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Hello, things may be quite difficult for you right now, maybe they have been for some time. What may help is speaking to a down to earth, highly qualified, experienced psychotherapist.
I have worked with people experiencing anxiety (including social anxiety), depression, stress, loss, identity confusion, family issues, betrayal, panic attacks, trauma and PTSD, abuse, low self-esteem and low mood.
I have provided over 8000 hours of psychotherapy with hundreds of remarkable people. People like you who have decided to dedicate time to themselves to improve how it feels to live their lives.
I am an authentic person, who will walk wholeheartedly alongside you. I will not sit and watch, my intention is to build a highly transparent relationship with you. Together we will work through your experiences, thoughts, grief and pain to gain some clarity on what has brought you to this point. This mutual discovery often means things feel much lighter and more doable.
I am certified and experienced in working remotely (online via zoom and over telephone) and have found this to work very well for my clients. The majority of my client work is remote. I also offer sessions from my office space, a calm quiet space specifically designed for therapy.
I provide weekly counselling services for the Police Federation and have significant experience working with people who may feel reluctant or unsure about therapy and doubtful that it will help. If you feel this way too, I invite you to book a session and give it a try.
I am a Trauma Informed therapist and I am ready to support you with the difficult experiences in your past that may still feel very much here in the present. I am trained to offer 'Rewind' - a technique which can reduce or remove the emotional legacy of traumatic events quickly without the need to talk about the events with me.
Time to start your Next Chapter? Get in touch and let's get started.
What do clients say about seeing me for psychotherapy?
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My working life began working in a pupil referral unit and progressed into teaching and counselling in order to support the young people better. I then moved into a college, where I taught mature students to become counsellors.
Now I supervise other counsellors, teach supervision, and have a private and police client caseload as well.
As a person I pride myself in my authenticity, living my life as true to myself as possible. I have suffered my own trauma and difficult experiences as many of us have. My own journey in finding my way back to resilience and contentment is one of the reasons I am such a passionate therapist.
Training, qualifications & experience
This list does not include one off lectures, it includes only significant training and experience.
Certificates in Working Creatively - October 2023. Live training carried out over three months, covering a wide variety of creative interventions.
Certificate in Trauma Informed Practice - Sept 2023. Assessed series of lectures and demonstrations.
Master of the Arts - Psychotherapy -July 2021 - Masters degree studied at Leeds Beckett University. Trauma focus.
Online and Telephone Counselling Certificate - August 2020 - 80 hours of lectures, reading and peer discussion (ACTO and National Counselling Society quality checked)
Rewind Training - July 2020 - Training in the 'Rewind Technique' which can offer swift closure to people living with trauma and PTSD.
BACP Accredited Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision - Awarded March 2020 - Leeds Centre for Psychological Development. Qualifying me to supervise other counsellors.
BACP Accreditation - Awarded July 2018 - Counsellors who have counselled for 450+ hours can evidence their work and competence by writing a variety of assignments which are assessed by the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).
Post Graduate Certificate in Education - awarded July 2015 - Qualified Lecturer status to enable me to teach Counselling to adult learners.
Diploma Level 4 in Counselling - July 2013 - became a qualified Counsellor.
Certificate in Counselling - June 2011. Initial counselling course.
BA (Hons) Art and Design - 2005 - Degree specialism - illustration and photography.
Lecturer in Counselling Supervision -July 2021 - present. Lecturing services provided to the Counselling Tutor. Training counsellors to supervise other Counsellors.
Counsellor for West Yorkshire Police Federation - May 2017-Present. Providing weekly counselling services to members of the police force.
Counsellor at Next Chapter Counselling - Jan 2014 to present. Providing counselling services to people across England.
Counsellor for NHS Employee Health and Wellbeing - May 2016 to May 2018. Providing counselling services for a wide variety of reasons, from bereavement to panic and anxiety.
Lecturer in Counselling - Sept 2014 to June 2019. Training adults on accredited counselling courses at a large local college.
Counsellor for Batley Self Help Depression Group Charity - Jan 2012-June 2013. Counselling individuals who suffer or have suffered with abuse, trauma and depression.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
I am happy to have a conversation over the phone or over zoom to see if we feel we can work well together. These last around 15 minutes and are not charged.
Future sessions are charged £60 for 50 minutes.
Initial sessions include a conversation about what brings you to therapy as well as some questions which help me offer you the right support. There is no obligation to book more sessions.
Most people notice positive changes within the first 5 sessions.
Meetings can be arranged around your commitments as much as possible and you do not need to agree to the same time each week.
Supervision (for trainee and qualified counsellors)
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Next Chapter Counselling is predominantly a remote counselling service, offering sessions over telephone and on online zoom. In my experience, working remotely is highly effective.
I also have a face to face therapy room in my garden, based in Morley, Leeds. This is 10 minutes from Leeds centre on the train and 10 minutes from Morley centre on foot.
When I work
Please call / email or text. I'll get back to you promptly.