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Fully Qualified Psychotherapist MBACP

About me

I provide professional, caring and confidential counselling for individuals in Leeds and Yorkshire regions. My role as a psychotherapist is to help and support you, I work with a range of issues including bereavement, depression, anxiety and relationship problems. I am committed to the service I provide and work by exploring your world alongside you at your pace.

First 20 minute free introductory consultation.

Available: Monday - Friday: Evening appointment's can be arranged.

If you call and it doesn't go through please follow with a text / email so I can get back to you ASAP.

Tell: 07985650159    Email me here

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, I recommend online or call sessions. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Membership: British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy - Registered Member.
  • Post Graduate Diploma (Level 7) Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • BA Hons Counselling and Psychotherapy

I am a fully qualified, experienced psychotherapist/counsellor for a number of years and a member of the BACP. I have professional indemnity insurance. I am ICO registered. I have an up-to-date enhanced DBS certificate. This means I have met the highest standards required for training as a psychotherapist.

How I work.

My role as a psychotherapist is to work with you in developing a deeper understanding of yourself. Our sessions will offer you a confidential, non-judgmental space in which we explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours both conscious and unconscious. I am relationally-trained and my fundamental belief is that therapeutic change and your personal growth is enabled through the use of our therapeutic relationship.

Psychotherapy leads to significant and lasting beneficial changes in your life, it provides support in times of crisis and enables you to handle challenge, improve relationships and reduce feelings of depression and anxiety.

  • Please see below for further information regarding first session.

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

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

From £45.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

The purpose of the first session is for us to find out what is bringing you to therapy and what you would like to gain from us working together.

50 minute sessions £45.

Reduced rate available for Trainee Counsellors & Psychotherapist, Students and unemployed. Proof of eligibility required.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Available: Monday - Friday Evening appointment's can be arranged.

If you call and it doesn't go through please follow with a text / email so I can get back to you ASAP.

Further information

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.”

Anna Freud

3 Cambridge Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1

St. Peters Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS9

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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