I am a qualified counsellor and a Registered Member of the BACP with experience of helping people work through relationship problems, anxiety, depression, bereavement, domestic abuse, divorce, and low self-esteem. I also have experience of issues experienced by those 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; 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 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.
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 email and we can 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, there are various parking options in the locality, alternatively it is a short walk from main bus routes.
Training, qualifications & experience
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
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individual therapy - £40 per 50 minute session Couples therapy - £65 per 50 minute session
Concessions available for trainee counsellors