Advanced Diploma in Relational Psychotherapeutic Counselling
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If you are facing an issue or situation in your life which is challenging then I offer a non judgemental, supportive and confidential environment in which we can explore whatever aspects of your life you may wish to better understand or change. We can work together to help you take control of your life, resolve your difficulties and increase your sense of wellbeing.
My advanced training ensures that if you are struggling with anxiety, relationship or emotional difficulties or have other concerns that weigh on your mental health, we will be able to work together to find the right solution for you.
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, PTSD and trauma. My integrative training helps me to pull on a number of different approaches to offer support with your unique situation. "Psychotherapeutic counsellors view human suffering holistically. They look at someone’s mind, body and soul in the context of their circumstances and where they are in their life." (UKCP)
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 midway between Malton and Pocklington in the beautiful Wold's countryside. Clients have found the peaceful and private setting a really therapeutic environment. Some clients like to walk while talking and as the Chalkland Way runs alongside my house we are able to spend the hour out in these quiet, natural surroundings.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and am UKCP registered. My integrative training allows me to pull on a wide range of knowledge to bring new insights and actionable results.
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 have been 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 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 (UKCP)
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.
I have a wide experience of working with people who are experiencing the effects of trauma and helping them to find a way to feel safe in their bodies, relationships and the world.
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
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.
When I work
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.