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MBACP (Accred) & MNCS Accred

About me

Hi and welcome to my profile.

I offer short & long term counselling plus I can offer the REWIND Technique which is in relation to phobias and trauma (PTSD).


I am currently counselling in private practice at Clitheroe (Clitheroe Psychotherapy Centre, 5 Waddington Road) and Skipton (Craven Clinic, High Street) Town Centres and have worked voluntarily at a charity in Colne that supports poor and marginalised families and residents of Colne and its surrounding areas.

Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked for many years dealing with and supporting victims of crime and also delivering training to Police Officers both locally and Nationally.

I am a Person Centred counsellor, which means that I believe you are the expert of yourself, you have the ability to become more self aware and make changes should you wish to do so or you may wish to be able to better understand yourself. I will work at providing the right conditions during our sessions to enable you to fulfil this.

During our time together I will not be telling you what you should and shouldn't do - you will no doubt have already experienced being told what you 'should' be doing when you really just wanted to be heard.

I will give you the space to explore what you choose, at your pace and when you are ready. I will be non-judgemental, I will not only listen to you but hear you and accept you for what and who you are.

When was the last time you took some quality 'me time' for yourself?

Now that you have taken that difficult first step of looking at counselling sites why not contact me and arrange that first meeting to see how counselling may help.

REWIND Technique

This is also known as the fast trauma (PTSD) and phobia cure.

It is a non-intrusive, safe and highly effective psychological method for detraumatising people, which can also be used for removing phobias.

It allows a person to unhook negative emotions attached to a real or perceived experience.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have the following qualifications:-

  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Education - University of Huddersfield

I have also been trained by The Human Givens College in the following:

  • Guided Imagery and Visualisation for Therapeutic Change
  • REWIND Technique - The fast trauma (PTSD) and phobia cure
  • How to break the cycle of depression
  • How to lift depression, the practical skills you need

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

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£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information


I charge £45 per session which is 50mins in length.

REWIND Technique

I charge £45 per session, minimum of 2 sessions required.

Generally 2 - 3 sessions are needed.

Trainee/Student Counsellors

Reduced rate of £25 per session.

When I work

At times I may not be able to answer my phone but I will reply to all messages (email/phone) as soon as possible.

Further information

The REWIND Technique more often than not takes anywhere between 2 -3 sessions initially.

Counselling can be short or long term.

I work in both Clitheroe and Skipton Town Centres, both of which can easily be accessed by car or any public transport. Skipton has disabled access with counselling rooms being on the ground floor.

Craven Clinic Ltd, 1-2 Mount Pleasant, High Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1JZ

Clitheroe Psychotherapy Centre, 5 Waddington Road, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2HJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My Skipton location has wheelchair access but my Clitheroe location doesn't.

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