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About me

Finding the resilience to cope in life can be difficult. At times, the challenges we face can feel out of our control or overwhelming, this can leave us feeling lost, stuck or resentful.

Perhaps you have experienced loss, relationship difficulties or health issues. You may be living with stress, low-self-esteem, anxiety or depression. You may struggle with feelings of shame or fear, or perhaps you are simply seeking a better work/life balance.

By exploring thoughts and feelings in a calm, confidential and supportive setting, I can help you gain insight and develop understanding. I have worked with a wide range of people to help them better understand themselves, their relationships and their situation, learn about their feelings, choices and behaviours and, where appropriate, make changes to their lives. I work in an open, empathic and non-judgmental way to build a trusting therapeutic relationship from which a process of growth can occur.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified, BACP registered, Psychotherapist and Counsellor, offering one-to-one therapy for adults.

I hold a degree in Psychology (BScHons), a Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Leeds.

I practice from a humanistic, integrative perspective, drawing upon a range of theories and models to help understand and explore the issues which may have brought a person to therapy.

I have experience working with adults in many areas and specialise in supporting people struggling with loss, stress, anxiety and depression.

​Through a collaborative therapeutic process, you can open yourself up to a new level of understanding, find acceptance and/or the resolve to make changes to your life.

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

I offer private, confidential Counselling and Psychotherapy in-person and online. 

I generally see clients for 1 hour sessions, at the same time on a weekly basis.

When I work

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Further information

I offer open-ended therapy, generally lasting between six sessions to one year or more, depending on the client’s concerns and goals for therapy. Short-term counselling can be useful when focussing on a specific issue or life event. Longer-term psychotherapy may suit you better if you would like to make changes at a more profound level.

I meet with potential clients for an initial consultation to give us an opportunity to get to know each other and agree a way forward. To arrange an appointment, please email me.

Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29

Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Online platforms

Zoom

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