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About me

Do you ever ask yourself when will it get better? When will I feel better?

Unfortunately, I can't answer the above questions for you, but what I can do is work alongside you with the aim of getting you to a place where you do feel better, where life and its problems feel more manageable. 

But here are some questions that I am able to answer. 

What do I offer?

  • A relaxed environment to explore the topics you choose to bring.
  • Respect, understanding and patience.
  • The time and the space to speak openly and freely.
  • Years of experience working with a variety of topics and issues.

What will I do?

  • Work alongside you to help further your understanding of what you are feeling and going through.
  • Make life less about surviving and more about thriving.

Who do I work with?

  • Primarily younger people, late teens, 20's, 30's, some people in their 40's and occasionally people in their 50's and 60's.
  • But really, anyone and everyone over the age of 17.
  • Ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, cultural background aren't things that influence who I work with.

How does this work?

  • If you would like to work with me send an enquiry which I will respond to usually within 24hours.
  • I will offer you a free 20minute phone or video call to talk through what has brought you here and to answer any questions you may have that I haven't already covered here.
  • From there you can decide if you would like to work with me and we can get your first full session booked in.
  • Sessions take place via phone call or video call.

How long are sessions and how much do they cost?

  • Sessions are 50minutes
  • The amount of sessions is completely up to you
  • Sessions cost £40 - fee can be reduced depending on circumstances

What do I know?

  • That starting counselling can be intimidating
  • That selecting a counsellor to work with can feel overwhelming
  • That this can be a daunting process
  • That if you have made it this far, you can take the next step and enquire

I am often asked what made me want to become a counsellor, especially when I am considered to be on the younger side for this profession. Well, as a younger person I am constantly seeing posts and comments of how people are feeling ignored, they are feeling let down, and they are being made to feel like they don't matter. Fundamentally I believe this is wrong. Everyone matters. Everyone deserves to feel heard. Everyone should have a place to express themselves. So, I have created that place. If I can allow someone to feel heard, understood and not as alone for our time working together then I am doing something worthwhile. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Professional Practice
  • MBACP member
  • Five years experience working with ages 17 and over - this is anyone and everyone regardless of ethnicity, religion, sexuality, and cultural background.
  • Experience in working with low self-esteem, low confidence, grief, relationships, family issues, anxiety, depression, among other things.

Previously worked/volunteered at:

  • LGBTQ+ charity
  • Local counselling organisation
  • Carers centre
  • University counselling clinic

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

- assertiveness and boundaries

- inner strength

- low self-compassion

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Fees

From £30.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Refugees

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Sessions take place over the phone or via video allowing you to participate in sessions from the comfort of your own home.

Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN3

Manchester, M3

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Additional languages

No

Online platforms

Whatsapp

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