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MBACP (Accred), FD Couns, Dip Couns

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile.

Counselling can provide us with an opportunity to explore our thoughts and emotions in order to gain a greater understanding of who we are and what we have experienced. This can be a really positive step forward in developing our own solutions to difficulties and in re-building our lives.

Talking to someone in a warm, friendly and safe environment can be an extremely powerful and healing experience and can help you to feel less isolated and more able to make sense of your life circumstances.

I offer Face to Face, Online and telephone counselling and I can be flexible about appointments, offering day evening and weekend sessions.

I have a wealth of experience over the past 13 years,  working with clients in both the public and private sector.

In addition to my private practice, I have worked as an Addiction Therapist in a private residential rehabilitation centre.

Another important part of my work involves providing support for members of private Insurance and Healthcare providers. I am a registered provider of counselling and psychotherapy for AVIVA, BUPA, CIGNA, ALLIANZ, AXAPPP, VITALITY Health and WPA,  AETNA GLOBAL BENEFITS

If you are a member of any of these providers, please contact them in the first instance to check your eligibility. For those who are covered, you will usually be directed to your GP for a diagnosis and then you will be provided with a pre-authorisation number, which signifies your authorisation to commence therapy.

I treat everyone as a unique individual with the potential for growth and reaching their full potential.

My counselling practice is governed by the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) 'Ethical Framework for Good Practice'.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Degree in Counselling (Open University) 2013
  • Advanced Diploma Psychotherapeutic Counselling (West Nottinghamshire College) 2013
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Derby College) 2011

Professional Counselling Bodies

  • Accredited Member British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
  • Accredited Voluntary Register Certificate Number: 041386

Training Courses & Workshop

  • Counselling for Depression by The University of Nottingham
  • Certificate of Proficiency British Association Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Alcohol Awareness
  • Suicide Awareness
  • Domestic Abuse Awareness
  • Domestic Abuse and its effects on Children
  • The LBGT Community and their expedience of Domestic Abuse
  • Respect Working with Male Victims of Domestic Abuse
  • Diversity and Equality
  • Workplace Mediation
  • Providing Clinical Assessment within the NHS
  • Trauma and Anxiety and Workplace Counselling
  • The Provision of Counselling within the NHS
  • Brief Counselling
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Organisational Context of Counselling
  • Assessment and the Organisational Perspective
  • Safeguarding Children
  • 'Beating the Blues' Online CBT Portal
  • Telephone Counsellor Training
  • Stress Management

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Individual Fee

My counselling practice is in the centre of Halifax Town Centre opposite the Halifax Bank HQ Building. I am conveniently situated to offer Lloyd's Banking Group Staff Counselling, who have BUPA cover as part of their Employee Benefits.

Counselling/therapy £55 per session.

I offer concessionary rates to Trainee Counsellors.

What I offer first is a free no obligation session which gives us a chance to meet and make sure I'm going to be the right Therapist to help you. This meeting can be face to face or it can be remotely either via Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, Facetime or phone

Cancellations with less than 24 Hours notice are fully chargeable.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday times by appointment.

Further information

I undertake regular professional supervision to ensure the highest standards of ethical practice are upheld. I am committed to enhancing my personal and professional development and take part in further study and research. I hold an enhanced DBS check and have professional indemnity insurance.

Please click on the following links to the Accredited Voluntary Register of which I have attained registered status.

3 St. Johns Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2JD

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair access ground floor.

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