I offer 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. I also offer face to face appointments.
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)
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
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
Concessions offered for
Initial consultation of 45 minutes for £20 (£30 for couples).This give us the chance to meet and decide if we can work together.
Ongoing work is charged at £45 for an hour for individual counselling and £60 for an hour for couples counselling.
I offer supervision to both trained counsellors and psychotherapists and students.
Please contact me for hourly rates for supervision.
When I work
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.