My caseload is currently full and therefore I am not taking on new clients or supervisees at the moment.
I am in the process of resuming face to face work, with existing clients. I am also happy to work remotely as then we are not limited by geography - wherever you are in the country, we can work together, so please feel free to get in touch, if you would like more information.
If you are struggling with life; if you've experienced depression, anxiety, feeling suicidal; if you have relationship difficulties; if you are facing loss or low confidence, then it may be easier to speak to someone neutral rather than a person who is part of your usual circle.
I have been counselling for 22 years and in that time, I have worked with 100's of individuals - both adults and young people. Some of these people knew what they wanted from counselling, some had no idea and just knew they felt horrible. Either way, we worked at it together, looking for opportunities to make sense of life and to find a way forwards.
The mind and body are inseparable and how we feel in one is reflected in the other. For example when we are very stressed or worried about something, we also tend to experience physical symptoms such as headache, insomnia, digestive problems. Sometimes the physical effects can become problems in their own right. As well as talking about how things are, when appropriate, I teach various yoga techniques for managing the physical symptoms of distress. It is entirely up to you whether we include suitable yoga practices in our work together. Some people only want to talk and that's fine.
When we're not social distancing, I offer one-to-one face-to-face counselling for adults and for young people aged 16 and over. I work in Sheriff Hutton which is 10 miles from York, Malton and Easingwold.
Training, qualifications & experience
2016 - 2018 BWY 500 hour PG Yoga Teacher Training Diploma
2013 – 2014 NSCAP PG Cert Psychodynamic Approaches to Working with Adolescents
2010: BACP Supervisor Accreditation
June 2008: Foundation Course Systemic Family Therapy, University of Leeds
Autumn 2007: Relate Young People’s Counselling Training
May 2005: BACP Counsellor Accreditation
2003 – 2004: Person Centred Therapy Britain, Post-Diploma Certificate in Supervision
1999 – 2001: BACP Accred. PG Dip in Counselling, University of Strathclyde, Jordanhill
2017 – Present Yoga teacher
2010 – 2015 Lead Counsellor, Counselling Service, York FE College
2009 – 2010 Counselling co-ordinator Craven FE College in Skipton (maternity cover)
2008 – 2009 Counselling Manager Versa Organisation, Keighley
2008 – 2010 Foundation Course and External Trainer for Cruse Bereavement Care
2007 – 2010 Relate Time2Talk counsellor in Keighley and Skipton
2007 – Present Private practice supervisor of trainee and qualified counsellors
2007 – 2010 Training Officer / Chair Service Delivery Committee, Cruse in Craven
2006 – 2007 Counselling co-ordinator Craven FE College, Skipton (maternity cover)
2005 – 2016 Trainer of supervisors for Cruse Bereavement Care
2002 – 2004 Counselling co-ordinator at Falkirk Association for Mental Health (FDAMH)
2002 – 2010 Voluntary supervisor Cruse Bereavement Care
2002 – Present Private practice adults 1:1
1998 – 2005 Voluntary counsellor, Cruse and FDAMH
1997 – 2000 Samaritan volunteer, Falkirk Branch, Scotland.
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Holistic approach to wellbeing
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
I do not charge for the first session as this in an opportunity for us both to decide if we will work well together. Thereafter, my fee is £42.00 per hour, payable by cheque, cash or BACS.
10.00am - 6.00pm Monday, and Thursday
12.30 - 6.00pm Tuesday, and Wednesday
During the years I have been counselling I have worked with adults and young people who have been struggling with a wide variety of difficulties both within themselves and in their relationships with others. Over this time, I have observed that people coming to counselling suffer not only distressing thoughts and feelings, but also frequently experience significant disturbance in their bodies. I have seen people who, alongside their psychological distress, endure sleep disruption, back ache or headache, digestive disorders, and the physical feelings of panic. I have recently completed a 3-year training and teach yoga classes as well as offering yoga one-to-one as part of a more holistic approach to well being.