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MBACP, BA (Hons) - Integrative Counsellor

About me

I am an experienced integrative counsellor, working with clients of all ages (teens and adults) from all backgrounds with a variety of issues including anxiety, stress, miscarriage, bereavement, family and relationship problems, low self-esteem and sexual abuse.

In addition to supporting in these areas, I also have a unique and thorough understanding of the pressures and issues facing young people from low mood, anxiety, low self-esteem, grief to sexuality and academic stresses.

I understand how you may be unsure of what to expect or may feel apprehensive about beginning counselling sessions. That is why I offer a FREE 30-minute introductory call, where you can tell me about what is going on for you and ask any questions you may have. I will use this time to talk you through the counselling process and give you an understanding of how we might work together.

What is counselling?

Counselling provides the client with a unique space, to speak to someone unconnected with daily life, with someone who is truly listening. As if they are stood alongside you, helping to make sense of your experiences and feelings.  

Choosing the right counsellor for you

If you have made the decision to come to counselling, your next step will be choosing the right counsellor for you.

That is why I offer a free 30 minute meeting to help you decide.

To arrange you 30 minute taster please email or call me and we will arrange a suitable time. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
  • Registered member of the BACP

I have experience in working with young people and with adults.

I have worked in a high school setting, counselling young people from the age of 12 and currently work as a college counsellor. Young people often come into counselling with wide ranging issues from anxiety, low mood to family issues or bereavement. Counselling provides a space where these feelings and fears can be explored with someone unconnected with the young person's day to day life, it becomes a space where they can begin to understand their thought process.

My work with adults has included working with similar issues, and also involves working with a child bereavement charity where I worked with parents who had miscarried, or with parents whose child had died during labour. Counselling can provide a precious window into those lost moments, where we can value those memories and talk through the difficult feelings left behind.

I am a registered member of the BACP, which means I abide by an ethical framework constructed to keep the client safe. It also shows my clients I have undertaken a level of counselling training which is recognised by the BACP.

Member organisations


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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Muslim Counselling
  • Identity Issues
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Divorce
  • Child Loss.

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£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

I offer counselling face to face in Huddersfield, or over Zoom or Skype. My office in Huddersfield is 1.5 miles away from Huddersfield train station and has 2 steps to climb to access.

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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There are 2 steps to climb to access the counselling room.