I am a highly qualified, widely experienced, BACP registered counsellor working with adults and young people in Bolster Moor, near Huddersfield. I work with everyone individually, respecting your needs and personality. I will help you gain insight and understanding of your experiences and their impact, ultimately empowering you to make choices leading to a more fulfilling, stable, and satisfying life.
I work in private practice, and counsel for Kirklees Employee Healthcare service. I am a integrative and person-centred counsellor which means I can use different techniques and approaches to help you with whatever you are struggling with. I work face to face, online and by telephone.
My extensive experience of counselling confirms that counselling leads to change and progress in life. Our positive, accepting, constructive and empowering relationship will help you to gain understanding and clarity about the issues you are struggling with and move forwards with positive relationships, greater confidence and increased self-esteem.
I specialise in
- domestic violence
- childhood issues
- low self-esteem and confidence.
I offers short term and long term counselling, meeting your individual needs and preferences. The first session will be spent exploring your concerns and getting to know each other. You will be in control of the sessions, choosing the pace and what you wish to explore.
I am happy to have a free, initial telephone conversation to answer any questions you have. Please do not hesitate to contact me 07975684147.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) registration number 374061. I work following their Ethical Framework
- ABC Level 4 Person Centred Counselling diploma
- 5 years working for Rethink with individuals with mental health problems on
- 2 years Samaritans counsellor
- 2 years counselling for Calderdale Womens Centre
- 6 years teaching ante-natal classes and supporting women for the National Childbirth Trust
- 3 years counselling for Open Door Youth Counselling Agency
- 2 years Women's Aid
- 14 teaching health and social care and counselling in College.
Recent Training Courses completed:
Working with Trauma
Coronavirus and impact on mental health
Bereavement and loss
I am committed to constantly developing my skills and knowledge as counsellor. I regularly attend training so that my knowledge is up to date, so I can give you an effective service.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As a person centred counsellor I help anyone who wants to explore their difficulties and improve their emotional well being. I specialise in (though not limited to) the emotional impact of gender and societal expectations, having many years experience of the impact of domestic violence, bullying, abuse, ante/postnatal depression, parenting and menopause.
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Reduced fees available for students, low income and nhs workers.
Weekday and evening appointments available.
Regular weekly or fortnightly appointments, or with flexibility to meet your needs eg. shift patterns, caring responsibilities.
In order to ensure a safe and confidential service during Covid-19 times face to face sessions follow COVID guidelines. Alternatively online sessions are available using Zoom or other video platforms, or telephone.