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Sometimes when going through a difficult time it can be easier to talk to someone who doesn't know you, won’t judge you or tell you what to do.
The counselling relationship is confidential and gives you the space to say things you may not usually feel comfortable saying for fear of being judged or upsetting loved ones.
You may not completely understand the way you are feeling, and you may find it useful having someone to guide you through an exploration of your feelings and thoughts.
It is important for you as the client to feel safe, in a trusting, honest and supportive relationship with your counsellor. The strength of the relationship itself is essential for the counselling process and for this reason it is really important that you find the right counsellor for you.
Counselling can help with: relationship problems, anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self esteem, eating disorders, self harming, work related worries, stress, trauma, divorce, poor health, anger.
Counselling is not just about listening, or about giving advice. The counselling relationship provides a secure base from which you can explore difficult feelings, experiment with different ways of being and start to make changes or work towards goals.
I offer individual counselling in Huddersfield for ages 14+. Please don't hesitate to contact me for more information about what I can offer, and my current availability.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started training as a counsellor at Leeds Metropolitan University where I completed the CertHE in Interpersonal and Counselling skills. I completed my training with the DiplomaHE in Therapeutic Counselling, also at Leeds Metropolitan.
The core approach I work from is the Relational Approach which maintains that the relationship between client and counsellor is of key importance.
I may use other tools or theories where I deem it may be of use in a session. I’ve found working creatively in particular has been beneficial with a number of different clients.
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and therefore I work to their ethical standards. I am working towards BACP accreditation.
In addition to my private practice I have gained over 3 years experience from working at Bradford Counselling Services; a project in Bradford City Centre offering counselling for all ages and various issues.
I have also worked for a service delivering telephone counselling and coaching to clients suffering with long term health conditions. The service aimed to provide support and motivation to those struggling with their diagnosis, with the aim to improve their management of their condition and improve their general sense of well being. This really developed my interest in working with clients with long term health conditions.
I also work as an Associate Counsellor for GamCare, working with clients who suffer with an addiction to Gambling, or the affected family members of the addict. Should you be interested in working with me via GamCare please contact their national helpline 0808 8020 133.
Currently I also work in an agency offering EAP telephone counselling to various employers.
Other courses I have completed include but are not limited to: Bradford Bereavement Support training course, Transactional Analysis (TA101), Basic Awareness in Domestic Abuse, CAMHS Introduction to Children and Young People.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am particularly interested in working with clients struggling with long term health conditions, either pre or post diagnosis. I have worked in this area and feel very passionate about offering support for people undergoing physical health problems.
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
£45 for a 50 minute session
When I work
I have day time and evening appointments available. I do try to be flexible where possible so please contact me for up to date availability.
If I am not available to take your call, please leave a voicemail with a brief message and contact details, and I will return your call as soon as I am able.
Alternatively send me an email and we can arrange a time to talk.
At present, due to COVID19 I am only offering online (Zoom) and telephone counselling sessions. I will reassess the situation at the end of September - I have a waiting list for those wanting to wait for face to face appointments and would be happy to contact you when this time comes.