✔️ After an extremely busy few months I currently have some limited availability to see new clients.
I am passionate about my work and strongly believe that working therapeutically at an early stage, when issues first become apparent, can help to prevent further mental health difficulties in a person's future.
Therapy seeks to provide greater self-awareness and understanding, in turn enabling a person to develop positive coping strategies to carry forward into their future.
I work with adults and young people, bringing a wide range of diverse issues, to overcome their difficulties within a safe and secure therapeutic relationship, in a way which they can understand - and most importantly, feel understood.
Issues brought by the young people I work with are often similar to the issues that adults bring however, because young people are often in a completely different headspace to that of an adult, they often find it more difficult to explore their experience without specialist support.
I am an integrative therapist working from a relational framework: this means that I am trained to use different types of therapy whilst maintaining the focus on the quality of the therapeutic relationship.
In addition to 1 to 1 talking therapies, I often use a range of creative and play therapy techniques with young people. Working in this way enables young people to express what is troubling them when they may not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and emotions.
I am fully qualified to post-graduate level and experienced in work with adults, children and adolescents.
In addition to private work I have worked in association with Fortis Therapy and Training in Grimsby, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, The Samaritans and within local primary and secondary schools.
I base my private work from the Cleethorpes Business Centre in Humberston, Grimsby. The centre offers on-site parking, a waiting area and a cafe area and is currently working in a Covid secure way.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. This recognises that my training and practice is of a high standard and meets the requirements of the Professional Standards Authority. I work according to the BACP Ethical Framework, and attend regular supervision in accordance with this.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited). Leeds Beckett University.
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Interpersonal Skills. Leeds Beckett University
- Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents. Lindum College.
- BA (Hons) 2:1 Classification. University of Manchester.
In addition I undertake regular Continued Professional Development which has included the following:
- Anxiety and depression.
- Disordered eating.
- Bereavement and loss.
- Substance misuse - drug and alcohol awareness.
- Impact of sexual abuse.
- Working with suicidal clients.
- Working with shame.
- Working with children and young people.
- Play therapy and sand tray work.
- Creative therapy.
- Lego Therapy.
- Confidentiality, privacy and safety.
- Safeguarding children.
- Safeguarding adults.
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
£40.00 per session
I have a flat rate fee of £40 per session.
Young people: Normally, the first stage would be to meet with the client/young person (and/or if appropriate, the parent(s)/carer) to look at the issues that are being presented, gather any information that I may think will be useful to know, along with specific goals and expectations. The young person would then attend sessions on a one-to-one basis. I may also meet with parents during and at the end of counselling, if appropriate.
Sessions: Adults 50 minutes/Young People 40-50 minutes depending on age and capacity of the client.
(Payment to be made in cash during session, or by bank transfer prior to session. Many thanks).
After a busy few months, I currently have some availability to see new clients.
Due to the nature of my work I may not be able to answer your call immediately however, please do leave me a message and I will call you back as soon as my client work allows. Alternatively, please send me an email with your contact details.
Available for school work and work affiliated with other organisations.