Why should you choose me to help you? ...
As I don't know you or your circumstances yet, it's a difficult question to answer. However it is my first priority, to find out about you and what is important for you to get help with.
As a psychotherapist with considerable varied experience gained over 13 years of practice, working alongside my clients to alleviate mental health, psychological & emotional difficulties.
I would describe my style of interaction as open, non-judgemental & collaborative. I aim to work by your side to give you the support & strategies you need to feel empowered to move towards your future in a better state of mind.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is my main mode of work, but I employ it in my practice in an integrative non-prescriptive way with other techniques that might best benefit you.
My private practice allows me to offer one to one sessions on flexible terms. We will always devise a plan of treatment that is best suited to your individual needs using evidence based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) alongside other proven techniques. Putting you & your issues at the centre of the therapy is of the highest importance for me.
Children & Young People: My practice history also includes working with children & young people however in private practice there are special considerations that apply to Children. Such as different rules surrounding confidentiality & individual sessions, also additional medical & ethical vigilance. So if you have a child who you think would benefit from therapy please contact me and we can discuss the most appropriate course of action.
Home Visits & Online Therapy: Please contact me to discuss home visits or online therapy if you have personal specific circumstances that would make this your best form of contact. However the possibility of this would need to be assessed thoroughly, including risk, boundaries, safeguarding, confidentiality & technical security. I reserve the right to decline this if & do not believe it is an appropriate course of action.
In order for you to make a decision as to if we could work appropriately together I offer 20 minute (free of charge) telephone conversation, to allow you to ask any questions you may have.
I also am able to offer sessions in Fulwood PR2 3BH.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified with a post graduate diploma in cognitive behavioural therapy in 2006, after completing a degree in psychology and a certificate in person centred counselling. I have completed additional training in Obsessive Compulsive Disorders & Treating Eating Disorders.
I have worked in general practice & inpatient settings, with conditions including stress, anxiety, depression, OCD, eating disorder, phobia & other accompanying complications.
I have worked in within the NHS & private sector, within varied departments.
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
I also assist with non specific issues such as feeling low, dissatisfied, being easily irritated, overly emotional or tearful.
I have worked with EAP's in the past so have experience of work related stress and coping with work pressures.
generalised anxiety disorder
& post accident or illness recovery
In light of current social distancing restrictions I am offering telephone and online (vidieo call) sessions at a reduced rate of £40. Face to face sessions are currently suspended, the usual session rate is £50 inclusive of appropriate therapeutic room hire.
Payment can be made in cash or via online options.
In certain circumstances block payment can be made which would allow a discount rate.
My approach & rationale to treatment is on an individual basis, I believe it is important to provide high quality tailored therapy to my clients as this offers the best recovery outcome and most successful working relationship.