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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Child related issues
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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
Hourly session rate £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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I currently have capacity for new clients & with daytime and evening appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|