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MNCS (Prof Accred) MBACP

About me

My next available appointments begin in June 2022,  please contact me to be added to my waiting list.

I am a qualified counsellor, an Accredited Professional Member of the NCS, a Registered Member of the BACP and a Member of EMDR UK Association.  Working in Private Practice for several years I have gained experience of helping people work through relationship problems, anxiety, depression, bereavement, domestic abuse, divorce, low self-esteem and caring for loved ones affected by dementia. In addition to my Private Practice I am also a Counselling Lecturer at Stockport College.

I work using an Integrative approach to therapy, incorporating Person Centred, CBT and Transactional Analysis theories, and/or EMDR psychotherapy; this allows me to offer the type of therapy which is most appropriate for your needs - our sessions are therefore as individual as you are. To ensure that I consistently provide a high standard of good practice I engage with ongoing professional supervision, am committed to working ethically in line with the BACP and NCS and keep my knowledge up to date through continuous professional development.

Life can sometimes be difficult and it may be hard to discuss things with those closest to you. It may be a specific problem that you are currently experiencing, something from your past which is unresolved, or you may be unsure what is wrong, but just have a general feeling of 'not being OK'. This is where I can help - I offer a confidential, safe environment where you won’t be judged, a place where you can be heard and understood by a compassionate professional who can work with you to try and make sense of what is going on for you.

For couples, therapy can provide a safe space in which to explore your relationship and difficulties. This may involve exploring ways to improve communication between you, or understanding how past relationships can impact on your current one.

EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing which is best known for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as recognised by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).  

As EMDR is a therapy which can be used to help people recover from distressing events and can also behelp treat a variety of mental health problems like depression or anxiety, especially where a difficult life event has been involved. EMDR can be useful for people who have witnessed or experienced an event like a car accident, a violent crime, sexual or emotional abuse, bullying, a social humiliation or the sudden loss of a loved one, and are struggling to recover.

EMDR is a complex therapeutic process and requires completion of a detailed assessment before treatment begins.

Counselling can be daunting and challenging so I believe that the quality of the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist is vitally important. I aim to build a trusting relationship with you, one where you can be honest and open and feel accepted for being you. Counselling is not about me telling you what to do, we work together, at your own pace to try and make sense of your feelings and work through problems, our aim would be for you to gain a greater sense of wellbeing.

If you are interested in us working together please contact me via to arrange an initial telephone conversation to discuss things in more detail. The next step would be to arrange a first appointment to establish if we can work together and give you an opportunity to ask questions and decide what you want from therapy.

It is important to feel comfortable with your counsellor so I hope all the information above will help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you, please feel free to contact me if you want any further information or would like to arrange an informal chat.

I am based in Heaton Moor, Stockport, parking is available, alternatively it is a short walk from main bus routes.

Training, qualifications & experience

EMDR Masterclass Part One                                                                                      Introduction to ACT                                                                                    Introduction to Working with Couples                                                                        BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
BSc (Hons) Open Degree

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
National Counselling Society

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.

National Counselling Society

Fees

From £50.00 to £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual therapy - £50 per session (50 minutes)                                                        Couples therapy - £70 per session (50 minutes) £100 (90 minutes)                              EMDR therapy - £70 per session (90 minutes) 

When I work

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My private practice is currently conducted on a Monday only.  

Stockport, SK4

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

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My therapy room is located up one flight of stairs

Online platforms

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