I am an experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor, working within the NHS and also in Private Practice. I provide both short term and long term therapy offering both individual work and Couples Counselling.
Whether you are in the midst of a crisis, experiencing feelings of dissatisfaction, anxiety, depression or are wanting 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.
My approach is integrative which means I have been trained in and can employ several theoretical counselling approaches so I am able to adapt to the needs of each individual person.
My practice is situated in Ilkley on The Grove with a discreet entrance at the back of the building. The offices are a short walk from the train station with parking nearby. I can offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated with a diploma in Relational Counselling and Psychotherapy and I also hold a diploma in Person Centred Counselling. I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I am bound by its ethical frame work for excellent practice and work in accordance with their guidelines.
I have previously worked for Bradford Counselling Service working with both adults and young people and I also worked for the Samaritans. I was also a Child Mentor with Mosaic and set up and managed the BIG Lottery funded ‘Family Survival Project’. My previous work experience is in business. I have worked in the corporate industry for over 15 years and also owned my own business prior to changing careers. I therefore understand both business and corporate environments and the pressures for those who are working within them.
Dip He Counselling & Psychology in Community Settings
Dip He Therapeutic Counselling & Psychotherapy
Certificate in Couples Counselling
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
Sessions are £45
The sessions are 50 minutes in length, although occasionally if requested I will see clients for longer sessions. We can work for a few weeks or over several months; the length of therapy will depend on your needs, wishes and the issues you bring. I will always try to work in ways and at a pace that are appropriate to you and your story.
Please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
I am available for daytime, evening and weekend appointments