I understand how important it is to find a counsellor or psychotherapist you feel comfortable with, especially when you may be struggling with personal and / or work issues? I offer a warm, compassionate, confidential and non-judgemental approach: a place to offload, perhaps find simple coping strategies, help you gain fresh insight, and the sense of balance or peace of mind you may seek.
Whether you are dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, loss, relationship or family issues, work or caring responsibilities, mid-life challenges, or any other issue, please feel free to contact me by phone, text or email to find out more.
To help you explore your concerns, I strive always to be empathic, listen without judgment, and to be authentic and sensitive.
In order to make therapy as effective as possible for you, I am trained in more than one method of counselling and psychotherapy, and to blend and tailor those approaches to meet your unique needs and preferences.
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to providing counselling and psychotherapy to private individuals, the majority of my experience has been gained within an NHS staff counselling service. Having provided therapy for a wide range of people and issues, I'm generally happy to work whatever you may bring.
In order to enhance the service I may offer you, I bring my broader career and life experience to my counselling and psychotherapy practice: I have worked for a variety of organisations, small, medium and large, both public and private, including at senior level.
Qualifications and training
My qualifications include:
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (with distinction) - BACP accredited course.
- BSc (Hons) - The University of Manchester.
- Qualified Mentor.
- Specialist telephone counselling training.
I am currently studying, part-time, for an MSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
I also hold postgraduate qualifications in Careers Guidance, and in Law.
Your best interests are at the heart of my practice, and as a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy ('BACP'), the professional association for members of the counselling and psychotherapy professions in the UK, I am committed to complying with the BACP Ethical Framework.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mid-life mental wellbeing
Childlessness and mental wellbeing
Highly Sensitive Person - support and mental wellbeing
Menopause and mental wellbeing
An initial confidential telephone conversation to discuss your needs, and to answer any questions you may have, is free of charge, and with no obligation to take your enquiry further.
Counselling or Psychotherapy session fee: £45.
Weekday appointments and some evening and weekend appointments may be available.
The main counselling space is private, comfortable and relaxing. Located in a rural setting, near Tarporley, it is within easy access of surrounding towns and villages including Chester, Northwich, Winsford, Nantwich, and Frodsham. Plenty of off-road parking is available.