Working as an experienced qualified counsellor I help to facilitate positive change for my clients. I work as a couples counsellors and with individuals who come to counselling with a wide range of concerns.
The reasons people come to see me vary, I experience concerns such as anxiety, depression, anger, stress, trauma, addictions, low self worth, relationship issues and work related problems. A comprehensive list of the areas I offer counselling in can be found further down this profile. I also work with corporate businesses and insurance companies, offering both short term and long term therapy.
I focus on creating a safe place for my clients in a welcoming, warm and caring practice, offering the safety to explore and express painful and difficult emotions in a confidential setting. My main practice is situated in the centre of Bingley and is within easy access from surrounding areas including, Harden, East Morton, Ilkley, Guiseley, Baildon, Keighley, Saltaire and Shipley.
I have been a practising counsellor for many years, my training provides me with a wide range of skills and approaches to work with the best approach for each individual. I offer both short term and long term counselling to adults and young people. I offer confidential independent counselling enabling you to make sense of how you are feeling, which helps to encourage greater self-reliance. I am trained to neither judge nor advise, but to help you gain clarity, by better understanding yourself, other people and what is happening in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor with a Diploma and a Degree in Therapeutic Counselling; I graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University. My training and experience come from an integrative model of therapy, which draws various techniques from different theories. At the heart of my practice is the importance of a safe therapeutic relationship. I gained my Diploma in The Relational Approach, which places emphasis on the relationship between the client and the counsellor. I work to help you explore and understand your relational patterns and their possible origins.
I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy MBACP.
I have a recent up to date DBS Certificate, and attend regular training courses, maintaining and enhancing my professional development.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial telephone consultation: FREE
EAP Referrals £55.00
I offer daytime and evening appointments.
Supervision £50.00 per hour or £75.00 for one and a half hours
Telephone and online appointments available
I have appointments available weekdays from 8.00am to 7.30pm and Saturday appointments from 9.00am to 2.00pm