Hi. I am here for you. I offer a confidential space where I will listen and collaborate without judgement, offering acceptance and understanding. Together we will explore what’s going on in your mind to offer you clarity, help you understand who you are and offer you the opportunity to move forward with your life in the direction you choose. Therapy is an investment in you and your life, aiding you to heal and transform.
Your sessions are a place for you to be you. I am here to facilitate the changes you hope to make and will play an active role in the sessions, exploring and sharing the process with you. I use my skills, experience, humour, creativity and my intuition to guide and support you in a personal and responsive way. I show up for you as another human being.
I am led by what you bring each week. Using what’s happening in your present to understand your past and look ahead to your future. This is not a structured or prescribed style of therapy and so there is no set time frame or tasks to be completed. I am here to offer both validation and challenge as an impartial guide, holding your best interests in mind at all times.
I have experience working with a range of client issues, genders, ages and goals. I carried out over 100 counselling hours at MIND during my training. I now work solely in private practice and have amassed over 1000 hours. I also offer training, workshops and am available to write and speak for organisations.
As our relationship is central to the process, I offer all clients an introductory session for me to provide more information about myself, person-centred therapy and what you can expect. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and for me to find out what has brought you to therapy and what it is you would like to achieve. This is for 45 minutes at a fee of £20.
I live and work on a dairy farm so have an interest in mental health in agriculture and the rural community. I spend my spare time in the outdoors hiking and wild swimming. I feel nature, especially cold water swimming have huge mental health benefits.
If you would like to email or telephone me to arrange an appointment, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Please see my instagram account @naomipsychotherapy and facebook account @therapywithnaomi
I offer daytime and evening appointments from Monday to Thursday and am flexible. I offer both face to face and online sessions. In this current lockdown I am only able to offer online/phone sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a 2:1 BSc in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
I completed over 100 hours at South Lakeland Mind during my training.
I have completed additional training in addiction, stress, self-harm and suicide. I have also completed an introductory course on Compassion Focussed Therapy.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have an interest in mental health within agriculture and with a breadth of personal experience feel I can offer support to those in the farming community.
I offer daytime sessions and evening sessions Monday to Thursday. I currently have availability.
When not in session you'll find me on the farm or up hiking and swimming in the Lake District. I am a strong believer in the power of nature.