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Having a safe place to share our thoughts and feelings can lead to positive change and growth. I can help you to explore difficult situations, work through unwanted thoughts and develop more positive behaviours. I also work with clients who have experienced traumatic events. Traumatic events can lead to us developing panic attacks and other physiological responses. I use the Rewind Technique, combined with talking therapy, to help reduce these responses.
Many of us have fears about particular objects or situations which is perfectly normal. Again, I work with the Rewind Technique to help reduce unwanted feelings associated with phobias and their triggers.
What you can expect from me:
I provide a free, initial consultation via telephone or Teams to see if I am the right person for you. We can discuss the support you feel you need, costs of sessions (as this can be flexible depending on circumstances) and suitable times for therapy to take place. You can ask any questions about my service, or me, and I will answer honestly. The most important thing is that my clients feel comfortable.
During our first session together:
I ask that clients complete a short information form about themselves. We will also read and sign a counselling agreement/contract. The time is then yours to be and say whatever you feel.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their code of ethics. I also have enhanced criminal records bureau disclosures and hold a full level of insurance to cover my work.
I have experience of providing emotional support to women, and young people aged 15-25, helping to improve their mental health and well-being. I have experience of working with issues surrounding self-esteem, confidence, anxiety and depression. Having previously worked in the voluntary sector with The Samaritans, and more recently with ex-offenders and their families, I also have experience of supporting those who experience suicidal thoughts and those who are struggling within their relationships.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I use the Rewind Technique to work with those who experience phobias, as well as those who have experienced any traumatic event.
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Talking therapy sessions are 50 minutes and cost £45. I can be a little flexible for those on low incomes or benefits.
Guided imagery sessions last 60 minutes and cost £50.
When I work
My working hours are flexible to suit clients. I will always aim to find a convenient time.
In-person sessions take place at premises in Wakefield City Centre. These are close to the train station with public car parking nearby.