I am passionate about helping people to become everything they want to be and that I know that they can become. I believe that everyone we meet in life is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.
In the process of counselling we will engage in a form of psychological or talking therapy that will offer you the chance to change how you feel and to live better.
I am an Integrative Counsellor and work using a combination of: Person Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I have further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, Counselling Children and Adolescents. I am an accredited member of the BACP and also an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Practitioner.
I am a Counselling Supervisor and offer supervision to Qualified and Trainee Counsellors who use Person Centred, CBT, Psychodynamic approaches or an Integrative model.
My background is in nursing and I have over 30 years experience of working as a Nurse in various settings such as Hospitals and Care Homes. I believe this experience enhances the quality of my work.
I offer a safe, professional and confidential service at an affordable price for adults of all ages, children and adolescents.
I am based at Heswall Hills Practice but cover a wider area that includes Ellesmere Port, Chester and the Wirral.
I offer face to face counselling on a short or long term basis depending other the person's needs.
Home visits are available following an assessment.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 6 Diploma in Counselling Supervision(CPCAB)
- Level 5 Diploma in CBT (CPCAB)
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies. (CPCAB)
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Studies. (CPCAB)
- Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills(CPCAB)
- Diploma in Adult Nursing
- Registered Managers Award
- O.A. Diploma Counselling Children and
- Clinical Weight Loss Practitioner training
- Working with Suicidal Clients training
- Sleep Awareness and working with sleeping problems
- Rape Trauma Syndrome training
- Next Step Practitioner training.
- Mindfulness in relationships
- Solution Focused Therapy training
My work experience involves working with adults with mild to moderate mental health issues, addictions, relationships, bereavement and other common life problems. I also have experience working with children and young people.
I am proud to be part of the PAM Group where I am working at present as a Stepped Care Therapist.
I have been fortunate to work for established and reputable charities such as CAIS, Parable, Action for Children, Wirral Age UK and the Hospice of the Good Shepherd.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
From £50.00 to £60.00
I charge £50 per Counseling session.
I charge £60 per Supervision session(1 1/2 hrs). I offer a reduced rate for Trainee Counsellors.
24 hours notice is required for cancelled appointments otherwise the full fee is payable.
When I work
I am available early/late afternoons, evenings and weekends.