During the COVID-19 crisis I am offering both telephone and virtual face to face sessions via Zoom or FaceTime - all you need is a smart phone or computer or tablet to access this service.
Often difficult times bring with them opportunities for growth and development. Life's challenges are many; bereavement, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress and relationship problems are commonplace. Counselling offers insight and understanding into these problems, helping the client to see things clearly, perhaps from a different perspective. I offer a caring, empathic and confidential counselling and psychotherapy service where positive solutions can be explored.
Counselling provides clients with a safe, neutral space where they will feel supported and understood rather than judged as they work their way through difficult thoughts and feelings. My aim is to give clients the tools and understanding to move forward and improve their lives. I work by specifically tailoring therapy and interventions individually to each client, thus enabling them to explore and make sense of the many aspects of their life, emotions and experience.
As an integrative counsellor, I use the theory of several different counselling models to work together with clients in a creative way to help resolve issues. Using person centered counselling, I incorporate Attachment Theory along with some Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques as the client's needs dictate. I offer a private counselling service, for short term crisis intervention, time-limited or open-ended therapy depending on the client's needs and their circumstances.
I offer a private counselling service, for short term crisis intervention, time-limited or open-ended therapy depending on the client's needs and their circumstances.
I am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy adhere to their code of Ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters in Integrated Counselling and Psychotherapy. University of Derby.
I am an Accredited member of the BACP.
Cruse Bereavement Care Training.
Post Graduate Diploma – Advanced Nurse Practitioner.
BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies. University of Canterbury.
RGN. Registered General Nurse.
I have worked in the National Health Service for over 24 years, mostly in primary care and have a wide range of both professional and personal experience.
I volunteer for Cruse Bereavement Care as both as a bereavement volunteer and as a supervisor.
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
Initial consultation of 45 minutes for £20. This give us the chance to meet and decide if we can work together.
Ongoing work is charged at £40 for an hour for individual counselling and £50 for an hour for couples counselling.
Under certain circumstances I can offer a reduced rate, subject to negotiation and availability.
Daytime or evening appointments
I work from a comfortable room in Fenay Bridge, not far from the centre of Huddersfield on a bus route. There is street parking available.
Daytime and evening appointments.