Sometimes it feels like life has become too much, consumed with anxiety and stress not knowing in which direction to turn next. Trapped in a dark place which is scary and lonely! We try to get out of there but no matter how hard we try, we can't, we feel no one understands. It feels completely impossible and lonely. We feel people are becoming irritated with us or pretend to understand when really they don't. Some offer a shoulder to cry on but it doesn't feel enough. It almost feels like we are going mad. I can assure you that you're not and I would like to help you and work through these issues in order for you to live the happy fulfilling life that you deserve.
I mainly practice by doing home visits as I appreciate that sometimes its hard leaving the house when you're feeling low or leaving the house my not even be an option due to an illness or a disability.
I cover most of West Yorkshire and I am able to offer flexibility with appointments.
I offer a safe non-judgmental space for you to work through any concerns or issues you have confidentially. I will not judge you, after all its you that has to walk in your shoes.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means I work in line with their ethical framework and have all the sufficient qualifications and training in order to practice as a counsellor.
Counselling for me is not just a job, its a passion. I'm passionate about helping people find themselves. I am not directive and will not tell you how to live your life. We will explore together what works best for you. I believe you already have the answers and I will try help you find them.
I have a wealth of experience working in many areas. I have worked for many years supporting individuals who have been victims of sexual abuse and rape. Recent or historical. I have completed many hours of training in this area and in addition I have attended many rape trials supporting clients through this experience.
I am also experienced working with clients who suffer from general anxiety and depression, clients who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis or who have suffered a bereavement.
I also work with children using therapeutic play. I have worked with many children and young people covering a wide range of issues from low self-esteem, bullying, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, children who have gone through the care system and much more.
Organisations work/worked for include:
- Star Project (Surviving Trauma after Rape).
- Mosaic II.
- Cancer Support Yorkshire.
- Escayp - Emotional Support for Children and Young People.
- Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
- Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
- Level 2 , 3 and 4 in safeguarding.
- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Diploma in Autism Awareness
- Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
- Certificate of Registration - BACP
- ASSIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills.
- Impact of Parental Substance Misuse
- Child Trafficking
- Online Safety
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
Appointments last for 50 minutes and I can see you weekly or fortnightly at a convenient time that suits us both. How the appointments work will be discussed during the free initial telephone consultation I offer.
I offer long and short term work and discounts are offered for block bookings.
Individual home visits - £40
I am able to offer flexible appointments including evenings and Saturdays.
Don't suffer alone, please call me and let me share this journey with you. Calling me is the first step towards helping yourself, acknowledging that you want to come out of that dark place and try find the light again.
Its important for me that you feel comfortable otherwise the therapeutic process will not work. Therefore I will place no pressure on yourself to book an appointment, what's important is that you find the right counsellor for you.
If you decide I am the right counsellor for you and that I fit your needs I will endeavour to work ethically and sensitively with you at all times, respecting and empathising with your pain.