I am a counsellor based in North Lincolnshire working in private practice with adults and young people. I work from my garden room at my home in the centre of Barton-Upon-Humber. This location is easily accessible from East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire and between Hull, Grimsby and Scunthorpe.
As a counsellor, I aim to offer a friendly face, a confidential, warm, caring, safe space where you can just be you knowing you will not be judged.
My practice is rooted in the Person-Centred approach which means that I believe that the quality of the relationship between myself and my client is the key factor in helping you make better sense of your feelings and experiences and in helping you develop the internal resources to live the life that you wish to lead. My approach is relational and flexible but I may draw on a range of models and approaches from my training and experience which may help in understanding your emotional history, relationships, the issues you are experiencing and the ways in which they are impacting on your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework.
I have several years experience working with adults providing counselling through the mental health charity MIND, as well as the NHS. I have worked with both students and staff in schools and colleges. I have also worked for Children’s Services in Fostering and Adoption, supporting young people leaving care and family support. I have completed further training in Life Story Work, and Attachment-based Practice. I like to draw on these skills and integrate narrative approaches into my practice. This helps a person engage more fully with their ability to reframe their experience and “re-write” their life story. I am passionate about trauma-informed practice and exploring ways for a person to make meaning of their experiences without labelling. I never start from the stance of “what’s wrong with you?” but with “what happened to you?”.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I am not currently taking new referrals; I will update any new appointment availability as soon as this becomes available.
I provide a confidential, empathic, non-judgmental and safe space to adults and young people. If you are struggling to cope with difficult emotions, stressful life events or relationships, or would benefit from some space to explore your issues and gain more understanding and insight into the cause of your distress - please get in touch to discuss how I can help.
Daytime and evening counselling sessions available.