Elan Training and Development
217 Ashley Rd
25 Sumpter Pathway
I am a trained psychotherapist in Transactional Analysis and Integrative Psychotherapy and am an IMAGO relationship counsellor in training. I work with individuals and couples. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA), IMAGO UK and abide by their Codes of Ethics.
I work on a contractual basis and the therapeutic work is outcome focussed. The client is an equal partner with the therapist. The work to be done is freely and transparently discussed and entered into by the client with the therapist, is reviewed on a regular basis and can be changed at any time.
Therapy begins with awareness and so we begin with an exploration of how things are for the client and their patterns of thinking, behaving and feeling, also the patterns within their relationships, that emerge. Once we recognise the patterns we need to find out more about their origins and purpose. We can then explore whether the client wants to change. My role is to listen & provide support but also to challenge self-limiting beliefs and values. The goal of the therapy is to aid the client in making sense of their thoughts, feelings and behaviour and to integrate their past experience with their present.
Couples work is less therapeutic and more skills based. Most of us aren't taught how to communicate effectively when conflict inevitably occurs between two people. IMAGO counselling teaches couples skills on how to communicate safely paving the way towards a deeper connection between them and reviving the joy they once felt for one another. for more information about IMAGO relationship counselling visit the IMAGO UK website. For information about weekend workshops that can kickstart your relationship recovery for couples there is Getting the Love You Want and for individuals who want to learn how to keep the love they find there is a workshop called Keeping the Love You Find on The Affinity Centre (Cheadle) website.
I believe everyone is capable of change, growth and living peacefully with others.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an IMAGO relationship counsellor in training. I have completed the formal work and am currently working towards certification through working with couples, assisting at Getting the Love You Want workshops, amongst others.
I completed a 2 year training course in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy and a further 2 year training course in Integrative Psychotherapy at Elan Training and Development, Hale, nr Altrincham, Cheshire for which I received my diplomas in TA and Integrative Psychotherpy (2011-2015).
I have 6 years experience working with individuals, couples and older teens with a wide range of issues; depression, anxiety, relationship problems, losses & transgender issues, amongst others.
I worked for 3 years as a volunteer counsellor for the North Wales NHS. I have a private practice in Chester and work at the Didsbury Counseling and Therapy Centre in Manchester 2 evenings per week (until the end of June 2018). From 1 July I will be working in the therapy rooms at Elan Training and Development, Hilltop Centre, Ashley Rd, Hale, nr Altrincham WA15 9SZ.
I am a Registered Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and RTE Diploma Member, UKATA Registered (UK Transactional Analysis Association).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Transgender issues of older teens and adults.
I charge £50 for 60min hour for individuals and £80 for a 1-1/2h session for couples.
I do offer some low-cost services for students. Please call to discuss your personal situation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Chester: 10am-6pm Tuesday, Thursday & Friday Hale: 4pm-9pm Monday & Wednesday
Types of client