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I have 15 years experience, qualifying in 2007 as an Integrative therapist. I work with anxiety (certified), depression, relationship difficulties, addiction, PTSD, childhood abuse/complex trauma (certified), attachment issues, gender dysphoria, advanced diagnosis of personality disorders (certified), plus diplomas in NLP (Neuro linguistic programming) and clinical hypnotherapy.
Neuroscience informs therapy and influences my practice significantly, latest research enables new ways of working with the brain and self-regulation. I own a large skill set from which, together, we choose the best way forward for you. I am able to work from your earliest memories up to your present day concerns. I offer you no judgments or opinions, it doesn't matter how far you have fallen, how distressed or hopeless you may feel, I believe that there is always a way through. I will be with you every step of your journey.
I also work via zoom
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed a four-year diploma course at Stockport College, Manchester in 2007, training as an Integrative therapist, and am on the BACP Register (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists), having received their Certificate of Proficiency, and am also a member of its Coaching Division. I hold a diploma in NLP (Neuro linguistic programming) and am a qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I hold current certifications in Anxiety, Trauma/Complex Trauma, diagnosis of personality disorders. hold a Supervision certificate endorsed with the British Psychological Society. I have been in training with Gendered Intelligence as I have a special interest in Gender Dysphoria.
Apart from my private practice, I have held the position of UK ambassador for Crossroads, Antigua, a rehabilitation centre created by Eric Clapton.
I have appeared alongside Kelly Osborne on the Radio 1 programme ‘Sunday Surgery’ and with Calum Best in the BBC1 documentary ‘Brought up by Booze’, as well as contributing articles to several magazines and newspapers.
I am an avid reader and have particular interest in Neuroscience.
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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adult survivors of childhood abuse
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
My fees for a 1 hour session are £50 for an individual, £75 for a couple. In some cases sessions can be longer and the charge would be agreed in advance.
Concessions may be offered in exceptional circumstances, please contact me for more information.
When I work
Tuesday - Friday 11am - 8.30pm
Counselling / psychotherapy can help with issues such as:
- Loss and bereavement
- Childhood trauma/attachment
- Relationship problems
- Bullying, including cyber-bullying
- Addictions, including alcohol, sex, internet sex
- Loss of direction and purpose
- Gender dysphoria
- Issues for the elderly
- Drug and alcohol misuse among the elderly
You may also be drawn to counselling simply because you want to gain a deeper understanding of yourself.
Counselling provides the opportunity to explore, discover and clarify ways of living more resourcefully and confidently, giving you a greater sense of well-being. It will give you space to work through difficult issues you may be experiencing. Sharing difficulties with someone in a non-judgmental, confidential environment will enable you to make sense of things, often resulting in positive changes, new perspectives and positive growth.
As your counsellor my role is one of honest companionship, to stick with you through thick and thin without judgement in complete trust and confidence. It is not a role which involves giving advice like perhaps family and friends. I believe in and respect a person’s individuality and that you have all the skills already in you to achieve your goals: I am alongside you to draw out, and work with your potential.
Counselling can equip you with better life skills and you will have the opportunity to gain a better/deeper understanding of how some of your thinking and/or behaviours may have developed.
Sessions are usually for one hour per week. During the first meeting we will discuss your expectations, what you hope to achieve and what I can offer you. It is also important to get to know each other so that you can decide if you are comfortable working with me.
The number of sessions needed varies from person to person and this would be discussed during the initial meeting. Reviews are built in to look at any progress made.
A Code of Ethics is important to safeguard professional standards, to ensure accountability and to provide an honest and ethical service. It also safeguards the client, the counsellor or coach as well as the counselling and coaching professions. I work under the BACP's published Code.
The first step is to get in touch in order to establish whether counselling is the right route for you and will suit your needs. It is of utmost importance that you feel comfortable and able to trust our collaborative relationship. I offer a free initial 20 minute telephone consultation so that you can ask any questions
I respect every individual's right to autonomy and confidentiality. I offer an initial free 20 minute telephone consultation; no written notes are taken without your consent and all callers can remain anonymous.