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BSc MBACP (Accred)

About me

I am a friendly and professionally qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist.

I help clients with the following:-

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Trauma & Abuse - including childhood sexual abuse
  • Stress - including work related stress
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Bereavement & Loss
  • Issues of Gender and Sexuality
  • Life changes like divorce or separation

I work with individuals, couples and young people (aged 16+).

I am also a registered and recognised provider of psychotherapy/counselling with Aviva and Vitality Health.

Why do people choose counselling and how can I help?

People decide to come to counselling for many differing reasons, for example, a specific issue, such as anxiety, depression or relationship problems that are causing concern.

On the other hand, you may feel that you are not living the life you want and are uncertain how to get it.

However, I feel one of the main reasons is the need to talk to an objective person, confidentially. It can be useful to speak to a trained professional, who can be impartial and objective, as opposed to family and friends, who may wish to influence you with their own feelings and opinions.

Clients tell me this is one of the main aspects that they appreciate the most of our sessions, as well as an ability to see their situation with a new clarity.

​Counselling can help you find your own inner voice, as well as your own capacity for strength and healing.

​Often taking the first step is difficult; however the process of being listened to, attentively, with respect and without judgment, can have a profound impact on how you are able to manage and make sense of the difficulties that you may be experiencing, and in finding the solutions that you seek.

​The process of therapy may not be able to change your situation or difficulties, but can help you realise your own inner strength in order to cope better and help you to make positive changes in your life.

What is the next step?

Call, text or email me and I will be happy to answer any questions that you have, or we can arrange an initial session so that we can meet, and you can tell me about the issue that brings you to counselling.

At this first session I will suggest how we could potentially work on this issue together and how long that I estimate it could take, and you can decide if you feel you want to book further sessions going forward.

I have a natural, relaxed approach and aim to make you feel as comfortable as possible.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • BSc Therapeutic Counselling (Leeds Beckett University)
  • Diploma HE Counselling & Psychotherapy (Leeds Beckett University)
  • Foundation Year in Organisational Transactional Analysis - The Berne Institute
  • Diploma in Supervision - Leeds Centre for Psychological Development (in progress)

Experience

In addition to private practice, I have worked for two counselling organisations in Yorkshire, Open Minds Counselling in Doncaster and Wellspring Therapy & Training in Harrogate. I also provide counselling on behalf of a local charity, supporting young people who have been victims of crime.

Prior to training and qualifying as a counsellor, I have worked within large corporate organisations, the third sector and small start up companies, as well as being self-employed overseas. Having worked in both employee and management roles, I understand the issues involved in both these settings, and how they can impact on your mental and physical wellbeing.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

From £50.00 to £75.00

Additional information

Individual sessions cost £50 and last for an hour.

Couples counselling £55 for one hour or £75 for an hour and a half.

When I work

I offer flexible appointments, day, evening and weekends available.

Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1HQ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Counselling room on the 1st and 2nd floor.

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

Currently offering supervision at a reduced rate as I have recently completed a Diploma in Supervision and need to build my hours. ​

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