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(MBACP Accred) Counsellor

About me

I am an accredited registered member of the BACP and an integrative counsellor whose main body of therapy is Person centred. I am based in Lytham St Anne's and also provide online counselling. Person-centred counselling is a humanistic approach that can help individuals of all ages with a range of personal issues. Today there are so many dynamics in life that we feel have to be met, whether you're working or studying at school or university; it’s very easy to lose yourself in the pace of things that you don’t even realise it.

I am non directional and work with you to understand your experience from your point of view and better understand your own feelings – essentially helping you to reconnect with your inner values and sense of self-worth, including low self-esteem and a lack of self-reliance.

I offer a free 20 minute initial session to see if I am the right counsellor for you, after that sessions are 1 hour and charged at a standard fee of £45.00 per hour. I also offer a concessionary fee.

Training, qualifications & experience

I deliver counselling for a range of people of different ages and backgrounds; this includes young adults and I also provide counselling for Employee Assistance Programs (EAP).

In addition to my private practice, I have previously worked as a counsellor for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS), supporting parents through painful and emotional difficulties that they are experiencing through difficulties faced by their children. I have also worked for BAWSO a Welsh Government Accredited Support Provider, delivering specialist services to people from Black and Ethnic Minority (BAME) backgrounds offering counselling.

Training & Qualifications

BACP – Accreditation  2020

BACP Professional Development - Mind or Body 2019

BACP Professional Development – Loss –  2018

BACP Suicide and Suicide Ideation –  2018

Connective Therapy Workshop 2018

BACP Professional Development – Integrating artwork  2017

Pathways Training - Transgender Awareness –  2016

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) North Wales  Training 2014

Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) – Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2014

Sand and Art Therapy Experimental Workshop – 2013

Welsh Assembly Government - Mental Health First Aid – 2013

Bereavement Training – 2012

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute initial session to see if I am the right counsellor for you. In addition to face to face counselling, I also offer face to face online Counselling. My standard fee is £45.00 per hour, but also offer a concessionary fee.

Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire, FY8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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