I understand the daily frustration of living with depression and anxiety. Having had counselling myself, I know how it feels to sit in front of a stranger and talk about my inner most feelings. I'm here to accompany and encourage you on your own personal journey.
I specialise in person-centred counselling which means that during a session, you'll work with me by talking through issues, key events, concerns, behaviours and how you’re feeling...anything that’s bothering you. I immerse myself into your world to understand your perspective. I offer a safe and encouraging environment, one where you aren’t judged, so that you feel accepted and “held”. You’re then able to piece things together that may not have been clear before; acknowledge aspects of your behaviour; work through any hurt and get to a point where you feel capable to move forward and live your life.
As well as the talking aspect, I can also provide practical techniques to support you outside of our sessions.
Everybody who comes to counselling has different aims and outcomes that they want to achieve. Regardless of your reasons for seeking counselling, I believe it can enable you to reach your potential; help you to process your experiences and have a healthy mindset and behaviours; help you to fulfil whatever you desire; help you to develop a relationship with yourself; help you be the master in your own life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied for a total of 4 years and gained a Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
For the last 3 years I have worked with 1Point at St George's Centre in Bolton, dealing with NHS and self-referrals and supporting people with mental health concerns. Alongside this, I've conducted private sessions for the past 2 years where I've dealt with a variety of topics and issues.
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 offer an initial 30-minute consultation free of charge. This can be conducted face-to-face or via phone/online to ensure that everything is the right fit for you. If you decide to start sessions, they are charged at £45 per session. Concessions may also be available depending on your circumstances, so please discuss this with me during the consultation.
Concessions offered for
I work with all adults over the age of 18.
Face-to-face sessions are available at my office space in Manchester Royal Exchange, situated in St. Ann's Square in Manchester city centre, or in Wigan.
Remote sessions are conducted via phone, Zoom or FaceTime.