As a qualified counsellor for over 10 years I work with a very Person Centred approach, which means at the clients pace. I want to walk beside you on your journey to discover the changes you want to make in your life. Sometimes you can know you need support but you can be unsure exactly what that support could be. That is were counselling can help you. We can explore the areas you are finding most difficult in your life and look at the changes you would feel beneficial. Some people find after a few sessions they understand the issues and can support themselves, no longer needing counselling. Others may need counselling at different points in their life or continual for a longer period. There is not one type of counselling suits all, so that is why I need to be adaptable to help you through your journey.
I have worked the last few years with Young people and adults, who Self Harm and have found Anxiety and confidence to be their main areas causing them concern. Anxiety can be mild or extreme making peoples lives unbearable and leave them with a feeling of no hope. There is hope, and the first step to finding the answers you are searching for, is looking for a counsellor who might be able to work with you and understand your concerns. Finding the right counsellor can be difficult. That is why I offer a reduced first session so you will be able to meet me and discuss the areas, you feel you need the answers for, and see how I work.
Training, qualifications & experience
Self Harm Awareness (2015), BA Hons in Counselling (2011), Foundation Degree in Counselling (2009),Level 3 Counselling Skills & Theory (2007), Introduction to Counselling Children & Adolescents (2006), Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2006), Solution Focused Therapy (2005), HNC Care Practice (2004), A level Psychology (1999), Basic Counselling Skills (1998).
I work with anyone aged 11+ in Carlisle or Surrounding areas. I have rooms suitable for sessions in Carlisle and I am able to counsel you in your home if necessary.
I am experienced in Self Harm, Anxiety, Mental health conditions, Depression, sexual assault, Abuse and Bereavement as well as other life events.
I have a full enhanced disclosure (updated March 2018) allowing me to work with children and vulnerable adults.
I am committed to continuing professional and personal development and I am always attending different courses and conferences on a variety of issues, which all help to improve my practice.
I have regular clinical and peer supervision as well as practice development work with other local therapists.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My Fees are £40 per hour (reduced first session £30)
Payable in cash or by paypal or cheque in advance.
I understand life can be busy and appointments sometimes need to change, if you need to change your appointment please contact me as soon as possible. If you do have to cancel on the day or miss an appointment there may be a 50% charge payable (£20).