The Affinity Centre
29A Water Lane
Unit 3, 16A Peel Street
I am a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor with 20 years experience, 15 of those years in private practice. I have also worked in a range of settings including a University, Further Education college, GP practice and a hospice where I worked with both terminally ill patients and their carers.
I offer both daytime and evening appointments in a safe and professional setting providing both short and long term work.
I work with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, anger, sexuality, self-esteem, confidence, loneliness, relationship problems, stress and search for meaning in life. I believe effective therapy is grounded in good method, creativity, warmth, compassion, honesty and understanding.
I work with clients in the beautiful moorland village of Marsden in West Yorkshire and in Wilmslow in Cheshire wich is adjacent to both the M56 and M60 in South Manchester. When working in Marsden I also offer outdoor therapy. My experience is that our relationship with nature can support our capacity to reflect on and integrate new experiences and new ways of being in the world.
Our initial meeting is an opportunity for you to tell me what you are looking for and for both of us to make an initial assessment as to whether we think we can work together. If it seems that you would work more effectively with another therapist I will be happy to make a referral.
For more details go to www.natureconnect.org.uk. .
Training, qualifications & experience
I am registered as a Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (2005) (www.psychotherapy.org.uk)
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (1997)
I hold an Diploma in Psychodrama (2005)
I hold a Diploma in Embodied Relational Therapy (2007)
I have trained as a trainer in the ‘Natural Change Project’ which aims to bring about deep change through our connection with the natural world (2010)
I have worked with clients for more than 20 years, both short and long term.
I have also worked as a counselling trainer at various Further and Higher Education Institutions including Salford University and Manchester Metropolitan University.
I abide by the Code of Ethics of the UKCP.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Ecotherapy -working with clients in the outdoors
I charge £50-70 per one hour session for individual counselling and psychotherapy. I charge £70 per hour for couples counselling
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Tuesday and Friday in Wilmslow and Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in Marsden with the last evening appointment starting at 7.00pm
Types of client