I am a UKCP registered therapeutic counsellor with experience of working with a range of issues both privately and within the NHS. I am empathic and non-judgemental in my approach and believe in the importance of providing a safe space for individuals to explore issues and find what is right for them. I work with a range of issues such as abuse, anxiety, bereavement, low self esteem, relationship problems, work related stress. My approach is integrative and is guided by the needs of the individual. I am also a mindfulness practitioner and teach individuals how to use mindfulness and meditation to manage difficulties and live fuller, richer lives. I offer short term and longer term therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Breathworks Living Well Accredited Trainer
I have worked both privately and within a GP practice and have seven year's post qualifying experience. I have also been teaching meditation for five years and leading mindfulness sessions for stress, depression and anxiety since 2011.
I also specialise in working with clients experiencing eating distress and eating disorders.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I am able to offer sessions during office hours, evenings and weekends