I am a qualified counsellor and NLP Practitioner. I provide affordable Counselling in West Cumbria to help you through difficult times. I can help you with building confidence, self-image and self-esteem as well as dealing with difficult issues from the past that keep cropping up and spoiling the present.
If you are having difficulty coming to terms with something such as illness or the death of a loved one, if you are depressed or struggling with something and can’t cope, have been abused or bullied, having difficulties at home or at work, feeling stressed or anxious, having relationship difficulties or are struggling with issues of abuse from the past, then counselling may be able to help you explore these issues and find a solution.
Counselling offers you a safe and confidential environment in which to explore your issues with someone who is trained to listen and help you come to a resolution. By helping you to understand your difficulties can lead to positive changes for you. Everyone has the solutions to their issues within themselves, but may struggle to do it alone. Traumatic events and loss in its various forms can affect us all in profoundly different ways. My role as a counsellor is to help you explore ways to get to these solutions. It is about moving forward on your life journey with the experiences you have and exploring what may be holding you back. This may at times feel uncomfortable, but I will be on the journey with you by empathising and understanding.
I have also completed training with The Infant Loss Foundation and am an accredited member. This enables me to work with parents who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or childhood illness.
As an Advanced Specialist Fertility Counsellor I can offer Implications Counselling, issues surrounding IVF, gamete donation and other issues associated with fertility.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Specialist Fertility Counselling Diploma
- The Infant Loss Foundation Accredited Member
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Group Facilitator Training
- Supervision Training
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Freedom Programme Facilitator Training - Darlington
- National Training Programme - Rape Crisis England & Wales
- City & Guilds PTLLS Level 4
- University Certificate - Facilitating Client Change in a Mental Health Setting - (Solution
- Focused Brief Therapy)
- NLP Practitioner
- EFT Practitioner
- Foundation in Bereavement Care - Cruse Bereavement Care Cumbria
- Diploma in Smoking Cessation
- BSc (Hons) Health Studies
- Dip HE Midwifery Studies
- Registered General Nurse
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Fertility - Implications Counselling
£40 per session.
I am a Registered Member of BACP and abide by their Code of Ethics and work to their Ethical Framework.
I have an Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service.
I have professional indemnity insurance.