MA, Reg MBACP Counsellor Counselling & Wellbeing Coach
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I have almost 20 years of experience of accompanying people on their journey to understand themselves better, develop new ways of managing their emotional and mental health and create more satisfying relationships and futures.
As a result of experiences during the past 2 years, all of my services are currently offered via secure, confidential online platforms or by telephone.
I offer you warm, compassionate, professional support to help you manage life events, emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties and the impact of conditions such as ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia on your mental health.
Life events such as.
- loss, divorce and separation,
- living with chronic ill-health,
- significant life changes
Emotional wellbeing and mental health difficulties such as,
- depression and low mood
- mood swings
- low self-esteem or low-confidence
- COVID-19 lockdown recovery
Managing the impact on your mental health of conditions such as,
The impact of all of the above are individual to each of us because of a combination of personal life history and circumstances, personality and current life situation.
This can lead to further feelings of isolation and confusion. The good news is that you do not have to continue to struggle on alone and that change is possible.
The services that I offer take account of your unique differences but also allow you to take advantage of my long experience of working with others in similar situations.
Together we can work together to create a tailored approach to achieve the outcomes you want for a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
Why not try a free 15-min consultation without obligation to help you decide if you would like to arrange further sessions.
Call 07805 866917 or email to arrange.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a professionally trained and registered counsellor with many years of experience working with people across all life stages.
During this time I have worked in the NHS, other health and voluntary sector organisations and education as a counsellor, non-medical mental health adviser, trainer and educator.
- 2005: MA in Counselling Studies: York University St University
- 2003: Graduate Diploma In Counselling: York St. John University
- Safeguarding Children and Young People
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
I have completed regular additional continuous professional development training in line with the requirements of my professional registration.
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 am also an experienced non-medical mental health mentor and can offer emotional and mental health coaching for a range of issues and conditions such as anxiety, low- mood, unstable moods, ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia etc, for people who want to be able to improve their abilities to manage their day to day difficulties more effectively.
Please contact me for further details.
From £35.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Adults (over 18): £50 per hour (concessions see below)
Family sessions: (Bereavement & loss only) dependent on income.
- Concessions are available for low-income, key workers, students, trainee counsellors and unemployed
Please feel free to ask about fees tailored to your circumstances.
When I work
The hours indicated are a rough guide. I am happy to discuss your individual needs, subject to my availability, at your first session.
I offer online sessions via a secure online platform to provide you with a high quality, modern but personal service that fits in with your lifestyle and diary.
I make every effort to replicate the face to face experience by using up to date technology including high quality HD camera and microphone and I conduct all sessions from my dedicated private office.
I can also offer telephone sessions in some cases as appropriate.
I can offer evening and weekend appointments and am happy to offer long or short term work to suit your needs.