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BSc. Dip H.E. MBACP (Accred.)

About me

I am warm, friendly, approachable, naturally open, gentle natured and work with empathy and an unconditionally accepting and supportive ethos.

I am passionate about working with adults, couples, young people and families and how counselling can help us reach a deeper level of self-awareness, creating a happier and more contented life.   

I love nature, I am so inspired by how creatures just get on with caring for themselves, they don't seem to get bogged down by all the emotional "baggage" that we can carry round, sometimes for years.  And counselling can help us achieve that too.

I came to counselling as a career change after working in finance.   I reached a point where my own emotional 'stuff' became too difficult to cope with and was leaking into my life and relationships.   Having counselling was, for me, so inspirational and healing, that it changed the course of my life. 

How I  work
I  am an Integrative Counsellor which means I will use my knowledge and experience from many styles of counselling to find the best for your needs.   And because I am  person-centred at heart, this means I won't tell you what to think or feel. I respect your feelings and your coping strategies, they have been important and helped you survive.   We can explore together if they are still helpful to you now.  Together, from a safe place, we can explore the issues that bring you to counselling.  We will work in a way and at the pace that is best for you.

I work with adults, couples, young people and families, and we work together towards your goal. 

What is Counselling?
Counselling is about having a safe, ethical and secure space in which to explore your feelings with the help of an experienced counsellor, who creates a warm, trusting and therapeutic relationship. I aim to help you feel safe and valued.

Through talking, and exploring your feelings, you can often see your issues from a different perspective, often more clearly.  I offer a space where you can speak freely and not be judged for your thoughts or feelings.

How can Counselling help me?
By talking and understanding what is going on inside yourself you can often see things from a different angle, see solutions to problems, change any unhelpful behaviours and the way you relate to others.  As you begin to feel the benefits of successful counselling you may find you have less negative self talk in your head.   You become empowered and more confident.

People come for counselling for many different reasons.  Sometimes we don't even know what we feel, we just know we want to feel better, happier.  Successful counselling feels like something has changed in a positive way. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications
BSc. in Therapeutic Counselling
H.E. Diploma in Person-Centred counselling and human relations - Distinction
Foundation Psychology

BACP Accreditation

BACP Certificate of Proficiency and Accredited.

Relate Couples Therapy

Systemic Practice (Post Grad Cert) - Family Counselling.


Training and Personal Development
Issues around sexual abuse
Issues surrounding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Creativity, Mental Health and Psychological Therapies
Working Together to Safeguard Children
An awareness of child abuse and neglect
Sex Offenders: Risk assessment and treatment
Child neglect and its effect
Inner Child
Child Sexual Abuse
Working Creatively with the Unconscious
Neglect
Impact of domestic violence
Forced Marriage
Issues of child Sexual Abuse
Working Therapeutically with Children and Young People to improve Emotional Wellbeing
Working with Relational Trauma: Attachment and Healthy Relationships
Impact of Domestic Violence
Psychological Therapies
Working with People who have a Perssonality Disorder
Child Sexual Exploitation
People Working in Child Mental Health
Rewind Technique
Narrative Therapy in Trauma and Abuse
Protecting Our Children from Grooming, FGM and Honor Based Violence
Childrens and Young Peoples Counselling
On-line counselling

Employment

I have much experience in working with survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence with both men and women and young people.

I have worked for NHS as a counsellor.

I have also working in a Secondary Schools, counselling within a multi-cultural setting.

I work at Relate. Working with individuals, couples and families.

Professional Memberships
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)  and work to their code of Ethics.

My ethos
I am fully committed to my own personal development and thoroughly enjoy the challenge of continually learning. I work ethically and adhere to the guidance in the BACP Ethical Framework.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Sudden loss
  • Anxiety
  • Multiple loss
  • Cultural issues
  • Inner Child
  • Guilt, shame
  • self-confidence
  • self-esteem
  • self-harm
  • Suicidal thoughts

Fees

Additional information

Sessions are between 50 and 60 minutes.

£50 per session.

£60 per session for couples

£70 per session for families

I work from Huddersfield HD3.

You can email me, I check my emails daily and will usually be able to contact you within 24 hours. 

You can also phone me, please leave a message if I can't pick up and I will return your call as soon as possible.

When I work

evenings and some mornings.

I can be quite flexible.

Further information

What happens in a session?
Some people find it easy to talk and value really feeling heard.  Others find it more comfortable to work more creatively.   The most important thing is that you feel as comfortable as possible.

Some examples of what I do

Anxiety and stress
Feeling overwhelmed.    Suffering from depression. Having panic attacks, post traumatic stress or flashbacks.  Feeling under pressure.  High levels of anxiety and stress.

Physical and mental health issues

How does your physical and/or mental health condition affect what you are going through?

Bereavement and loss
Trying to cope with the loss of a loved one.  Bereavement, Sudden loss, or multiple losses.  Termination or miscarriage.  Or struggling to adapt to a change in your life, illness, redundancy, moving, children moving out, the struggle of letting go in some way.

Trauma and Stress
Events in your life, which have left you traumatized and feeling like you can't cope with life now.  Physical, emotional, mental or sexual abuse and violence.  Adult or child abuse.

Anger management
Anger and Rage.  Feeling anger deep within, possibly at circumstances you feel unable to change.  Directed at others or yourself.   Feeling the 'monster' inside wants to break out of it's cage.  Self-harm.

Relationship Problems
Difficulties with relationships, marriage, separation, divorce.  Affairs or betrayals.  Problems with other members of the family.  Struggling with children or parents.  Issues with colleagues at work.

Low Self Esteem
Not believing in yourself, feeling you are "not good enough".  Feeling you are not accepted by others, or accepted only providing you behave in a certain way.  Not accepting yourself.  Feeling bullied.  Lacking self confidence.  Confidence building.  Depression, suicidal thoughts.

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Key details

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Online platforms

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