I am a person-centred counsellor with 24 years post qualification experience and a qualified supervisor of counsellors.
What does person-centred mean? For me it means that I will do my upmost to offer you profound, genuine empathic understanding, combined with warmth, acceptance and deep respect. It means not taking your trust for granted, but earning it by being sensitive, consistent, reliable and relating to you with ethical integrity. I will resist diagnosing and labeling you, or telling you how to run your life, as I regard you to be the best expert on how you're feeling.
Together we can explore whatever may be troubling you in such a way that you gain self awareness, feel freer in expressing yourself and continue the journey of becoming the person you would like to be. I have many years experience working with a range of issues, but always stay true to working with you as a person, not a problem. If person-centred therapy is not for you I am more than happy to discuss your needs and refer you to an appropriate colleague. My practice is flexible and I am able to offer a limited number of Saturday and evening appointments.
As well as offering counselling and supervision, I also have many years experience teaching and training counselling and counselling skills and lecture in counselling and psychotherapy at a north west university. I have designed and developed bespoke training workshops for a diverse range of helping professionals. As a member of BACP I am bound by its ethical framework and complaints procedures.
Training, qualifications & experience
Certificate in Counselling Skills (1994)
Diploma in Counselling (1996: BACP accredited course)
Advanced Person-Centred Practice Development (2000)
Diploma in Casework Supervision (2003)
MA Counselling (2008)
Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling (2016)
24 years post-qualification counselling experience
17 years experience supervising counsellors
22 years teaching and training experience
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Existential angst and meaning of life
£35 per one hour session/concessions available dependent on circumstances.