Dealing with life's pressures and challenges can be difficult at all stages. If you're struggling to work through something, or just struggling in general, I'd like to help.
With my non-directive, honest and non-judgemental approach, I aim to provide a safe and comfortable setting for empathy, self-understanding, and healing conversation.
I work with clients of all ages and from all walks of life and would be happy to speak to you about how I can help (see the link below).
I currently offer online sessions via Zoom with the option for video call, voice call, or text. I also offer in-person walk and talk sessions – if you choose this option, we will meet at an agreed location and hold the session over a 50-minute walk. I can also offer home visits when necessary.
Call or email to arrange a free chat to discuss how we can work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Level 4 qualification in Person-Centred Counselling and continue to build on this through various relevant training programmes(certificates available on request). My approach is Person-Centred Integrative. I qualified as a counsellor in 2019 and have been working with college-age students and adults ever since.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Interpersonal Communication and a Master’s in Education - both from the USA. I originally trained as a teacher in Virginia, but life brought me to Lancashire where I have worked in education (teaching and pastoral) for over ten years. During this time, I faced the opportunity to support students through personal struggles and mental health issues, which naturally led me on a path to counselling.
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
Free initial telephone or online session
- £45 per session (Walk and Talk or Zoom)
- £55 for home visit
When I work
Weekdays from 5:30pm
Saturday morning Walk and Talk available on a weekly or fortnightly basis from 9:30am