I specialise in helping couples, individuals and families deal with a range of relationship issues in helping them move forward. These may include failure to communicate, coping with the aftermath of betrayal, an affair or relationship changes in which have left you feeling lost.
How Counselling can help
I offer a range of talking therapies and I provide the support, time & space to explore your life and relationships to enable you to clarify your thoughts & feelings in order to make the necessary changes. I provide a comfortable, non-judgemental atmosphere underpinned and I work with a range of clients from different, faiths, cultures & sexual orientations.
What to expect in your first session
This is an assessment to determine if this is the right counselling for you. It will include taking background information, identifying your difficulties and the changes that you would like to make. This will inform our future work together.
I am happy to answer your questions about therapy and its suitability for you before you book a session. I see adults, children, couples, older people, whole families and have services to suit them all.
Training, qualifications & experience
I come from a nursing background having worked for over 20 years in the NHS where I gained experience in supporting parents and families through difficult and changing circumstances including post- natal depression. I have been a relationship counsellor for 13 years and am experienced in working with a variety of issues which may impact on individuals, couples and family relationships at different stages of their lives.
My formal qualifications include:
- MA (Merit) Relationship Counselling University of Hull
- BA (Hons) Education Nottingham Trent University
- Diploma in Relationship Counselling York St. John University
I am RELATE trained, using a model based on the integration of two theoretical bases - i.e. systemic theory and psycho-dynamic ideas. In line with this I aim to develop a supportive, collaborative relationship using both of our experiences and skills to find a way forward through the thoughts and feelings that make up our close relationships, which fits with your way of life.
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.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.
In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. 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
Fees & charges
Fees & charges
Initial assessment £55
On-going sessions £50 per hour
Concessions are available
The cost of any session will be clearly stated when booking and the payment method can be discussed at the time. All sessions must be paid in full at the time of booking.
At least 48 hours' notice must be given if you need to cancel a session you have booked. The fee will not be refunded without this notice.
I offer appointments between 9am & 8pm. Please contact me via phone, email or text to discuss your needs and arrange an initial appointment.
I have several areas of expertise and am happy to discuss your needs.