I believe in the power of counselling to enhance life on many levels. Therapy can be an incredibly powerful and deeply transformative process, and it is my aim to create a supportive and respectful environment for your journey as you undergo this process of growth, healing or change.
I will work closely with you to understand what it is you would like from the sessions and to provide the kind of therapy that suits you.
I work with a range of issues including and especially anxiety, depression, bereavement and work-related stress in ways that research has shown are effective, but I also have a brand range of experience working with other issues such as alcoholism, loneliness, anger, low self-esteem... You and I will collaborate to choose a pathway which suits and best supports you. Most clients make significant progress in between 6 and 12 sessions.
My clients find me warm, respectful and easy to be with; their feedback often speaks of the quality of the relationship we build. I would describe myself as sincere, honest and non-judgemental.
I have consulting rooms in central Manchester and in Todmorden.
You will find more information about me on my website, or you can always get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
My primary training is in the Person-centred approach, and I hold a PGDip/MSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy from University of Salford.
I also have had further training in CBT.
I have a Diploma in Funeral Celebrancy, and hold an English Secondary Post Grad CE.
I am a member of the BACP and I am a member of the DBS update service.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have two areas of specialism.
First, because of my work as a celebrant with grieving families, I have added experience which helps me support bereaved people.
I also offer a service specifically for teachers and other adults who are employed in the education sector. I advocate that teachers and non-teaching staff in schools benefit from having supervision with a trained counsellor. The sessions focus on (1) Supporting the staff to identify what their areas of struggle are and then to work on solutions to those struggles. (2) To improve practice and (3) To increase the staff member’s understanding of personal and professional issues and relationships at play in their daily work - for example what their personal triggers might be hidden within interactions with students and colleagues.
Sessions usually run for 50-60 minutes and cost either £40 or £45. Appointments at £40 are reserved for students and people on lower incomes.
An initial phone consultation is free.
An initial face-to-face consultation is £20.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Unfortunately, neither my rooms in Manchester nor Todmorden are wheelchair accessible. I do offer home visits within a 3 mile radius of Todmorden; all I ask is that you can ensure a quiet, uninterrupted space for the session.
Weekdays plus Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. But it's best to get in touch for an appointment that suits you.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|