How I work
I am a qualified, BACP registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. I am a humanistic, integrative practitioner. This means my relationship with you is my priority in our work. I use different techniques to focus on you and your needs. Enabling you to reach your therapeutic goals.
I work to the BACP ethics and guidelines and offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space. The space and time are yours to explore and reflect on what you chose.
In our first session together we will explore your aims in counselling and I will complete an assessment with you. This will help us to understand how best we can move forward in sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Leeds Beckett University.
I have experience of counselling men and women aged 17 to 80 years with a range of issues. I have counselling experience from work at Leeds Mind and Dayspring Counselling in Leeds. I have experience of both long and short term work.
Prior to a career in Counselling I have an advice background. I spent 12 years providing debt advice for a Charity based in Leeds.
I engage in regular Supervision to work with you to the best of my ability and I am committed to my ongoing development and learning.
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
My fees are £45 per session. I offer a 10% discount for students. I also offer a 10% discount for block bookings of 5 sessions or more.
I offer a free 20 minute consultation over the phone for us to asses how we could work together, towards your aims of counselling.
Sessions last 50 minutes and are usually on a weekly basis, although I am happy to discuss any other options.
The amount of sessions you require is flexible and can be reviewed throughout our work together.