I provide Counselling and Integrative Psychotherapy. I offer a 30 min free consultation to ensure that I'm the right person for you. I work in a person-centred way and our relationship is based on a clear contract where we focus together on what you're hoping for. It's not always easy to say what we want but more what we don't or no longer want. Over time clarity emerges and we will regularly review your progress.
How can Counselling help?
I can work with immediate issues that are making life hard for you such as anxiety, grief, depression. I will share techniques and helpful ways to alleviate current distress. I can also work with a longer term desire for change. I work relationally and will help you to understand you, how you came to be you, and ways in which you might want to choose, more purposefully, how to be you with greater kindness and compassion for you.
In 2018, I took a planned career break after several years of being a carer. I then extended this break following an unexpected second family bereavement. In 2020, I returned to work online, as a counsellor and coach, in both paid and volunteering roles during the pandemic.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified as an Integrative Psychotherapist in 2014 with Distinction. Prior to this, I was a Human Relations and Organisational Development specialist for 35 years. I’ve worked in many settings including the NHS, Voluntary Sector and Education where roles have included frontline, senior management and Non Executive Director. I'm a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP). I have a diploma in Coaching and I'm qualified as a Heartmath Coach. I also have a diploma in Transpersonal Development having studied Spiritual Wellbeing. Much of my career has been spent in Bradford and because of this, I feel able to work sensitively with issues involving inequalities and cultural diversities.
My client work has included anxiety, depression, grief, abuse, suicidal thoughts and relationship breakdown.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £50 per session. I can offer subsidised rates where funding is a barrier. Please feel free to discuss this with me.
Concessions offered for
I work Tuesday to Thursday including evenings
I work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday including evenings. I work from a garden studio beside Morecambe Bay. Currently, online and telephone work are available because of pandemic restrictions. This is not a poor substitute for face-to-face meetings. They work equally well given that it's the quality of the relationship that matters.