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About my practice and how we can work together to achieve your therapy goals:
Taking the first step to seek therapy is often a scary experience, but is quite often one of the best and most rewarding things you can do for yourself. My practice is always led by what my client needs and at their pace. As an integrative relational therapist my focus is on relationships - between myself and my client, and their relationships throughout their life, as a means of understanding their patterns and working towards their future. I have worked with people from all sorts of backgrounds, working through all sorts of issues, keeping the relationship at the forefront of everything we do together.
My focus is on helping people to identify the patterns that have developed throughout their lives based on their relationships and experiences, that are now no longer useful to them and are holding them back. Once we know what we do and why we do it, that helps us to be able to make choices for ourselves. I believe that people are the experts of themselves.
The best part of being a therapist is helping people discover themselves and figure out what they want. Sometimes this can be very challenging, but ultimately rewarding and worthwhile.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and training:
I am a qualified Psychotherapist having completed a BACP accredited Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy at Leeds Beckett University, from which I graduated in 2018.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Experience of working with clients:
My placement hours were completed in an educational setting so I have a lot of experience of working with young people from all sorts of backgrounds, who have brought a huge variety of issues to therapy.
I also have some experience of volunteering for a bereavement support service after qualifying and before setting up private practice.
I have worked with a charity, supporting people living with cancer, those going through diagnosis, and survivors, as well as their friends and family. This was in an emotional support capacity, providing ad hoc support to people who need to feel a connection, and that they are not alone, in a desperate time of need.
I have experience of a wide demographic of clients, from young people to the elderly, from many different economic and cultural backgrounds who all have different needs and goals. I have experience with clients with a wide range of presenting issues, such as anxiety, depression, controlling relationships, divorce, loss, people who are at a crossroads in their lives, and people who have decided that now is the time to face their unhelpful patterns and learn how to not be defined or controlled by them. These are to name just a few!
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone session
I offer a free 20 minute assessment session so that we can discuss your goals and you can decide if you think I am the right therapist for you.
Full sessions after the initial assessment are 50 minutes and my standard fees are £45 for face to face or online appointments. Higher fees of £55 per session are payable for evening and weekend appointments due to limited availability of these.
I offer a block booking discount of 10 sessions for £400, which can then be continued at my usual rate of £45 per hour
When I work
My current availability is Thursday. I can offer evenings and some Saturday afternoons, but these are charged at £55 per session.
I am currently offering face to face sessions in a well ventilated room following Covid safety measures, or online sessions.
The office I work from in Headingley is very comfortable, quiet, and private as it only has 1 other room. Off road parking is subject to availability, but usually isn’t a problem.