How can I help you?
Sometimes life can throw unexpected challenges at us and we can find that things that wouldn't normally bother us do. You may find that you have become stuck and unable to move forward to make the change you so badly desire. Perhaps you have noticed your mood has dropped and you’re feeling depressed. It could be that you find yourself struggling with anxiety or are feeling overwhelmed or stressed leaving you constantly worrying and struggling to sleep. Perhaps you are having problems at work or in your relationships, or maybe you have suffered historically at the hands of others (either verbally or physically), which is impacting on your emotions and behaviours now.
It's at times like these when we need to remember that it is ok not to be ok and talking to somebody can help. Counselling can help you develop the self-awareness and give you the tools that you need in order to repair and move forward. As a client it is important that you know I won’t judge you and I will allow you the space to open up and talk freely in a way which might not be possible with friends or family. I will work with you to help you understand and make sense of your experiences which will enable you to create positive changes so that your life feels more manageable instead of overwhelming.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means that I have studied a variety of different theories which I can draw upon and adapt to meet your individual need. I have worked in Private Practice for several years as well as working within the education and not-for-profit sectors which has given me a broad client base and experience to draw upon. In addition to this, I have also worked with corporate clients in a counselling capacity to enable them to identify where they have become stuck and move forward.
If you are experiencing difficulties and feel ready to take that first step and talk to someone without fear of judgement, please get in touch and begin your journey to becoming a healthier, happier you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BA (Hons) Counselling Solutions (Hull University)
- The Science of Wellbeing (Yale University)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Mental Health in the Work Place Training
- Working with Domestic Abuse in Therapy
- Safeguarding Adults and Children
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy training
- Male Mental Health Training
In addition to my private practice, I work as a Counsellor at the Rosalie Ryrie Foundation in Wakefield.
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
Domestic Violence, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Bereavement, Christian Counselling, Religious Trauma, Relationships, Work place stress, low self-esteem, Generalised anxiety disorder
I offer daytime and evening appointments at Sanctuary Wakefield, in comfortable private rooms within easy access of Wakefield, Leeds and surrounding areas.
£45 per session for online and face to face counselling.