I am a qualified counsellor and registered nurse and I have full registered individual membership of the MBACP.
I qualified as a nurse in 1987, working initially in oncology and reconstructive plastic surgery. The latter following industrial injuries.
I subsequently moved to a role as a staff nurse at Leeds General Infirmary working on the Professorial unit as a gynaecology Nurse.
Currently I work from home in private practice and for Pathways Counselling Charity.
Whilst I specialise in health care issues, infertility and pregnancy loss and bereavement, I also have experience working with; issues around adoption, anxiety, depression and stress, bereavement, cancer, domestic abuse, sexual identity, HIV, separation, relationship issues and support around Covid anxiety.
More recently I have offered counselling support for family members supporting elderly relatives coping with dementia and Covid isolation.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Professional Practice in Nursing and Counselling.
Diploma in Professional Studies in Counselling , 1999.
Certificate In Counselling Skills in the Development of Learning RSA, 1994.
Registered General Nurse 1994
Enrolled Nurse General 1987
I have also trained as a domestic violence support worker, worked as a practice nurse caring for the homeless, vulnerably housed, refugees and asylum seekers.
Other roles include assistant role at the local pre school, and class room support worker at the local primary school.
I have also worked as a volunteer for Harrogate Women's Health Counselling service, Leeds Pregnancy Crisis Counselling Service and Pathways a local church based charity, offering counselling to members of the local community, of any faith along with those of no faith equally.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Tuesday 1pm-5pm Wednesday 9.30am-7pm Thursday 9.00am -12pm, Friday 9.00am -12pm, Saturday 9.00 -12 pm
Trustee for the Miscarriage Association and nurse advisor 1996-2001
Individual Member of Leeds Bereavement Forum (current)
Accredited Provider for Infant Loss Foundation (current)