We each face difficult and distressing times in our life; it can be hard to know which way to turn in order to reach support - please don’t suffer in silence.
I can provide a safe place in which you may discuss your thoughts and feelings with somebody that is empathic, won't judge you and will keep everything that you say confidential.
There are no check lists as to what is suitable to bring; you may be feeling sad, struggling with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, a current difficulty, loss or change. It may be that you're unsure as to what is causing you to feel a sense of unease, unhappiness and dissatisfaction with life.
Anything that is troubling you, no matter how big or small an issue is worth exploring.
My aim is to work with you, get to know you and together reach an understanding of your struggle.
We can explore your ways of responding to your self and situation, look at what has been helping you and what is serving you no purpose. Through reaching a better understanding we can look at areas in which you may wish to make changes in order to ease distress, reach some peace and improve your day to day life and emotional well being.
*Things may have been a certain way for a long time but that doesn't mean they have to stay this way.*
As an integrative therapist I am able to use several schools of thought in order to adapt to your needs.
I offer long and short term counselling either face to face, by telephone or online to individual adults- I am located rurally in Drax, between Selby and Goole. My consulting room is very comfortable and welcoming with private parking offering a discreet and personal service.
In order to help with your decision I offer a free 30 minute session in which we can meet, gather a sense of each other and determine whether counselling and I as a counsellor can be of help to you.
Please do contact me if you would like to arrange our first meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BACP Registered British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
- BA(HONS) Integrative Counselling- Roehampton University - 2012
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling studies - Counselling Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills- Counselling Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body
- Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills- Counselling Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body
I have provided counselling in a variety of settings including an agency that worked with GP general referrals, an agency that provided support to homeless ex military and an agency that provided counselling to struggling parents/families.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Additionally I recognise the upset and difficulties associated with pet bereavement.
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer an initial non chargeable 30 minute session to give you the opportunity to meet me and gain a sense of how I work.
Should you choose to begin counselling then subsequent sessions would last one hour and cost £45.
Sessions will where possible be held weekly; I’m able to be flexible with regards to shift work etc.
I am able to offer appointments week days, evenings and weekends.
Seeking Counselling may understandably feel very daunting.
The fact that you're reading this means that things are difficult- it also means that you are taking positive steps to improve things for yourself and reach support.
I look forward to hearing from you and would like to let you know that during the counselling journey you will not be alone.