I know that starting the journey of self discovery is often daunting. I hope to support this journey and with a thorough assessment find the best solutions for you as an individual.
I am an experienced counsellor, psychotherapist and solution focused hypnotherapist. I work in higher education and have a private practice.
I recently worked in a university setting with staff and students before my retirement. My earlier background is in the NHS as part of a primary mental health setting. I also coordinated Trafford bereavement service holding a specialism in this areas. I have worked in GP surgeries across a broad range of personal issues. I also supervise other therapists.
I offer a range of therapeutic interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT, Cognitive Analytical Therapy CAT and Solution focused Hypnotherapy SfH. Through a detailed assessment I will help you decide which intervention best suits your difficulties and your personality.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a therapist for 25 years. I have been part of a primary Mental Health team in the NHS for 10 years. I have also been part of The University of Manchester counselling service for 17 years.
I am a fully accredited member of the BACP.
I am a CAT practitioner. I hold a post graduate diploma in Cognitive analytical therapy. ACAT
I am trained in CBT.
I hold a diploma in Bereavement and Loss.
I am trained in Solution focussed therapy.
I am a solution focussed hypnotherapist.
I am a hypnotherapist.
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.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer solution focussed hypnotherapy for a wide range of anxiety disorders and phobias.
£50.00 per session
I charge £50 per hour.
I offer a free short consultation.
I work from home on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and some Saturday mornings.