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Life can be difficult and for many reasons lead us to feel in need of support. I am here to offer you that support, so you can feel understood and valued as a person.
I am passionate about my counselling role and you will find me dependable, open and caring. The counselling I offer gives you the opportunity to truly be yourself, to understand what is going on for you.
I fully understand that you may be feeling anxious about the thought of counselling. To reassure you, there is no pressure in the counselling I offer. I work with you as an individual, working at a pace that feels right for you. We would only work together with whatever you feel comfortable bringing to the session.
I have helped clients through many difficulties, including anxiety, low self-esteem, panic attacks, trauma, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, family and work concerns, as well as many other challenges.
In addition to my private clients, I have worked with a leading mental health charity, Mind, an NHS medical centre and a charity supporting people with visual impairment.
My Counselling Space
I offer face to face, online or phone counselling to suit you. Whichever you choose, it is a private space where you can feel safe and secure.
If you would like face to face counselling, my room is comfortable and welcoming. It is easily assessible from Leeds, Harrogate and York and the surrounding area. If you are travelling by car, there is free parking.
I also offer walk and talk therapy, providing an opportunity for you to enjoy nature and the outdoors, in the picturesque market town of Knaresborough.
I offer a free 20-minute call (online or phone) for you to get to know me and decide whether you would like to work with me. Please do get in touch and we can arrange an informal chat.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
York St John's University Certificate in Counselling (Merit)
Level 2 in Counselling Skills
As well as counselling in a variety of settings, I have also been involved with a Disabled Riding Charity working supporting both adults and children.
Additionally, I have undertaken training in:
Imago Foundations - Getting Started in Couples Therapy
Responding to Suicidal Thinking
Transactional Analysis 101
Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Walk and Talk Outdoor Ecotherapy
Creative and Expressive Tools in Therapy
Exploring Anger using Creative Techniques
Introduction to Sand Tray Therapy
Deeper Into Sand Tray Therapy
Safeguarding Adults Level 2
Safeguarding Training for Counsellors and Therapists
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 - £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Individual Counselling - £50 per hour
Couples Counselling - £70 per hour
Introduction Call - FREE 20 minutes
The Introduction Call gives you the opportunity to decide if counselling is right for you. If you decide you would like to continue there is no obligation on the number of counselling sessions, as the counselling I offer is focused on your needs and choices.
When I work
7.30am - 6pm Face to Face, Walk & Talk, Online and Phone Counselling
6pm - 8pm Online and Phone Counselling
I use the Person-Centred Approach, but I am also an integrative counsellor, which means that if you would like, I can bring other ideas into the counselling to suit your needs. These include offering a solution focused approach to help you solve you issues and working creatively to help with the communication of difficult and confusing feelings.
Fully insured with Holistic Insurance Services
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)