Hello and welcome to my page. I am a warm, down to earth counsellor/psychotherapist. I work in a way that is respectful, ethical and at a pace to suit you.
Whether you are finding it difficult to cope, would like support for a specific issue or are feeling stuck, therapy can offer you a safe, confidential space to explore your difficulties.
I offer short-term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy to adults in Bingley and on-line.
I am experienced in working with people of varying ages and from diverse cultural and social backgrounds. I have experience of working with a range of psychological and relational issues including Stress, Anxiety, General Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Depression, Borderline Personality Disorders, Eating Disorders, Panic Disorder, Phobia, Anger/Frustration, Problems with Sex, Bipolar Disorder, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, Affairs and Betrayal, Management of Separation and Divorce, Bereavement, Loneliness, Issues of Disability and Difference, Autism and Learning Disability.
The aim of our work:
You are unique, and I understand that only you can be the expert on how you feel and what you experience yet that you may feel overwhelmed and stuck. Through developing a trusting therapeutic relationship, I will work with you to achieve greater clarity considering the issue you bring and to better utilise your resources to make meaningful and enduring changes in your life.
How I work:
I work psychodynamically and integrate elements of other approaches to best address your needs. The therapeutic relationship we develop is key to successful therapy, and as such, it is essential that you find a therapist with whom you fit. I aim to grow a space of safety and trust from which to explore the issues you bring to therapy.
My approach perceives you as a whole person (mind, body and spirit) in the context of cultural and social differences. Alongside talking about your thoughts and emotions, I may also encourage you to share what you sense physically. We may explore your beliefs, patterns in relationships and the influence of past experience to support your self-awareness.
If you are thinking of working with me, please get in touch. I am happy to answer any questions you have, and I offer a free, no-obligation 15-minute telephone discussion to help you decide if you would like to meet me for an initial session.
Coming to an initial session can help us both decide if we would like to work together, but there is no obligation for you to continue.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Post Graduate Diploma Psychotherapy and Counselling (University of Leeds-Distinction).
- BACP Psychotherapy and Counselling Certificate of Proficiency.
- CPCAB Certificate in Counselling.
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education - Autism.
- BSc. (Hons) Psychology.
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
I offer a reduced fee to students.
My fees are typically £50 for a fifty-minute session.
I am happy to discuss concessions for special circumstances.
I am happy to answer any questions you have and I offer a free no-obligation 15-minute telephone discussion to help you decide if you would like to meet me for an initial session.
If you think I may be able to help, please contact me. If I am unable to respond straight away, I will respond to you within twenty-four hours, but I would expect much sooner.
Concessions offered for
I work predominantly on-line and from one room in Bingleywhich is five minutes walk from the nearest train station.
I offer limited evening options on Monday and Thursday for face to face counselling.