Sometimes emotions can become too overwhelming for us to deal with alone, and too difficult to share with family or friends; this is where I can help you. I offer counselling in a safe, relaxed, confidential and pleasant environment.
**I am currently offering sessions via video call or telephone call **
I am an experienced Integrative-Relational Counsellor, which means I am not limited to one way of working. I have a broad, but thorough, range of theoretical knowledge which can be tailored to suit you, as an individual. We are all unique; therefore, difficult or challenging times can affect us all differently.
I believe early relationships have a major impact on the person that we are now, and can affect how we feel, think and behave. This is one of the reasons why I believe in supporting early relationships. I offer reduced rate counselling for women or men experiencing Post Natal Issues. If you would like further information on this service please contact me.
Counselling is about relationships: your relationships with yourself, family, friends, colleagues, and also your therapeutic relationship with your counsellor. I will work in partnership alongside you, supporting you to explore your difficulties and helping you to achieve your aims or goals.
Our counselling relationship will be non-judgemental, genuine, honest and open, which is also made safe by confidentiality. You will be listened to and respected. I will aim to understand your world as you experience it, see things from your perspective and work with you at a pace that is comfortable and safe for you. Through this shared journey comes understanding and insight, which I believe is the first step towards change or acceptance.
As an alternative to talking therapy, I can use creative exploration to meet the communication needs of each unique person.
If you feel counselling could be helpful for you, then the next step is to contact me for a consultation session.
This consultation is £20 and lasts around 60 minutes. It works as a two-way assessment, allowing you time to talk about your difficulties and what you would like to achieve from counselling, whilst also giving you chance to meet me and decide if you would like to continue working together.
There is no obligation to book any further sessions.
I believe the key to successful therapy is that client and counsellor are able to connect with each other. The relationship jointly developed between client and counsellor is at the heart of the counselling process and very important to the outcome of therapy therefore; I believe it is very important to find a counsellor with whom you feel comfortable and who you feel you can trust.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc in Therapeutic Counselling (Leeds Metropolitan University)
- Diploma Of Higher Education in Therapeutic Counselling (Leeds Metropolitan University)
- NVQ3 Health and Social Care (working with children and young people).
As well as working in private practice, I also work as a counsellor for ESCAYP (Emotional Support for Children And Young People). I have been a volunteer counsellor at the Well Women Centre and have also worked on a voluntary basis supporting men and women experiencing domestic abuse. I have experience of working with adults with learning disabilities and Autism.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are:
- From £30 per 50 session for students/young people
- From £40 per 50 minute session for individuals
- PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR FEES VIA VIDEO CALL OR TELEPHONE
Weekend fees start from £50 per session.
Mon - Fri 9.30am to 7.30pm. Weekend appointments may be available - please ask.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); therefore I adhere to their code of ethics. I am also committed to continuous professional development.