I am a BACP Accredited Person Centred Counsellor, EMDR therapist and Couples counsellor with experience of working in education, charities and the NHS. I co-own the Wellbeing Centre @ Buckshaw, where I work from comfortable, modern counselling rooms, with parking, on Buckshaw Village, near Chorley.
I am Enhanced DBS checked.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed my Post Graduate Diploma in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Cumbria in 2014, following on from Levels 1, 2 and 3 in Person Centred Counselling and Listening Skills and my degree in Pure and Applied Philosophy
I have completed EMDR Association Accredited Training, Parts 1 to 3, and I undertake ongoing CPD including working with EMDR with dissociative process. I am a member of the EMDR Association UK and Ireland.
I have experience of working in charities, specialising in bereavement work and trauma, in particular sexualised trauma, and of working in a primary school setting, and Further Education.
I recently left the NHS to work in private practice, but my experience of the NHS was working with children and young people, from age 11-25. In this role I completed all mandatory training for this including Safeguarding for Children and Vulnerable Adults, and had experience of working with children and young people that had experience of the social care system.
I have completed suicide awareness training.
Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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I charge £45 per hour for counselling sessions and offer a free initial assessment that lasts approximately 30 minutes, where you can talk through your counselling needs, and see if you feel comfortable working with me.
EMDR sessions lasting 60 or 90 minutes and cost £60 per hour. I offer EMDR as a stand alone therapy, or as an adjunct therapy alongside counselling.
Couples counselling sessions last 60 minutes and cost £55.
I also offer relationship counselling sessions, lasting 60 minutes and costing £55, for clients that wish to work with another family member eg. parent and child or siblings.
I work for some private health insurance companies including BUPA.
I have been working as a counsellor for 5 years, and have experience of working with different age groups from the age of 5 upwards.
I have worked in private practice, for charities and also within educational settings and the NHS. I have worked with clients who are experiencing mild, moderate and more severe and complex mental health concerns, with concerns ranging from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, sexuality and identity, suicidality, trauma, bereavement amongst others.
My particular experience is of working with the impact of trauma, in particular sexualised trauma and bereavement, or an accumulation of traumatic experience. I am qualified in EMDR and able to use this as an adjunct therapy to counselling, incorporating techniques for managing overwhelming feelings in order for clients to feel safe in working together.
I work from a Person Centred Approach, informed by attachment and trauma theory. I offer a supportive, compassionate and reliable space where clients can safely explore their experiences.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
We have parking available on site, and our premises are on the ground floor, so easily accessible for wheel chair users.
Daytime, Evening and some Weekend appointments available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|