Are you going through a difficult time following abusive or difficult relationships? Are you struggling with stress, bereavement, childhood issues, anxiety, low self-esteem or confidence? Are you feeling alone, isolated, or struggling to find someone who will listen without judgement, advice or criticism? I offer a confidential, person-centred/ integrative approach. You will be respected as an individual, have your distress and discomfort accepted, and will gain insight and understanding of your struggles, ultimately feeling empowered to move into a more fulfilling life.
I work in private practice, and counsel for Kirklees Employee Healthcare service.
I am a fully qualified, experienced person-centred counsellor offering online and telephone confidential counselling. I value individuality, honesty, integrity, meaningful relationships and empowering people to find their own path. I listen to your distress, chaos, confusion, and sadness and offer safety and space to explore past or present difficulties. This will then help you to make the changes you wish to make.
In person centred counselling we build a positive, accepting, constructive and empowering relationship where we work together to gain understanding and clarity about the issues you are struggling with. With time and clarity you will be able to move forwards with positive relationships, greater confidence and increased self-esteem. Counselling also helps people to be more assertive, be able to listen to and value themselves, and gain clarity and skills to deal with difficult situations.
I use a person centred/integrative approach which is helpful for anyone experiencing emotional difficulties. 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. Some people come for a few sessions, others come for months/years.
Please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss counselling or ask any questions. 07975684147.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy..(MBACP) registration number 374061
- Person Centred Counselling diploma
- 5 years working for Rethink with individuals with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, social isolation
- 2 years Samaritans counsellor
- 2 years counselling for Calderdale Womens Centre
- 6 years teaching ante-natal classes and supporting women ante and post-natally for the National Childbirth Trust
- 3 years counselling for Open Door Youth Counselling Agency
- 2 years working with women experiencing domestic violence for Women's Aid
- 14 years experience of teaching health and social care and counselling in a Further Education College.
Throughout my working life I have worked with many people who have experienced abuse, challenging relationships, stress, and illness, and gone on to develop depression, anxiety, low self- esteem, low motivation, sadness, anger, and struggle to cope with their day to day lives and relationships. Counselling can help overcome these difficulties by providing a safe space to explore feelings of confusion, emptiness, anger and loss and move forward.
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. Recent training includes trauma, coronavirus, pluralistic practice, bereavement and loss, and existentialism.
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
In order to ensure a safe and confidential service during Covid-19 times, all sessions are conducted online using Zoom or other video platforms, or telephone. Online counselling is proven to be as effective as face to face counselling and has many advantages of convenience, comfort and flexibility.