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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 15 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 am a member of the Person-Centred Association.
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 also trained with the Mindfulness in Schools Project.
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)
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
I charge £50 for a 50 minute session.
When I work
I run my practice on Monday and Tuesday in Manchester and online on Wednesday.