(PgDip Counselling and Psychotherapy, reg. MBACP)
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Warm, welcoming and gentle; I am someone you can trust. I have understanding of and work effectively with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement, identity issues, low self-esteem, trauma-related difficulties, self-harm and suicidality. You are likely to experience me as someone keenly interested in you, not as a list of symptoms, but as an individual with your own views, ideas and preferences which will inform our work together.
As an experienced and trustworthy counsellor/psychotherapist registered as a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I can assure you are in safe hands.
People come to see me for help with various differing problems and conundrums. Perhaps you have lost touch with the ‘real you’, feel there are different parts of you at conflict or feel a searching for something missing. Perhaps the ‘real you’ has never been clear, or difficulties with identity, meaning and purpose have permeated much of your life. Perhaps you are finding it difficult to know what you want, endlessly putting others’ needs above your own or feel not in control of your life and its direction. Whatever the issue, you will be met with my warm and sustained presence, non-judgement and compassion.
I work in a person-centred way, respecting your uniqueness as an individual and honouring your own process. You are the expert on you, not me nor anyone else for that matter, and therefore the counselling process is yours to make use out of in a way that works for you. I help by accompanying you along the way, helping you make sense of yourself; your feelings, desires, wants, needs, choices and your direction in life. I am influenced by ideas of Pluralism (that there is no single one way of doing things), by Martin Buber's I-Thou philosophy (a commitment in relating to the uniqueness of others without reducing people down to objects i.e. diagnoses), and by Mindfulness (the state of being that emerges when deliberately paying attention to the present moment, non-judgmentally).
I passed my Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy with distinction from the University of Salford in 2017. Since then I have had extensive experience in brief-therapy working for an NHS-partnered IAPT service, but I am equally happy and comfortable working with you for any duration of time; whatever feels right for you. Before qualifying as a therapist I worked for many years in the fields of mental health crisis support, addiction, and working alongside people with multiple and complex needs.
So, now you’ve seen my picture, you’ve read about what I offer and you have perhaps formulated an impression of me as a person. I imagine you might still have doubts as to whether I am the right therapist for you though. I suppose you’d only really know once we start working together. To help you reach a decision I offer a free 30 minute consultation which could be in person, over the telephone or via Zoom. It’s a way for us to introduce ourselves to each other, ask questions and decide upon next steps. By doing this you may get a sense if something doesn’t feel right for you and choose to seek out a different therapist you feel more suited to. It might also be that it helps you clarify what you want to do, and that might also include a realisation that therapy isn’t the right thing for you at this time. Or it might act as confirmation for you that you are in the right place, with the right person and on the right path.
I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Mindfulness Practitioner Training, Mindfulness in Mind, 2022
- PgDip Counselling and Psychotherapy (Level 7), University of Salford, 2017
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 3), Manchester College, 2015.
- Certificate in Counselling Concepts (Level 2), Manchester College, 2014
- Currently working towards Advanced Certificate in Person Centred Experiential Counselling for Depression, 2022 - ongoing.
- IAPT Counsellor (2017 - ongoing)
- Mental Health Crisis Support Worker, The Sanctuary (2015 - 2017)
- Specialist Mental Health Advisor, Mind Infoline (2012)
Other organisations I have worked for include Shelter (working specifically in a project for people with multiple and complex needs), CRI (substance misuse service), Addiction Dependency Solutions (ADS) and Probation.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £40.00 to £50.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
PLEASE NOTE: I am only available on Sundays at the moment.
When I work