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Qualified Counsellor (Dip. Counselling) Registered MBACP

About me

Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile.  I understand that life can be difficult and for many different reasons lead us to feel in need of support.  You have made a positive step forward in finding this support, to work through your difficulties and find solutions that will improve your life.  I am here to offer you a place where you can do this feeling comfortable, listened to and respected.   You may be unsure why you feel the way you do.  That's okay, I am here support you.

My counselling style supports you as an individual, showing no judgement, so you can work through whatever you would like to, at your pace.  I believe that every person knows what is right for them and in counselling you can learn to develop strategies to improve your quality of life. 

I am fully committed to my counselling role and passionate about supporting others.  As a qualified counsellor, I have experience working with a wide range of clients and in addition to my private practice, I have worked with a leading mental health charity,  an NHS medical centre and a charity supporting people with visual impairment. 

I have supported and helped clients through many difficulties, including anxiety, low self-esteem, feelings of sadness, panic attacks, trauma, depression, relationship, family and work concerns and many other challenging issues. 

The Counselling Space

I offer face to face, online or phone counselling, whichever suits you best from my quiet, confidential counselling room.

If you would like face to face counselling, my room is a comfortable, welcoming space, which is easily accessible from the surrounding area, including Harrogate, York, Leeds and Wetherby, by car, bus and train.  If you are travelling by car, there is free parking.  

The Benefits

Counselling can be very rewarding and lead to positive change in your life.  I understand that you may feel unsure as to whether counselling is right for you.  If you would like to find out more,  please do give me a call for an informal chat or if you prefer drop me an email.  I offer a free 30 minute online or phone session, giving you the opportunity to get to know me, gain a greater understanding of what I can offer and to help you decide whether counselling may benefit you. 

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:

Bereavement Counselling

Responding to Suicidal Thinking

Transactional Analysis 101

Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Creative and Expressive Tools in Therapy

Exploring Anger using Creative Techniques

Introduction to Sand Tray Therapy

Safeguarding Adults Level 2

Safeguarding Training for Counsellors and Therapists

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

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

The initial free 30 minute session 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

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available Monday to Thursday

9am - 5pm (face to face)

7am - 7pm (online and phone)

Further information

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)                                    

Conyngham Hall, Bond End, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 9AY

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

There is wheelchair access into the building and dedicated disabled toilet facilities.

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