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About me

People go for counselling for many different reasons. Some seek counselling for specific things such as anxiety, depression, bereavements, or relationship problems. Some look for support in discovering what they want out of life, how to go about getting it and what this might mean.  Sometimes we know something is wrong but we can't find a way to put it right. I don’t specialise in specific “issues”, but the type of counselling  I offer works with you on whatever is troubling you.

I counsel individuals, couples and family groups in Northwich, Cheshire and across the world by video and instant messaging.

My approach to counselling is based not on what worked for someone else, but on finding out what can work for you. I believe that counselling can really help – when you’re ready and with the right counsellor for you. It’s the strength of the counselling relationship that means you can start to talk things through, discover what you want and begin to live life how you want.

I understand that it's  not easy. Sometimes taking that first step seems scary, or you might be questioning why you aren’t able to just get on with things yourself. Maybe you simply don't know where to start. Please take that first step and get in touch. I offer a free consultation to help you decide if you want to try counselling and to discuss how we think it might be able to help you.  Please get in touch through the Counselling Directory, or you can book online via my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

Over the past 9 years I have been a counsellor at a number of voluntary counselling organisations and worked in private practise.

Qualifications and continuing professional development:
Diploma in Theory and practice of counselling (person-centred).
Certificate in Counselling skills.
Diploma in Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Healing Sexual Trauma
Mindfulness for Counsellors
Mindful leadership
Mindfulness in the workplace
Coaching for professional development
Organisational change

Current areas of learning
Coaching for personal development
Cognitive restructuring
Mindfulness based CBT (M-CBT)

Member organisations

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.

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

If what's troubling you isn't listed, please get in touch. I don’t specialise in specific “issues”, but the type of counselling I offer works with you on whatever is troubling you.

Fees

Additional information

I offer a free half-hour consultation to help you discover how counselling might be able to help and decide if you want to try counselling.

When I work

Most evenings 1930-2200

Further information

We can arrange appointments to suit your diary - I don't expect you to come weekly or to sign up for a minimum number of sessions.

1A Blakemere Drive, Kingsmead, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 8US

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

I counsel in a ground floor room. There is step free access from the kerb and a small step at the front door.

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