I am a fully qualified and registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. As an integrative therapist I work in a psychoanalytical approach, underpinned by person centred therapy. Helping clients explore their own awareness and understanding behaviours can be self empowering. Therapy can be used as part of your personal journey as well as times of increased anxiety, stress and pain. You can self refer directly by telephone/text or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). All enquiries are treated with absolute discretion and confidentiality. I accept referrals from external agencies such as GP services and EAP's (Employee Assistance Programmes).
I have an interest in working with issues which may arise from childhood and development. Many people are often unaware that current difficulties in relationships (personal and work), self esteem and generalised anxiety/depression can become clearer by exploring our earlier years. The difficulties may be very current, new ongoing or re-occurring. Whatever your experiences, together we will work through them to be able to understand what is going on for you and find a way to be able to move forward.
I am privileged to share in my clients' emotional journeys and process. I have experience in the volunteer sector whereby I supported clients through bereavement and life changing illnesses, and many other complex issues. I have also gained extensive experience working within the NHS. Currently I am a private therapist offering short and long term therapy dependent upon clients needs. You may have specific reasons for seeking therapy, or may not sure what has brought you towards seeking support. Making the first step toward reaching out can be the start of an incredible journey. Believing that everyone should have the space to 'just be' is what drives my passion and own journey to where I am now. We can work together in a way that is non-judgemental, accepting, warm and nurturing.
I fundamentally believe in each individuals value whilst facilitating the process of exploring issues, and enabling you to move forward. My analytical approach is very much a shared relationship, aimed to work jointly at a therapeutic pace best for you. Empathy and acceptance is essential to explore whatever you choose to share in your therapy sessions. I am committed to my clients and strongly endorse confidentiality in accordance with The BACP's ethical framework.
I have a great passion for 'talking therapies' and I believe most people can benefit from personalised tailored psychotherapy through many stages and difficulties in life. As required from The BACP, I have ongoing professional supervision. My supervisor is a qualified Transactional Psychotherapist and has extensive experience.. This supports me in providing a high standard of practice, keeping my clients central to the therapeutic process. I am also very proactive in my own professional development. I attend regular training, seminars and peer support/training groups to be able to offer my clients best practice.
If you would like to exlore the difficulties you are experiencing or you would like an informal discussion I am happy to receive or return calls and reply to email/text enquiries and together we can explore how to move forward in a way which suits you. My private practice is situated in Labyrinth House, Middle Hillgate, Stockport with available parking. It is easily accessible via public transport, M60, M56 joining the A6. It is a discreet, comfortable and wellcoming space to begin your journey. I look forward to hearing from you..
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Awarding Body ABC
Cert - Therapeutic Counselling Skills - Awarding body ABC
Basic Counselling concepts - Awarding body ABC
BACP Certificate of Proficiency - BACP Register (Current)
Post grad Cert - Clinical Supervision - Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy
BSc Adult Nursing
Professional Development & Experience
Sex and Sexuality/Cheadle College
Children and Bereavement
Bereavement and Rituals
Domestic Abuse Course
Volunteer Counselling in Bereavement
Volunteer Counselling for People living with a Life Changing Illness
Working with Trauma workshop
Victims of Violence
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Anxiety and Depression
Relationship Difficulties and Effects on Children
Low Self Esteem
Separation, Divorce and Breakup
15 minute telephone consultation (free)
£45 per 50 minute session.
Couples £60 per 1 hour session
Concessions available for students and those on low income.
Supervision £65 for 1.5 hrs/ Students £50
Daytime and evenings available. Parking available.