Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, not good enough or really sad? Are you struggling to work out what is bothering you? Or are you not sure where to start? Whatever your reasons I can help.
I am warm, calm and compassionate. Clients have told me I am easy to trust and feel comfortable to share things they have never told people before.
I am passionate about the work I do and I can offer you a confidential, safe place where you will be accepted as you are, to explore the issues you are facing, and find a way forward. Drawing from my experience we can find out what works best for you. I believe everyone has the ability to change and reach their full potential. You are the expert in your own life and we can work together at your pace, to find a way forward.
How I work
I have experience in working with people with a whole range of issues such as anxiety, low mood, worry, depression, confidence and self-esteem issues, bullying, panic, grief, loss, (including loss through a health diagnosis) trauma, parenting issues, marital issues, isolation and self-sabotage.
My training and experience has taught me that relationships are significant. This includes challenges you may be facing in your relationships as a parent, child, partner, friend, at work or at home, but also the way you and I may work together.
I work one to one with adults aged 18 and over, offering short and long term therapy at Align Healthcare (next door to the old Orchard Therapy Centre) in Horsforth, North Leeds, a comfortable, calm setting where you will receive a warm welcome in a safe place.
If you would like to book a free 20-minute introductory chat online on Zoom, or on the phone, or meet for a first session please call, text or email me. We can discuss any questions, fears or concerns you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified, experienced psychotherapist/counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I work using a relational model applying an integrative approach making use of a range of different models of therapy including transactional analysis, creative therapies, person centred, CBT and Gestalt.
I am fully committed to being the best I can be and am guided by the BACP ethical framework which underpins all my work with my client’s wellbeing being at the centre. I also receive regular clinical supervision.
- M.A. in Psychotherapy
- Postgraduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Postgraduate diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring
- Ongoing continued professional development
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
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
I am available Tuesdays on Zoom, Wednesdays and Thursdays face to face
- I have professional indemnity and personal liability insurance.
- I am ICO registered
- I have an up-to-date enhanced DBS certificate.