I am a Psychotherapist and Supervisor registered and accredited with the BACP. I have ten years experience of counselling and clients presenting with a range of issues from stress, bereavement and loss, anxiety and depression to complex psychosocial issues such as PTSD.
My experience has been gained from a number of workplace settings, from a Hospice, in the community, in the voluntary sector and private practice. Also as a Youth Counsellor. From my role as Clinical Lead of an abuse and trauma service, I have a caseload of service users with complex needs and supervise/mentor trainee therapists on placement. I am experienced in case evaluations, risk management and safeguarding.
I currently work as a Specialist Mental Health and learning Support Mentor at Universities. Alongside operating a small but professional private practice and take self-referrals as well as referrals from health professionals, EAP providers, occupational health and support charities. I offer therapy to Children age 4 to 16, adults in individual therapy and to couples.
I also offer clinical supervision currently to counsellors at a Children's Hospice, Local Housing Association, and Trauma services in the voluntary sector. I also offer personal therapy to other therapists and student counsellors. I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP and offer both short term and long term therapy.
I have a Master's degree in Counselling and Trauma from the University of Nottingham. I specialise in abuse and all types of trauma. My skills, expertise and knowledge focus on the promotion of health and wellbeing of my client whilst my compassion, vision and relentless enthusiasm focuses on their emotional and spiritual journey through the counselling process providing a truly holistic experience.
My approach to counselling is all about empowering people to make better life choices. I work with empathy & respect to improve self-awareness & self-responsibility. I offer long and short-term therapy
Most of us at some point in our lives will experience problems and difficulties that leave us feeling emotionally drained and in despair. At such times we may feel unable to cope and may need some extra support. This is very common, completely 'natural and human' and there is no shame in asking for help. In today's highly charged and stressful society, more and more of us are under pressure. People from all walks of life are seeking help in counselling and psychotherapy.
Life's journey can be difficult at times and we can experience many challenges along the way. As an experienced counsellor, I offer a safe and confidential space where we can work together to explore whatever is happening for you and find the best way forward. I am an integrative Psychotherapist, and work in a way that I tailor my approach to the individuals.
Training, qualifications & experience
Humanistic Counselling Practice degree BA Hons - From The University of Nottingham
Master's degree in Counselling and Trauma University of Nottingham
Supervision Certificate from Macclesfield Counselling and Training Center
Advance Supervision Certificate Working with Groups from Macclesfield Counselling and
Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
Eating Disorders Diploma
Couples Counselling Certificate From Temenos Sheffield
MBACP Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and psychotherapists
Chronic Suicidality and Self –Destructive Behavior with Janina fisher PHD
Anger Management in Counselling and Psychotherapy
SAFE CIC: Training for Leading on Child Safeguarding course
SAFE CIC: Training for Leading on Adult Safeguarding course
The Web of Shame in the Therapeutic Space with Christiane Sanderson
First Aid certificate
Working with Loss, Bereavement and Complex Grief
Why every professional needs to be equipped to safeguarding against harmful practice training with Amnesty Human Rights action Center
Drugs and Alcohol awareness certificate
Living and Working with Dissociation with PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors
Trauma, Dissociation and Recovery: Healing the Brain with PODS (Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors
Safeguarding training with Sue Lewis
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
Counselling session individual
£45 for an hour
£50 for 1 hour
£75 for 1 hour 30 minutes
Student rate until qualified
£50 for 1 hour 30 minutes
During the Day evening and Saturdays if required.
I practice from two locations in Rotherham S60 and Sheffield S9.