Are you feeling overwhelmed? Have things become too much for you to work out on your own? Counselling and psychotherapy could provide the space you need to talk, and be listened to, to help relieve your distress – and maybe bring new hope to your life.
If you come and see me, we will work together to identify, understand and explore the challenges in your life as you see them, and find solutions that make sense to you. You are the expert on your life, not me. My role is not to ‘fix’ or advise you, but to help you see more clearly what is causing your suffering in order for you to grow and develop with increased peace of mind and confidence.
As we go through the process of therapy together, I will work to create the right conditions for you to become more self-aware. This is likely to involve examining the difficulties you are facing while developing a deeper understanding of your wishes, motivations, and values. I’ve seen this process take place quickly, sometimes over just a few sessions. But it may also require patience and commitment. This too is something we will discuss and reflect upon if you choose to work with me.
I describe my approach to therapy as person-centered and humanistic. I’m a Buddhist, which supports the values that underpin my work.
I am also a qualified and experienced mindfulness trainer. While this practice is distinct from my counselling and psychotherapy work, mindfulness has helped me to become a more attentive and aware therapist. I hope that you too may benefit from this quality as we work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP-accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with 14 years’ experience of working therapeutically with adults and children.
I have been accredited with the BACP since 2010, having qualified with a Diploma in Counselling in 2006. I also have a Diploma in Person-Centred Supervision, which means that my work also involves supporting and guiding other therapists in their practice.
I have worked therapeutically across a wide range of settings, including in schools with parents and children, with carers in the NHS, with homeless young people, with members of the LGBT+ community, as well as with adults in private practice.
I am a mindfulness trainer, accredited with Breathworks and a member of the UK Register of Mindfulness Trainers.
Before training as a therapist I had a career in higher education. I have an M.A. in Applied Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Translation Studies.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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 run my practice on Monday and Tuesday in Manchester.