I currently have availability for face-to-face, online and telephone sessions beginning April 2021. Please contact me for more information.
Sometimes we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed; life can be tough and can throw challenges our way. I recognise that during times like these it can all seem too much and we can struggle to find a way through our own difficulties.
Providing a warm, open and down to earth approach, our sessions will allow you to deeply reflect on your thoughts, feelings and emotions, enabling you to achieve a sense of understanding which will allow you to find a way to move forwards and to lead a more fulfilled and empowered life.
I work in a Person-Centred way which means the counselling I offer is non-directive. Our sessions will be led by you, and we will work together at a pace that suits you. I will listen to you attentively to ensure that your voice is heard, and will work with you genuinely and respectfully to understand and accept your experience. I will offer a safe, non-judgemental environment which will enable you to reflect upon your issues, discover your inner strengths, and find the resources to change. For Young People, I offer a creative approach; offering talking therapy and a variety of creative mediums to facilitate the exploration of self-expression.
My therapeutic training is underpinned by my degree in Psychology, which provides me with a deep and unique understanding of psychological processes, helping me to further understand the hurdles that life can throw at us and how they affect our wellbeing.
I am a fully qualified Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). This membership means that I am fully committed to ensuring the best professional practice, guided by the BACP ethical framework. What this means for you is that I am a caring and understanding practitioner offering high professional standards.
My particular specialism is working with survivors of trauma and young people aged 14+, however I have experience of working with a variety of issues, including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, bereavement, family issues, low self-esteem/confidence, eating disorders, anger, self-harm, stress, relationship issues, domestic violence and suicidal thoughts.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Leeds City College
BSc (hons) Psychology – Nottingham Trent University
Mosaic II – 30 hours Training - Issues Surrounding Sexual Abuse
Online Safeguarding Training – Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
Safeguarding Children and Young People Workshop
Mental Health Awareness Training
Equality and Diversity Training
Designated Safeguarding Officer – Level 3 Training
CBT for Trauma
Mosaic II – Volunteer Counsellor - working with the families and survivors of sexual abuse and trauma
Noah’s Ark Centre – Volunteer Counsellor - working with children and adults with a variety of presenting issues
ChildLine UK – Volunteer Telephone Counsellor - offering comfort, support and practical advice to young people and children who called the service for help
I have over 8 years’ experience of working in pastoral and welfare support roles in schools, 6th forms and FE colleges, promoting independence, confidence and resilience in students
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
Concessions offered for
30 minute telephone consultation - free
50-minute session - £40 (concessions are available for students and those with a low-household income - please enquire)
Payments can be made in cash on the day or by bank transfer in advance
Evening and weekend appointments available
Daytime and evening appointments are available.
I understand that taking the first step to seek help can be difficult, therefore if you would like more information about counselling in general or about my service, please contact me - I am always happy to reply to texts, emails or phone calls.
Please note, my counselling room is on the first floor and unfortunately does not have disabled access.