About me

Based in York, I am a BACP registered counsellor, offering face to face and online sessions. You may be experiencing depression or anxiety, going through a major change in your life, or struggling to be hopeful about the future. By putting you and your unique experience at the centre of our work together, I integrate a range of approaches to help you get to the emotional core of your problems and find a way forward. This is all within the framework of a caring and supportive relationship, where you can feel safe in talking about your issues.

I am experienced in working people with a wide range of presenting problems, including addictions, grief and loss, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties.  I am also skilled in helping people to process and recover from traumatic events, including experiences of physical or sexual abuse. My approach is to create a supportive environment to help you explore your experiences, at a pace that feels manageable and safe. Informed by by own life journey, I feel particularly able to help you navigate major life changes and the experience of loss and uncertainty involved. 

With additional BACP certified training in online and telephone therapy,  you can be guaranteed a high level of service to suit your needs and preferred way of working.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am professionally qualified with a postgraduate diploma in counselling from York St University. I have an additional qualification in online/telephone counselling (BACP certified).

In addition to my private practice, I lecture on the BA in Counselling and Mental Health course at York St John University.

I also have a degree and two post-graduate qualifications from my first career in music. 

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Based on my own life experience, I offer support in life transitions, to help you process the loss and difficulty in change - this could be through relationships, work, or other significant life events.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I charge £45 per hour and offer face-to-face, telephone and zoom appointments. I offer a free 15 minute consultation over zoom or telephone, for you to ensure we are the right fit and to discuss what you would like to work on.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Further information

I operate from Regus offices in Clifton Moor, York. In addition, I work via Zoom and the telephone.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Zoom