MBACP, ACAT Pract, SFHypnotherapist & Supervisor
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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)
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
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.
When I work
I work from home on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and some Saturday mornings.