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Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 1st June 2022

About me

I offer short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy to adults from all walks of life, experiencing a diverse range of difficulties. Therapy can be an opportunity to explore and understand parts of your life that you may feel are affecting you in some way. My role is to accompany you on this journey where together, we can explore and make sense of your world and find ways to move forward.

I have worked for several years across both short and long-term psychotherapy settings. I have a firm grounding in the major approaches to psychotherapy and am able to work with numerous life issues. My expertise is in: anxiety, depression, Trauma, early chilhood experiences and attachment; however, people also come to see me because they may be feeling sad or overwhelmed without understanding why. 

The most important factor in any therapy is the relationahip between you and the therapist. As such I would strongly encourage you speak to a number of therapists to see if you can find someone who is a good fit. I offer a free initial telephone call to try and aid in this process 

Training, qualifications & experience

BACP* Registered

BPS*  Doctorate in Counselling Psychology @ Metanoia @Institute

As part of my continued development I am furthering my qualifications by undertaking the Practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Integrative Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute in Ealing, London (www.metanoia.ac.uk), a joint programme with Middlesex University (www.mdx.ac.uk).

BSc Psychology

EMDR Levels 1, 2 &3

* BPS = British Psychological Society

  BACP = British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Member organisations

BACP

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

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • Free initial telephone consultation.
  • Therapy sessions are £50 for 60 minutes
  • I offer a sliding scale, however these slots are limited

Therapy begins with an initial consultation; this provides us with an opportunity to meet, discuss your current difficulties, and what you hope to gain from therapy. Mostly it is about you finding out whether I am the right therapist for you, and us discovering whether we can work together. 

When I work

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Currently i am only able to offer online therapy sessions. 

Further information

I am fully DBS checked (previously CRB) and hold all relevant registrations & Insurance.


Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S7

Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF9

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Skype
Zoom