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"Registered BACP member"

About me

I am a Integrative Counsellor who is passionate about working with individuals in supporting them to live more fulfilled and healthier lifestyles. I feel confident that counselling can support individuals in becoming aware of their own feelings and behaviours to understand situations in allowing them to make the necessary decisions to change their lifestyles.

I am authentic and comfortable working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and age groups. I have excellent empathic listening, verbal and non-verbal communication skills.

I take an holistic approach to life and realise that it can take a lot to make and sustain changes. Using meditation, mindfulness practices and exercise amongst other self-care techniques, which can help you to stay motivated and focused.

I offer a person-centred approach alongside cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to support individuals in a safe setting where individuals can come and work through there issues or concerns, working together we can find a way. Recognising your own anxieties and stress can be difficult to share with others so having a personal and confidential space to explore those feelings are important.

I provide a safe and confidential space for individuals to talk, allowing you to work through feelings that are impacting your everyday life. Recognising which are your problems and others problems to solve can be tricky sometimes. Working together at your pace we can find a way to make changes to improve these difficulties.

I have a home-based counselling practice which is both quiet and private, this is within a five-minute walk from public transport links and easily reachable.

I do not publish my address on here but, once we have agreed a first appointment, I will give you all the information you need to get to me after an initial telephone consultation. The telephone consultation lasts approximately half an hour and is free.

I offer face to face, telephone and online therapy to adults on a long/short-term basis dealing with mental health issues. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Registered member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Voluntary work

I have previously been a Volunteer Counsellor at Rochdale and District Mind from 2016  to 2019 offering therapy to adults with mild to moderate depression. I continued to work for them on a paid basis until 2020. During my paid period it included me co-delivering an 8-week Mindfulness Course and supporting student counsellors.

I have worked as a Creative Therapy volunteer at Spring Hill Hospice supporting the facilitation of a range of creative and expressive activities to patients attending and visiting day hospice from July 2018 to September 2019. 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Fees are payable as cash/card or by bank transfer at the beginning of the session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I can be available in the evening up to 8pm

Further information

Areas of counselling I deal with

  • Abortion
  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Health related issues
  • Loneliness
  • Loss
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Work-related stress

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Littleborough, Greater Manchester, OL15

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

Skype
VSee
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a trainee clinical supervisor, the counselling modalities that I work with are person-centred therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy.

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