Making the decision to look for a counsellor can be very daunting but very often it is your biggest step forward.
My counselling approach is Person Centred counselling - I also integrate aspects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy based on the unique need of each individual client. I can offer you a safe, confidential & non-judgemental space for you to explore your own thoughts and feelings. I work on a one to one basis and I offer short term or long term counselling depending on your own personal needs. I can help you to work through any issue that you feel is troubling you and we can explore together the best way of moving forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed the main part of my training through Doncaster College and University Centre. I have also trained under Child Bereavement UK, Selby College and Sheffield Health and Social Care. I have also completed two days of training with GamCare - Problematic Gambling course. I have also completed lots of short Continual professional development courses.
Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills, 2009; Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, 2010; Level 3 in Counselling Studies, 2011; Level 2 Award in Understanding Substance Misuse, 2012; Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, 2013; Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness, 2015. BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling Solutions, 2018. GamCare - Two day course in Problematic Gambling. Domestic Violence and Abuse Awareness 2019; BEAT - Eating Disorder Awareness 2020; Level 3 Child Protection & Adult Safeguarding 2020. Carolyn Springs - Working with Suicide & Self Harm 2020.
I have worked as a volunteer counsellor at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield for 4 years. I have worked with parents, grandparents and other family members to offer counselling and support for Bereavement, Loss and Grief and other Mental Health issues that may have been heightened by stresses and pressures of everyday life for the parents and families of the terminally ill children.
I have worked as a Placement Counsellor for Sheffield NHS Staff Workplace Wellbeing for 18 months. I have worked with adult clients who have experienced a wide range of issues such as - traumatic life events, Work related issues, Depression, Anxiety, Self-harm, Anger, Relationship issues, Bereavement, Low Self-esteem, gambling addiction and Emotional and Physical abuse.
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
Concessions offered for
Sessions - £40 per hour.
Students - £35 per hour.
Organisations/EAP - £40 per hour.
Day time/Evening availability.
I have completed a level 4 Diploma in Counselling Children, Young People and Adolescents.
I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling Solutions.
I work for a Gambling charity - counselling for problematic gamblers.