Life can be very challenging and sometimes it feels too much for us to cope with alone. Counselling offers a safe space for you to be heard, to work with an empathetic trained professional in order to explore what is causing you pain or not working in your life, and to figure out how to move forward in a way that’s right for you.
Email me or give me a call and we can talk about what you're hoping to get out of counselling and how we can work together to make that happen.
I have a humanistic approach, which means I work collaboratively with my clients as they seek to make sense of their lives and the world around them. I have worked with clients facing a wide range of challenges and issues, both on a short-term and long-term basis. Areas of focus include (but are not limited to) anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationships, family issues, bereavement, suicidal thoughts, abuse and trauma. I am experienced in working therapeutically with clients face-to-face, on the phone or online – clients choose what works best for them.
Face-to-face sessions are held in comfortable, confidential premises. I am currently working from two locations: York Clinic for Integrated Healthcare on Tadcaster Road, and a venue in central York (Micklegate) which is close to parking and easily accessible by public transport.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced, qualified counsellor with an MA in Counselling from York St John University. In addition to working in private practice, I have worked with the following organisations:
- 1-2-1 Counselling, York
- Spurriergate Counselling Service
- York Mind
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
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
£50 per 1 hour session for face-to-face, telephone or online counselling.
I offer a free 30 minute introductory session on the phone or online to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
I currently have availability for face-to-face sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and for online or phone sessions on Thursdays.
As a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work to high professional and ethical standards. I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office, fully compliant with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and have the appropriate comprehensive insurance to work in private practice as a counsellor. I am happy to provide more information in simple, practical terms on what any of this means for you as a client.