I have over 9 years therapeutic experience of private and organisational person centred counselling, and am a member of the BACP.
I completed my Diploma in Counselling at Joseph Pristley College qualifying me as a therapist, in 2011. I then returned to education at Leeds Becker University where I gained a BSc in Counselling and psychotherapy in 2014.
My early career started with ongoing training alongside 1 academic year of work with children aged 5-11 in a school environment providing 1:1 therapeutic interventions. My work there also included devising and delivering workshops to other staff members within the school environment to help gain and maintain relationships with other piers.
I have 3 years experience working with mild mental health issues within an organisation, with clients aged 18+ displaying/presenting issues such as, but not exclusive to:
- Fertility issues
- Relationship issues
- Abuse – sexual, emotional and physical
- Family problems
I currently have my own private practice which is based in Tingley.
1 of my passions is the work at Barnsley Rape Crisis Service’s where I have worked with clients aged 11-18 previously and currently clients age 18+ who have been impacted by sexual violence. I have 8 years experience in this capacity and extensive additional training in this and similar fields.
For approximately 2 years I have also been working closely with a company to support gambling addicts, providing 1:1 and couples sessions for those impacted by addiction.
I am currently in my second year of MSc in psychosexual therapy, and can provide trainee psychosexual and couples sessions
I am committed to providing a safe/confidential environment for all clients encouraging a good therapeutic relationship which allows clients to explore their thoughts and support them through there journey to understand and change their current life situation.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Level 4 - Counselling and Psychotherapy
BSc - Counselling and psychotherapy
Level 2 - drug awareness and its application
Helping children tell their story's
Making endings with children
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Safeguarding children and adults
Keeping children safe on the internet
Becoming culturally competent
Sexual trauma training
The impact of trauma on women's sexual relationship's
Paving the way: the adolescent brain
Safeguarding children from abuse by sexual exploitation
Trauma focused CBT
Young people affected by intimated partner abuse
Teenage brain development and engaging teens
Sleep - issues and impacts
Working with problem gamblers
Children's emotional wellbeing
1 year working within a school environment working with children ages 4-11, working with a wide range of issues including loss/bereavement, abuse and confidence/low self esteem
3 years experience working in mild/moderate mental health services aged 18+, working with clients experiencing mental health problems working with OCD, abuse, addiction, eating disorders, mental health
8 years working within a Rape Crisis organisation (2 years with young people aged 14-18), working with victims and family members of people who have been affected by sexual violence
Almost 2 years work with gambling addiction, working with people and family members who have been affected by gambling addictions
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
- Initial Assessment 1 x counselling hour £45
- One to one counselling per 1 x counselling hour session £45
- Couple's per 1 counselling hour session £60
- Psycho-sexual session per 1 x counselling hour £50 (trainee rate)
- Supervision rates £45 per hour or £60 if 1.5 hours take place at the same time