I understand that beginning this journey may not be easy. Taking the first step can often feel quite challenging and you may be experiencing feelings of anxiety, indecision or even fear. This is a natural response to thoughts around making changes in your life.
I offer support and empathy in a warm, caring environment. Working together, we will explore how feelings and experiences shape your thoughts and actions. You will gain a better understanding of what makes you, you. Finding ways to reach your own solutions and enabling you to live a more resourceful life. Alternatively, I could simply be that non judgemental, confidential ear that you just don't have elsewhere. I want to get to know you as a "whole" - your difficulty does not need to define who you are.
I have a particular interest in supporting the emotional well being of young people and have qualified to work therapeutically with families, children and young people, an area which I find both interesting and very rewarding. I very much enjoy working creatively using crafts, miniatures, drawings, photographs, stones and shells. This can be particularly beneficial for younger clients, adolescents and those who struggle to put into words what is going on for them, enabling the use of senses rather than words.
Since qualifying in 2009, I have gained experience of working within the NHS, the Youth Service and private practice. I have counselled adults, young people, families and couples in many areas including:
- relationship difficulties - self, partners, families, social.
- low self esteem - confidence, self worth, hopelessness.
- depression - low mood, feeling hopeless, guilt, difficulty in making decisions.
- generalised anxiety disorder
- anxiety - panic attacks, stress.
- suicidal thoughts
- eating and body image
- pet bereavement
I have five years experience as a youth worker, and work in a pastoral role in an educative setting.
I am dedicated to the counselling process and wholly appreciate, through both professional and personal experience, the rewards that a successful client/counsellor relationship can bring about, however if you are uncertain I offer a free 30 minute "check it out" session should you feel particularly unsure of how things work, please let me know at enquiry stage if you would feel more comfortable with this option. Alternatively, please call or email me for an informal chat if there is anything you are uncertain about.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Payment for full 50 minute sessions (£30 individual, £40 for couples) can be made using bank transfer if this is convenient for you, or cash on the day if you prefer. Receipts available on request at booking.
I am conveniently located in Salford, easily accessible from the East Lancs Road and the M602 (close to Salford Royal Hospital). I have a newly purpose built, outside office which is welcoming, relaxing and comfortable.
I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and conduct sessions within the BACP Ethical Framework and in line with BACP guidelines.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in the Theory & Practice of Person Centred Counselling
- Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People
- Working Therapeutically with Families
- Mental Health First Aider Youth (8-18)
- Mental Health First Aider Primary
- Supporting LGBTQ+ People In Salford
- Promoting Diversity and Challenging Homophobia
- Diploma in Hypno Psychotherapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£30 per 50 minute session.
Couples counselling is £40 per session.
I am happy to offer a £5 discount for NUS card holders.
£50 per hypnotherapy session (approx 1 hour).
The frequency of sessions can be decided by yourself but would usually be either weekly or fortnightly. This can be negotiated between ourselves if you decide to continue with counselling.
We will review the work we have done together every 6 - 8 sessions where we will reflect upon work undertaken and plan ahead.
I can offer evening and weekend appointments with daytime appointments in school holiday periods dependant upon availability.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekday evenings after 4:15pm. Weekends, both Saturday and Sunday availability to suit.
Types of client