I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor with 19 years experience working in different settings including surgeries, alcohol addiction and work placed counselling.
I am a conscientious and hard working counsellor with a clear idea of how I work best focusing on my clients stated needs and wants ;providing a safe space for them to explore the issues they are presenting with.I believe that if you think; you can change.Hence I concentrate on facilitating clients in accessing their thinking skills. The majority of my work has been in Occupational Health departments working short term to help clients remain in work or return to work after illness. I have at the same time developed a private practice seeing people longer term.
I enjoy the experience of building a good working relationship with my clients to help them achieve the aims they present with. .That for me means being respectful and open with my clients providing a setting that they can relax in.
I am comfortable working with individuals from all backgrounds and have experience working with trauma,abuse,addiction, depression and anxiety,work related stress and disciplinary matters.
I offer a comfortable discreet room in the centre of York with plenty of nearby parking.
Training, qualifications & experience
Degree in education 1978 Sheffield University
Advanced Diploma in Counselling 1999.York St Johns University
BACP Accredited 2003
Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy 2002 to 2006
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
£40 a session. Concessions available. Please ask
I believe the counselling process is a joint venture.I enjoy working with someone to help them fulfil their hopes when life has become difficult. People are resourceful and resilient and I see my job as facilitating my clients in accessing their resources again and using them on their own behalf. It is I think the best job in the world.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Negotiable. evenings available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|