I am a caring, accepting and understanding counsellor, offering one to one sessions in Barnsley town centre. I offer all clients a safe, private and quiet environment in which to explore whatever is troubling them.
You may be struggling to manage your thoughts and feelings or behaviours, possibly as a result of a crisis such as a bereavement, loss of a job or difficulties in a relationship.
You might feel you are lacking in confidence, that life is getting on top of you and you'd like someone to talk to...someone who will also support you to manage those difficult feelings better.
If you require an appointment then please do not hesitate to contact me via email or phone. There is disabled access to the building
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (hons) Psychology
Dip Therapeutic Counselling
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and in my work I abide by their ethical framework for good practice.
I also adhere to the BACP's requirement for continuing training, professional development and monthly supervision to ensure safe practice.
I have specific experience of working with clients affected by low self esteem, anxiety, domestic abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, bereavement and eating disorders.
I have over 5 years experience as a volunteer with Samaritans.
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
Individual face to face sessions are priced at £40 (50 minutes)
Individual telephone and online sessions are priced at £30 (50 minutes)
Advanced block bookings of 6 sessions are priced at £35 each (£210 payable in advance)
Reduced rates are also available for students and those on low wages (£30 per session)
I provide weekly & fortnightly counselling sessions.
You can choose whether you come for short term, time limited or longer term counselling dependant on what your needs and circumstances are.
I believe that confidentiality is paramount in building a good working relationship between counsellor and client.
Everything discussed during counselling sessions remains confidential except in extreme circumstances e.g. risk of harm to self or others.
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.