Healings to complement your personal growth and enhance your wellbeing. Visit my 'About' page on my website to find out more. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Occupational Health, EAP, AVIVA & BUPA referrals welcome

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Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

My sessions are £55 for 50 minutes, 20 min telephone consultations are free.
Trainee Counsellor Student rate £45
Online booking is available via my website. For refugees, concession rates can be discussed case by case. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mon: 9:30am -7pm, Tues: 9:30am-7.30pm, Weds: 9:30am-5pm

Further information

I am a registered BUPA, Aviva & AXA PPP Healthcare professional

I hold a DBS enhanced certificate

Northwich, Cheshire, CW9

Winnington, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Online platforms

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