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MBACP NMC BA Psych, DipCouns, BMidwif, DipHb (KGH)

About me

I offer individualised counselling, trauma therapy, specialised antenatal & postnatal education, mindfulness, couples therapy and grief therapy (specialising in baby loss). I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and registered midwife.

I aim to help individuals , couples & families to heal through creating an active listening, neutral, non-judgemental space where clients feel held and heard.

I offer an individualised therapeutic approach based on years of experience and training.

As a qualified, experienced midwife I aim to offer hypnobirthing classes to support you on the journey to parenthood. This education will be tailored to meet your individual needs. I also offer individual and group hypnobirthing both online and in person; please check out my website for more details.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (2003)
  • Degree in Psychology (1997)
  • Bachelor of Midwifery (2018)
  • Certificate in CBT (2010)
  • Trained in Rewind process (2019)
  • KGH hypnobirthing (2022)
  • Certificate in Relationship Therapy (2011)
  • Certificate in Play Therapy (2012)
  • Mindfulness Resilience Enhancement (2014)
  • Group Therapy (2008)

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

From £40.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£45 per 50 minute session for individual counselling (£40 concessions)

£60 per 60 minute relationship/couples therapy session (£55 concessions)

£165 for Rewind therapy which is based on 3 sessions.

Face to face group hypnobirthing £150

Online hypnobirthing £110

Individual hypnobirthing £200

When I work

I am a practising midwife and therefore I can rarely offer regular day/time for appointments. I will be able to arrange appointments at least 4-6 weeks in advance.

Further information

Depression & Anxiety
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counselling and support you can start to understand who you are and address some of the causes.

Trauma & PTSD
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. As a midwife I am specialised in offering trauma therapy following a traumatic pregnancy or birth experience 

Grief
As a midwife I have been with families during both joyous & devastating life changing experiences. Being a midwife is about grief as well as joy. I can offer experienced bereavement support to individuals, couples and families who are processing the devastating loss of a baby.
Eating Disorders
As a counsellor i have supported many individuals who are experiencing or recovering from eating disorders. As a midwife I aim to raise awareness of the prevalence and treatment of eating disorders during the pregnancy continuum
Online Services

Counselling can be beneficial to individuals and couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Online sessions are held from the safety of your own home with you at a time that is convenient for you through Zoom.

Perinatal support

As a practising, experienced midwife and an experienced counsellor, I am in a unique position to offer highly specialised support to individuals, couples and groups requiring therapy with a range of perinatal issues including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, OCD, trauma. feeding issues and fertility issues.

The Church House, 99 Chatham Street, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK3 9EG

Arthur Greenwood Centre, Hipley Close, Bredbury, Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK6 1ES

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Zoom

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