I work with individuals, couples, and related pairs (eg, mother/daughter) living in a variety of locations who feel like they're going round and round with relationship problems, which are affecting their mood and how they see themselves. Here are some examples which might resonate with how you've been feeling:
- Wanting to communicate better with your partner or relative, or to improve your life; but scared of change, or don’t know where to start.
- Feeling stressed, unloved, lonely, or unsupported – as if nobody cares, or as if everyone’s against you.
- Feeling as if events or relationships from your past are holding you back.
- Continuously thinking about a relationship and trying to make it better.
- Feeling sad, depressed, lacking energy or motivation, or disinterested in life.
- Seeking solace from alcohol, gambling or excessive exercise; hiding an eating disorder or self-harming behaviour; or worried that you’re on a path of self-destruction.
- Trying to suppress feelings such as anger, for fear of where they might lead; or avoiding conflict, causing a build-up of resentment.
- Compelled to seek attention, love, reassurance, or answers from others, and feeling rejected when they don’t respond in the way you need them to.
- Feeling ‘invaded’ by others’ demands on your time, attention, and space; wanting to run away; or trying to please or care for others at the expense of your own needs.
- Impacted by the aftermath of an affair, betrayal, separation, divorce, bereavement, ongoing misunderstandings, bickering, arguments, criticism, or feelings of abandonment.
- Spending so much time in close proximity to your partner or family recently has created, exposed or magnified a problem between you.
- Suffering from a negative self-image, or worried that anxiety or panic attacks are holding you back from doing what you really want to do.
- Frightened about the future because a loved one has told you to ‘sort yourself out’
These are just some of the issues you might be experiencing. Whether your issues are similar or different, I hope you will feel confident enough to contact me to discuss your situation.
I'll work with you to help you to better understand your feelings, explore solutions, and work towards greater stability and peace within yourself. Whatever the problem is that you're experiencing, you'll be able to talk confidentially about your issues, self-perceptions, and hopes for the future. My approach draws on 3 decades of experience in understanding feelings, motivations, needs and behaviour.
Sometimes we just need a little help. Whether you're single, married, living together, divorced, separated, bereaved, or struggling to find or keep a partner, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
I offer a short, free initial phone consultation.
Due to Covid-19, I am offering sessions with individuals and couples via video call and telephone, and face to face outdoor sessions with individuals.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (hons) - Psychology
- Foundation degree - Counselling
- Registered Member - BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
- BACP Certificate of Proficiency
- Relate counsellor - working with individuals and couples
- Tavistock accredited practitioner - Therapy for Depression
- TA101 certificate - Transactional Analysis
- Member - UK Association for Transactional Analysis
- DBS certified (enhanced)
- Committed to Continuing Professional Development - currently studying 'Foundation Certificate in Transactional Analysis' and 'Level 6 in Counselling Supervision' plus ongoing participation in short CPD courses
- Mental Health First Aider (MHFA England) experience
- Samaritans 'listening' volunteer experience
- Mentor - eg, workplace, charity sector, universities, professional bodies
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Short, medium and long term on-going counselling programmes
- One-off sessions
- Extended sessions
- Creativity in therapy sessions
- Outdoor sessions including Walk/Talk therapy
- Support groups
- Daily and weekly support mini session packages
From £50.00 to £70.00
Concessions offered for
50 or 60 minute sessions by video call, phone, or outdoors
Free, short, initial phone conversation to briefly discuss your issues, for me to answer any questions you may have about counselling, for us both to see how it might feel to work together, and to discuss a way forward.
Prices depend on: duration; day/time; individual/couple/pair; outdoor/online/phone etc.
Available all year for day and evening appointments during the week. Weekends by arrangement. Phone and online sessions in any location. Outdoor sessions around Skipton and Sedbergh.
I abide by UK law and the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Code of Ethics.
Employee Assistance/Counselling and GP referrals welcome.