About Me: I am a person-centred counsellor based in Warrington, Cheshire and also work closely with integrative counselling, mindfulness and solution-focused therapy which I offer either upon request or by assessing the needs of each individual.
Counselling and Mental Health have been a passion of mine since I was 14 years old and at age 19 I began my training in Counselling & Psychotherapy, having graduated as fully qualified aged 23.
I am a warm, empathic and non-judgemental person which also reflects within my role as a counsellor. I am flexible, approachable and reasonable and can offer evening and weekend appointments.
The Process: The counselling process can be daunting for some as some sessions can involve unpleasant subjects, emotions and memories being explored. However, I assure you that each session is the individual’s space to discuss what they choose, when they choose. I am privileged to support others during this emotional journey in life and will work alongside you at a pace that suits you.
How does it help?: I truly believe in using talking therapies as a way of reaching a more peaceful and calm place in life as many of us struggle with our own daily battles, which can always be assessed and addressed through counselling. A quote from the famous Carl Rogers confirms this - “The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction and not a destination.”
Training, qualifications & experience
Training: My training first began at Jo Edwards Training in Rodney Street, Liverpool, where I completed my Level 2 award in Counselling Concepts in 2011.
I then embarked on my professional training at the University of Salford in 2012, where I studied BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy: Professional Practice and graduated in 2016.
During my training I completed professional placement at Harmony Counselling & Hypnotherapy in St Helens, Merseyside, where I accomplished over 100 hours of working with clients with a variety of real life issues.
Employment: I have also worked for Footsteps for families who work alongside the local recovery centre by supporting the family/loved ones of clients with issues surrounding substance misuse. This included working with children aged 11-17 where I would support them within school time and provide respite during the school holidays.
Now I work for PAM Group as a counsellor and case worker, supporting workers from various companies through our EAP (Employee Assist Programme).
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees: Fees for 45-60 minute sessions are £40 but all consultations are free of charge, which I would recommend before starting counselling.
Telephone and email sessions between 45-60 minutes are £30.
Along with people I am also very passionate about animals and I am an activist against animal cruelty.