As a Relate trained counsellor with 25 years clinical experience. I'm able to help you work through a wide range of issues and problems. I work both long or short term with either couples or individuals tailoring my approach to your needs.
Many of us have times in our lives when we would like things to be different.
We may feel sad, anxious, frustrated or overwhelmed. We might feel dissatisfied with our work or relationship. Maybe we want to come to terms with a loss or with past experiences. Perhaps we want to develop our strengths, contribute to our communities more, or find more meaning and purpose in our lives.
What ever it is that you want to be different, counselling may be able to help.
I can offer you:
A safe and confidential environment to talk through complex or difficult issues.
Help you to see your situation from a fresh perspective.
Facillitate the development of a better understanding of your experiences.
Help you to build your confidence.
Enable you to cope better or deal with your situation in a more informed way.
Help you make sense of what is happening for you (or you and a partner) and a chance to think about what you can do better.
Generally counselling with me might involve:
Talking through an issue in order to understand things better.
Making sense of a particular problem.
Problem solving, planning and decision making.
Negotiating a life transition.
Dealing with difficult feelings and emotions.
Finding, analysing and acting on information.
Undoing self-critisism and enhancing self care.
Dealing with difficult or painful relationships.
Training, qualifications & experience
Relate cert cc.
I began training with Relate in 1988 and completed the certificate couples and marital counselling in 1994. I worked as a voluntary counsellor for 8 years and during this time worked in a GP practice.
Feminist psychotherapy training.
1988 a years training in feminist approaches to psychotherapy.
BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Counselling.
1997 I completed my degree and set up my private practice.
Brief dynamic psychotherapy.
1998 a years training in brief therapy.
1998 I completed bacp accreditation and am registerd with UKRC.
SEN & SEN(M).
I trained as a nurse in 1975 and worked as a nurse in both general and mental illness settings. I left in 1981 to have my children.
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
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
Individuals £45 a session.
Couples £55 a session.
I work in an office from my own home.
Located on one of the main roads in Crossgates it's very easy to find. There is parking for two cars. Motor ways links are very good.
If you are planning to use public transport: Bus No's 40, 56, or 64 all stop on Austhorpe road and it's a two minute walk.
There is a train station 10 minutes walk away with a regular half hourly service from Leeds and hourly from York and selby.