I am UKCP registered psychotherapeutic counsellor with an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and I work from Thixendale which is 10 miles from both Malton and Pocklington and 18 miles from York.
I know that finding a safe space to be able to share with someone the emotional issues that get in the way of leading a full life can be incredibly healing. I offer a warm and welcoming environment in which we can work together to make sense of the difficulties you may be experiencing.
My approach is to work in collaboration with you, at your pace. My aim is to offer you a place to bring the difficulties that are stopping you from fulfilling your potential or getting in the way of a happier life.
Our relationship of trust and confidentiality will give you the opportunity to explore the issues that you may not be able to share with friends and family.
I have experience of working with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, parenting struggles, grief, abuse, anger issues, personality disorders and trauma. My integrative training helps me to pull on a number of different approaches to offer support with your unique situation.
I have a helped people with employment difficulties including leadership, people management, workplace bullying and making career changes. I have been an employee, an employer and a business partner and feel able to bring that experience to the therapy room when helping with workplace challenges.
Clients welcome my warmth, my openness and my empathetic approach.
I offer one to one counselling in my rural home in the beautiful Wold's countryside. Clients have found the peaceful and private setting a really therapeutic environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and am UKCP registered.
My career began in the corporate world of training and development, I went on to run my own very demanding business and have more recently worked for both the NHS and Social Services. I have a depth of understanding of the pressures that our busy working and relational lives can put on our emotional health.
I am a Specialist Mentor for students at York University who have Autism or/and Mental Health difficulties and have completed the National Autistic Society Essential Training.
I am currently undertaking the Certificate in Hypnotherapy with the National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.
I have worked at both York Women's Counselling and KYRA Women's Project in York providing both long and short term counselling for women with a range of needs.
I have raised a large family and have a wealth of experience of the pressures and challenges (and joys) of parenting and family relationships and can offer empathetic support with these issues.
Whatever the problem, I am confident that my rigorous professional training and extensive life and work experience will enable me to help you to move through to a more productive and positive place.
Registered / Accredited
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have previously been a Specialist Mentor at York University working with students who are on the Autistic Spectrum and have worked intensively with children with Autism who are in the care system.
After our initial telephone or email contact I suggest that we meet to discuss your needs further. In therapy the relationship between client and counsellor is the most important factor. Finding a fit that is comfortable and trusting is key.
The number of sessions you need is flexible and fluid. Some issues can be resolved quickly while others may need more time to work through. My approach is to always work in partnership with you.
My fees are £50 per hour.
I offer a reduction for trainee counsellors and people with exceptional financial constraints and these allocations are currently all filled.
I offer daytime and early evenings Monday to Friday. I try to find a time that will suit your circumstances.
I work from both my home office near Thixendale (10 miles from both Pocklington and Malton).
I can offer some early evening appointments for people who find it difficult to find time to meet during the working week.
Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss your needs. I try to be flexible to work around client's availability whenever possible.
I am still offering face to face therapy as I am confident I can maintain the current covid guidelines. On line therapy is always available and for those who feel more comfortable meeting outdoors we can walk and talk during the session. My home has the Chalkland Way on the doorstep which is a perfect peaceful and private setting.