Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
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Life events made me reconsider my career and take the decision to train to be a counsellor. I bring my experience of facing my own challenges to my counselling, along with the skills I’ve acquired through my counselling training both in the UK and Canada. I was born in Lancashire, but I’ve lived much my life abroad. Before becoming a counsellor, I worked as a diversity and inclusion manager in a large professional services firm. I've also worked for the UK Civil Service, and as a English as a foreign language teacher. I am now undertaking advanced counselling training in psychosexual therapy.
My approach to counselling
Life tests us all the time. You may also be grieving, losing a job, coming to terms with a physical or mental health condition, facing the end of a meaningful relationship, becoming a parent, or having to move home. Life's tests may cause us to lose a secure sense of who we are, and give us the feeling that we can't quite cope.
I offer a safe, caring and non-judgemental space to help you find a way back to yourself, or discover a sense of self that feels right for where you are now. My approach provides you with the right environment to reflect and gain the self-awareness you need to find your way forward. Through counselling you can discover your strengths, increase resilience and develop an acceptance that will help you deal with life’s challenges.
Grief counselling is my specialist area, but I welcome anyone facing a life event that needs the opportunity to be heard and understood.
My approach to psychosexual counselling
You sense that your lack of desire, difficulties with sexual function, experience of sexual trauma, relationship with your body and sex, or how you understand yourself sexually is causing you distress. If it feels like it’s time to address that struggle, I offer you the space to explore that most intimate aspect of your life. I work with empathy and respect, letting you set the pace as you reflect on your sexual life and its connection to your sense of self. Within that counselling space you can discover your beliefs and assumptions about sex and sexuality and determine how they serve you. You can then develop a deeper and more accepting understanding of your sexual self that will enhance your sense of who you are.
Training, qualifications & experience
As well as my private counselling practice, I have been volunteer counsellor at Liverpool Bereavement Service for over 3 years. I have worked at Liverpool’s Rotunda counselling service as a general counsellor. I am also a Samaritan listening volunteer.
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Continuing training workshops and courses
Mental Health First Aid England
Working with Bereaved Clients
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Person Centred Expressive Art Therapy
Human Givens – Couples Counselling
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
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
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I charge £50 per 50 minute in person session, £38 per 50 minute remote session.
When I work
Professional code of conduct
As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) I adhere to the BACP’s ethical framework for counsellors. This ensures that my clients receive a recognised professional standard of service that puts clients first.
Please contact me by e-mail or phone to ask me more about counselling and if it’s right for you, about my practice, and to see if you’d like to work with me.