**I am operating through Covid-19**
I am an experienced therapist based in the Dearne Valley, conveniently near Cortonwood Retail Park. I offer a safe and compassionate place to explore your feelings without judgement, in a warm practical and down to earth manner.
I understand that it can be difficult to talk and understand some feelings and these may be overwhelming and confusing to you. I can help you to bring clarity to a situation and move forward with confidence. Identifying and being local to the Dearne, I developed Dearne Valley Counselling Services to meet the needs of the area in a friendly, down to earth practice open to everyone.
Having extensive training in counselling and a Msc in Developmental Psychology, with constant ongoing development, I ensure training and knowledge is constantly growing to benefit my clients.
I have extensive experience within the NHS and for charities such as Cruse Bereavement and Barnsley Bereavement Services and an ongoing contract of being the appointed Counsellor in the area for GamCare, offering my service to those affected by Gambling Addiction. I am also qualified in couples counselling trained by the Leeds Centre for Psychological Development. I have also worked with the Sheffield Children's Courts more recently providing solution focused therapy for parents. I follow the BACP ethical framework and am bound by its guidelines to work with your best interests.
"The Secret to change, is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new". Socrates
Training, qualifications & experience
- Msc Developmental Psychology
- Diploma in therapeutic counselling
- Couples Counselling by Leeds Centre for Psychological Development
- GamCare Qualified Practitioner
- Cruse awareness in bereavement Care foundation
- Auspicium training in Neurolinguistic Programming
- Level 3 in Life-coaching skills and practice
- Victim Support training
- Safeguarding Adults
- Awareness of Child Abuse and neglect
- BA(Hons) Business and Management
- Certificate in Personnel Practice
- Qualified GamCare approved counsellor
I am committed to continuing my professional development and undergo regular supervision.
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
£45 per 50 minute session
Sessions can be via face to face, Skype or telephone.
COVID SECURE PREMISES. Also available via zoom/teams during COVID-19.
Monday to Friday both day and evening appointments available and Saturday morning subject to availability.
There is no obligation to commit and I welcome enquiries over the telephone, email and direct message.
During the Covid Pandemic, I operate from a COVID secure room with adequate social distancing or offer services via Microsoft Teams, Zoom or telephone.