Visiting this website may be your first step in recognising that you are going through a difficult time and need some support.
We all face challenges and there are times when things become so overwhelming or difficult that they have an an impact on our relationships, day-to-day functioning and well-being. You may feel you have lost your way, or perhaps you're feeling isolated, angry or hopeless. Whatever your reasons, I can offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgemental relationship. Together we can explore how you arrived at this point and find meaning for your thoughts and feelings at a pace you feel comfortable with. Through our relationship, you can gain greater self-awareness and self-acceptance and a way to make positive changes in your life.
I am an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, which means I may use different techniques in order to best suit you. I work in a client-focused way, understanding your experiences from your point of view. With empathy, honesty and sensitive challenge, my aim is to help you feel accepted and to reconnect with your feelings and your sense of self-worth.
I am based in Horwich and offer counselling and psychotherapy for a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship issues, low self-esteem, abuse and life transitions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Integrative Psychotherapy, Distinction
- Tavistock Relationships - Couples' Therapy for Depression
- PG Dip Integrative Psychotherapy
- PG Dip TESOL
- BA (Hons) English
- Postgraduate Certificate of Education
- I lived for many years in Italy and have also worked as a teacher and lecturer in Further Education.
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
I offer a free initial consultation by telephone or in person. If we both feel we can work together we will arrange weekly 50 minute sessions.
My standard rate is £50 per session.
My rate for couples is £70 per session.
Concessions may be available.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and work according to their ethical code and professional standards.