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About me

I am qualified to work with adults, teenagers and young children. I work using an integration of models and tailor these to meet the individual needs of a client. My work with adults has been diverse and I am able to offer a flexible approach, ensuring that each individual feels comfortable to explore areas that are important to them. I am able to offer face to face, telephone or zoom sessions.

Working with teenagers requires a secure understanding of the developing teenage brain and the challenges they may be experiencing as they are on their journey towards becoming a young adult.

With young children the process is child led and I use therapeutic play to support a child to process their emotions and gain strategies to regulate their feelings.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children ( Place 2 Be)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling and Hypnotherapy
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Hons Degree in Psychology
  • Postgraduate Certificate of Education ( 30 years teaching experience).
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership of Integrated Services
  • National Professional Qualification for Headship (18 of 30 years as a Primary Head Teacher)
  • Leadership Programme for Serving Heads
  • Leading from the Middle- coaching succession leadership

Various qualifications relating to child development, attachment and the impact this can have throughout life when managing relationships.

I currently work as a counsellor in a Secondary School and also for Northorpe Hall Child and Family Trust, part of Kirklees CAMHS Service as both a counsellor and a manager.

I work with a range of private clients in the Therapy Huddersfield Venue and am also able to offer hypnotherapy for clients including smoking cessation, phobias and anxiety issues. 

Member organisations

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NCS

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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National Counselling Society

Fees

Additional information

Counselling £50/hr adults, young people and children- there is no charge for an initial consultation/enquiry

Hypnotherapy £60/hr including a consultation
Phobia work would require a consultation and a minimum of 4 sessions- £240
Smoking cessation would require a consultation and one session £100
Hypnoband would require a consultation and a minimum of 2 sessions £120

Further information

The therapeutic relationship is an integral part of the counselling process so initial enquiries are welcomed to explore desired support and suitability. I would always signpost to other services should this be appropriate.

Therapy Huddersfield, Independence House, Holly Bank Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3 3NX

Type of session

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