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About me

Hi, I am a qualified integrative counsellor working with adults and children from Hamilton Square in Birkenhead Wirral as well as Stanlaw Abbey Business Centre, Dover Dr. Ellesmere Port. I provide a confidential service within a sensitive, warm and safe space for you to explore your own situation.

How counselling can help?

I believe that a secure therapeutic relationship allows connection to the true self, beliefs and values. It can also support finding greater peace of mind. Together we can discuss your concerns and look at your experiences in a non-judgmental, accepting environment. I will not make decisions for you or impose my own opinion as I believe each person holds their own solutions within themselves.

Counselling is for people challenged with mental health, of course it is. But it is for people that are struggling with, anxiety, with life, with relationships, with self esteem, and with communication that could do with some help BEFORE it becomes a mental health issue.

I provide support for people suffering with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement, self esteem, bullying, self harm, suicidal thoughts and more. If you need to find some space to talk to someone about your situation or how you feel, please contact me and I should be able to offer you an appointment within a few days. I provide a free, 30-minute no obligation consultation in which we can look at your main concerns. Whether therapy can help depends, in my opinion, on the relationship between us. The consultation will help us to establish if we can work together therapeutically and to go through what counselling can offer you in more detail. If you find it difficult to get to Birkenhead I am also doing phone and SKYPE counselling sessions.

I work closely with another counsellor as VIEW Counselling and Psychotherapy which provides an advantage of choice. Please visit our website to find out more.

A bit about me

I find people very interesting and feel very privileged to be in a position where I get to be let in to peoples most private spaces and share a short time in their life. I get to witness how they transform, to be present in the room when my clients get those amazing light bulb moments, those new points of awareness, when new perspectives are being made clear. I always have your best interest at heart.

Doing this for a few years now I feel very lucky to do a job that I absolutely love, a job I currently do for free (volunteering) as well as with paid clients, I have an insatiable thirst to learn more and more techniques and modalities, increase my own awareness and expand my skills.

I am a Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS check.

I provide counselling in English and Hebrew

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy level 7 at University of Salford.

Certificate in Counselling Skills by Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) level 2.

Certificate in Counselling Children Level 4

Solution Focused Therapy Level 3

Other training & CPD

  • DBT Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills training
  • DBT Suicide Protocol for Assessing and Managing Risk
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Transactional Analysis – 101
  • CBT module via University of Salford
  • Group Therapy Facilitator
  • Understanding Dissociative Disorder
  • Anger Management
  • Inner child
  • Introduction to NLP

Member organisations

BACP

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I also work with young people

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Fees

Additional information

I offer 30 minutes free consultation without any obligation.

Up to an hour counselling sessions are £50.

It is requested that all fees are paid a week in advance in cash or bank transfer prior to session.

Limited concessionary places are available for seniors, students and unemployed.

Cancellations

Cancellation of appointments is to be given within 24 hrs notice.  If a session is missed without notification or same day notification the full fee may be charged.

When I work

Available Monday to Saturday am and pm please contact me to discuss your availability

View Counselling & Psychotherapy, 47 Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, CH41 5AR

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

Hebrew

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