I have over 10 years experience working in the NHS helping people address a wide range of issues. I offer counselling and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) as appropriate helping people explore their difficulties in a safe and supportive way. My integrative counselling training combined with my previous career in the private sector enables me to be very flexible and adaptive to the needs or preferences of the client and the issue being addressed.
I am a qualified integrative counsellor and also trained in EMDR which is an approach for addressing the consequences of trauma. I am an accredited, registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and an EMDR Europe Accredited Clinical Supervisor and Consultant.
I am trained in EFT which can also be used to address a wide range of issues with the advantage that you can be taught how to assist yourself with the technique.
I am also a qualified counselling supervisor; I am a member of the therapist network for Leeds University and Leeds Beckett University and offer clinical supervision to students and counsellors.
I can offer EMDR supervision to other EMDR therapists including those working towards accreditation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling – Leeds University (2003)
- Graduate Diploma Counselling – York St. John (2005)
- TA101 (2005)
- EMDR Practitioner Training (2007)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision – Leeds University (2009)
- BACP Accreditation (2010)
- EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner (2010)
- EMDR Consultant Training (2014)
- EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant (2015)
I have over 10 years experience of working in the NHS in the GP practice environment and have worked with clients experiencing a wide range of issues including the consequences of a difficult upbringing, bereavement, stress, depression and anxiety. My particular experience of using EMDR to help clients who have suffered psychological trauma enables me to bring a specialised approach to processing and resolving the symptoms of such events including childhood abuse, phobias, shame, nightmares and more unusual symptoms such as phantom limb pain which can be difficult to address using other therapies.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Initial consultation £50 (free for student)
Counselling student supervision £40/hour
Other charges dependent upon nature of work and subject to discussion.
I work with clients and supervisees online using Zoom. Client appointments are on Monday mornings and supervisee appointments are on Wednesday afternoons.
I offer an initial, no charge, technical session to help anyone who is unfamiliar with Zoom.