Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I offer a free consultation to make sure you feel comfortable working with myself as a good working relationship is the key to successful therapy.
I have been qualified for 20 years & hold a Degree, Masters & Diploma in Psychology, Addictions & Counselling. I have also done a separate year qualification working with children & in supervision.
I am a qualified Supervisor to other Counsellors. I work with children, adults & Couples.
I run Mindworks counselling established 14 years ago. 7 counsellors work within Mindworks. All with varying specialised areas. If I feel one of the other therapists has more expertise I will disclose this to you. As you may also want to have to chat to them.
I understand that looking for a counsellor can be a daunting process. I want to start by assuring you that whatever is causing you distress at the moment is something you can overcome. Sometimes talking through your concerns and being listened to can allow you to see things from a different perspective. It is often hard to do this on your own and counselling can help start this process of developing insight and self-awareness about your situation.I am a highly experienced psychotherapist, providing short and long term therapy. Whether you are in the midst of a crisis, experiencing indefinable feelings of dissatisfaction or seeking to focus on a specific issue, I provide a safe and confidential setting in which thoughts and feelings can be discussed - free from judgement or prejudice. Through our work together, I will help you find opportunities for transformation, better communication, freedom, greater insight and enhanced fulfilment.
I offer an approach that draws on a variety of perspectives and theories (humanistic, existential and analytic) depending on your needs and sensibilities. But regardless of the chosen theoretical framework, I believe the success of therapy is primarily dependent on a secure therapeutic relationship - developed through acceptance, trust and safety.
Having worked voluntary for the Samaritans whilst studying in University I decided counselling was the path for me. Many doctors are quick to throw medication without the alternative therapies that are proven can work just as well if not better. Many of the patients I see are on prescribed medication when they present alongside with the counselling the improvements can be felt and noticed quickly. Many Patients eventually coming off the medication. On average patients require 6 sessions.
I treat all concerns:
- Relationship and sexual issues
What to expect and what I can offer
I appreciate the decision to begin therapy can evoke anxious feelings. This is completely natural and I will provide you with the space, time and support that you need to engage with your own story, in your own time and at your own pace.
Should you be interested in finding out more, please contact me for an initial phone assessment session in which we will explore what you hope to gain from therapy and address any questions or concerns you may have, all in the strictest confidence. Following this initial session, there is no obligation to continue with therapy, the decision will be solely yours to make.
Should you wish to proceed, we will then begin to meet for 50-minute sessions on a weekly basis.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm registered with Independent Practitioners (AIP) & Young People & Children's Counsellor (CCYP) & with the GHR.
- Dip AH
- Dip HSM (Master Practitioner)
- Dip Coun.
- Cert. Counselling Children & Adolescents.
- Dip NLP
Having been qualified for 18 years I feel extremely experienced in my field.
I offer a free consultation over the phone or face to face as I feel it's important that the patient I am treating feels comfortable within the sessions.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Wirral Clinic: £50 hour
Liverpool clinic: £70 for 60 minutes/hour
Sunday sessions: £80 for 60 minutes/hour
7 counsellors work within Mindworks our prices range from £35-£80 depending on experience & day/eve session
Monday - Sunday 9-9
Home visits/hospital visits are available for children or those with a disability or illness