Hello, and a warm welcome to you. As an experienced psychotherapist I appreciate how difficult it can be to reach out for help, so I would like to commend you for your courage in taking this first step.
You may be going through a hard time emotionally due to anxiety, depression or relationship difficulties. You may have been struggling with an emotional problem for many years or be feeling stressed, anxious or generally overwhelmed. Whatever your reasons, it is important that you feel comfortable enough to talk through your difficulties with the right person.
I am an integrative psychotherapist, counsellor and supervisor supporting adults and young people (13-18 years old), including those with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, loss, grief, trauma and abuse, relationship issues, life transitions and work/life balance. My aim is to create a safe and supportive counselling environment that allows you to explore your concerns, develop a deeper understanding of your experiences, emotions and thoughts and enables you to work towards the positive and lasting changes you want in your life.
I have successfully completed psychotherapy and counselling training from two prestigious UK institutions: Metanoia Institute (London) and Northern Guild (Newcastle-upon-Tyne).
The safety of all my clients, and their information, is assured: I am a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the BACP; have Professional Indemnity Insurance; am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO); and have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate.
Covid - 19: I offer on-line video or telephone counselling to new clients. Please get in touch to discuss ways in which I can support you at this time.
I am wholly committed to providing a fully accessible service and welcome individuals of any gender, ethnicity, sexuality, cultural background, age, ability and lifestyle.
I offer a free 30 minute initial appointment so you can meet me and ask any questions you may have before deciding if counselling with me is right for you.
For those who need or prefer it, I also offer therapy and supervision via the internet on a secure platform including 'Gotomeeting' or Zoom.
Training, qualifications & experience
I’m a Psychotherapist at an NHS Eating Disorders service in Stockport, Greater Manchester.
I have a counselling private practice in my own home in New Mills, Derbyshire in a dedicated counselling room.
Additionally, I supervise counsellors, psychotherapist and counselling students on university and college counselling courses.
In addition, I held a counselling position at South Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust counselling adults with mild to moderate mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.
Previously, I was an Integrative Psychotherapist at a hospice in Chapel-en-le-Frith counselling bereaved adults and children or those with life-limiting illness.
I was a School Counsellor with Place2Be in Manchester for two years 2015-2017.
2021 National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCED) Diploma (currently in progress)
2019 Certificate in Couples and Relationships Counselling
2018 MSc in Psychotherapy (Newman University, Birmingham)
2018 Diploma in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy (Northern Guild/UKCP)
2018 PG Certificate in Counselling Supervision (Women’s Counselling Centre, Nottingham)
2018 - present: Registered Member of the UKCP
2016 PG Diploma in Psychotherapy (Newman University, Birmingham)
2015 Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
2015- present: Registered Member of the BACP
2011 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
2010 SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
2005 UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
PhD in Sociology: ‘Rethinking the Concept of Professionalism’
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I believe that counselling should be accessible to as many people as possible. Therefore, I offer a sliding scale of fees:
Adults: £45 per hour
Supervisees: £50 per hour
Students: £45 per hour
Young people (13-18 years old), senior citizens and unwaged individuals: £35 per hour
I will help you to explore your hopes for the present and the future, and how you might begin to live life in a way that's meaningful for you.
I aim to be as flexible as possible to meet your needs. Appointments are available: Monday 6 - 9pm, Tuesday 9am - 8pm, Wednesday 6-8pm, Thursday 10am - 7pm, Friday 10am - 2pm.