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MBACP

About me

I am a person centred counsellor and also have a qualification in cognitive behavioural therapy.

I believe counselling is a journey of self-discovery and personal development that is a continual process both during and after therapy has taken place. Through counselling, a person will learn about themselves in a way they would never intend or maybe expect.  As a counsellor I will be alongside you on your therapeutic journey and create a safe space that is respectful and non-biased to allow you to discover yourself and work through any issues that may be troubling you.

I have experience in working with a variety of issues such as depression/anxiety, ptsd, abuse, relationships, bereavement to name a few. I offer client led sessions that are focused around you and your specific needs.
Although you may have a good support network within family or friends it is sometimes more beneficial to speak to someone unconnected to you without bias to help you explore and understand your feelings, emotions and behaviours and to begin to implement change that is in benefit of self and allow you to look towards your future

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained for 4 years to gain my Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, I have done further training Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 

I have also trained in areas such as suicide awareness and mindfulness to name a few

I have experience in working with teenagers and adults covering a wide range of issues such as body dysmorphia, abuse, self-harm, suicide ideation and bereavement.

I am a member of  British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (Individual Member) hold insurance and a enhanced DBS

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.

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Fees

From £25.00 to £35.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

I aim to make sessions accessible and so I do offer a sliding scale pricing dependant on specific circumstances

I offer reduced rates for NHS, veterans, emergency workers and student counsellors

I also offer block bookings as well, please contact for more details

Further information

After having both positive and negative experiences with counselling myself, I want to give people an opportunity to access counselling services without judgement of individual needs or situations.  I believe counselling should be accessible to all and aim to make this possible.

I offer face to face, online and telephone counselling and aim to be flexible and work around an individuals schedule wherever possible.  Initially I offer a free consultation, this allows us to see if I am the right fit for you and to allow you to gain information about how the process works.  This takes anywhere between 15-30 minutes 

I primarily work in a person-centred client led way, meaning that I sit with you in those vulnerable, dark times and work with you to find comfort and light.

St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom