I have been working as a counsellor since 2008, with both adults and young people. I work with with people of all ages, cultures, background or sexuality. I also offer counselling supervision.
I am trained in counselling, EMDR and as a cognitive behavioural therapist. If you're not sure what type of therapy you want, we can talk together about what might be best for you. I offer both short and longer term work. Counselling might be present-focused or explore how childhood experiences are affecting current relationships and problems.
The most important thing is the relationship between counsellor and client, and I aspire to offer a sincere and valuing relationship to all my clients. It is very important that we feel comfortable working together, as sometimes therapy can be difficult and challenging.
I've worked in the NHS, university counselling, occupational Health, primary schools, for EAP's (workplace counselling), BUPA, for Survivors Manchester, in the voluntary sector and online with young people at Kooth.com
I am experienced in working with a wide range of problems, including anxiety of all types, low mood, stress, bereavement and family relationships. My special interest is trauma, including childhood neglect or abuse, accidents, experiences of life-changing illness or issues related to pregnancy and childbirth. I was formerly a nurse and midwife.
Appointments are usually weekday afternoons and evenings.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Counselling (accredited with BACP)
- EMDR (parts 1,2,3)
- Post Graduate Diploma in CBT (accredited with BABCP)
- Child Psychotherapist (UKCP registered)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Play.
- Post Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling
I attend regular updates in Health and Safety, Child Protection and working with Vulnerable Adults. I am DBS-covered to work with both children and adults.
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.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£30 per session. Means-tested reductions for the unemployed,key workers or low waged.
Concessions offered for
I am registered to work with BUPA and several EAP's.