About You and Me
You are unique. There is nobody like you (even if you don’t believe that yet). So I take the view that no single approach is effective for every client, in all situations.
Adopting an integrative approach to counselling and psychotherapy enables me to work with the whole person; not just your work (or non-work) persona. Whichever aspect of personality or behaviour is causing you grief; in whatever life context, that’s where we’ll start.
I bring high energy and enthusiasm to the therapeutic relationship, which clients tell me they find motivating and inspirational. That said, my objective across all my work, is to build trust and rapport from the start; creating a safe environment so you feel able to express your issues and concerns openly.
I continue to develop myself as an Executive Coach, Psychotherapist and Counsellor. This means we can work flexibly together, to help you move to a happy and fulfilling life.
“Whatever works for you” is my mantra. So, I’ll take care of the process whilst you take care of you.
My commitment to you
In becoming your Therapist know that I will:
- Utilise my skills, training and experience to support you in the achievement of your goals
- Have high expectations for you and want the very best for you
- Help you to achieve all that you can be as long as you stay true to your own best interests
- Stretch you, challenge you, sometimes confront you, and always support you. I will be warm to you, laugh with you and will travel with you as an equal partner in your own success journey
Training, qualifications & experience
My psychotherapy experience has been gained through a well balanced mix of interactive face-to-face training, client practice (including pro-bono and voluntary work), personal psychotherapy (to address my own concerns and keep them out of the therapy room) and supported with monthly supervision. I work with clients on a 1:1 basis and abide by a strict ethical code of practice as set out by my accrediting body (NLPtCA).
Psychotherapy related qualifications
- UKCP Registered (UK Council for Psychotherapy) psychotherapist
- Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapy
- Accredited Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Board Director of the Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (NLPtCA) from June 2008 to June 2009
Having completed a Clinical Placement with Trafford’s sole independent psychiatric hospital as part of my training, I was engaged to provide 1:1 therapy for some of their service users to facilitate the rehabilitation process.
With a passion for helping young people I was a Volunteer Counsellor with Child Line from May 2004 to September 2008. I completed more than 500 counselling hours supporting young people over the telephone and undertook regular refresher training.
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.
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
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Neuro Linguistic Psychotherapy
Weekly, fortnightly or monthly sessions are available to suit your situation. I also have a limited number of evening sessions available.
Given that my approach is based on ‘whatever works for you’, I want to be able to draw on an expansive pool of resources. So, I’m continually stretching myself as a Therapist. Currently, I’m exploring a method of therapy that I find to be highly effective in group work. And it compliments an holistic approach. The output will be that I can run group therapy sessions, in addition to my 1:1 work. And that means even more choice for you.