Counselling is about getting to know your real self and finding ways to manage difficulties and develop your strengths. I offer a safe space where you can find your unique way to feel better and to succeed.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a B.Sc. in Psychology and Counselling, and a PGDip in Applied Psychology (Therapies), both from the University of Salford, as well as an MA in Counselling from the University of Manchester.
My approach is integrative and draws on a range of models, including Person-Centred Therapy, Compassionate Mind Approach and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I have specialist training and experience in working with people affected by sexual abuse.
I have experience and understanding of working with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and helping develop skills in social communication and emotion regulation.
I also have experience in working with people suffering with depression, anxiety, employment and relationship difficulties and learning difficulties.
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’m not available on phone or email from Friday night until Saturday night each week. Do leave a message or send an email and I’ll get back to you Saturday night.