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PhD, BPS Chartered Research Psychologist, Counsellor & Coach

About me

"Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will!"

A warm welcome to my profile. I have been in the field of emotional health for over 20 years & have contributed, either through counselling or research, to many people making a positive change in their life. You may be feeling stressed or 'not good enough' in life. Or wanting to make a big life decision or small manageable changes.  

I can adapt the therapeutic or coaching approach to your needs. I use a variety of short-term, solution focussed and evidence-based approaches such as; Single Session therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Coaching, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Compassion focussed therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and many more. I have a background in clinical research and so I remain up-to-date with innovative and evidence based models for emotional wellbeing and personal development.

I have a private practice predominantly working with adults. My specialist interest areas are, Women's health, CBT for Postnatal & Menopausal difficulties, Personal Development and Growth, Imposter Syndrome, Confidence and Self-esteem building, and Stress & Anxiety management.  I also provide a number of workshops in an organisational and community setting.  

I believe in the importance of good self-care, including regular exercise and a healthy diet, for optimum physical and emotional wellbeing. My style is solution-focused, integrative, and adaptable. I also use a number of Coaching models, such as GROW, SPACE, and Cognitive Behavioural Coaching.

I am a fully qualified BACP registered Counsellor, BPS approved Chartered Research Psychologist and Coach. I am trained in multiple techniques and models for various psychological and day-to-day stress related conditions. Loss of confidence at work and low self-esteem is an example of what I have recently worked with. Low motivation and mood, anxious feelings, and burnout are also common reasons people come to me. 

I offer an initial consultation over the phone. Please send me an email or call me  to book a consultation.  This gives both of us a chance to learn about each other. It enables me to find out something about the nature of the difficulties that brought you here, and you to evaluate something about the way I work. We might discuss what our work together might look like, what your expectations are and whether I can meet them. It is an opportunity for you to get a sense of me as your therapist and to see whether this might be the right place for you. If I am unable to work with what you present, I will signpost you to another service including your GP. 

Through my coaching & counselling skills, I can assist you in this journey of achieving your goal and look forward to hearing from you.  

Training, qualifications & experience

I am trained in:
Coaching, Integrative Counselling, Training and Development, and Clinical Research.  I also use a Spiritual Model of Counselling and Psychology which incorporates the mind, body and spirit using mindfulness based exercises. 

Qualifications relevant to Counselling:

  • Primary Certificate in Stress Management
  • Certificate in Coaching
  • Level 3 Award in Education & Training (AET) 
  • Chartered Research Psychologist
  • Certificate in working with young people
  • Relate Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • PhD in CBT based intervention
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Hypnotherapy
  • MSc in Applied Psychology
  • BSc Psychology

I am a member of the British Psychological Society, Association for Coaching and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I subscribe to their codes of ethics.

Since 2000 I have been working across the North West in a variety of roles within the field of Psychology and Emotional Wellbeing.  

Since 2010 I have been providing mainly short-term therapy at Voluntary, NHS, and Private setting.

Member organisations

BPS

British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

BACP

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Single session therapy
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Confidence Coaching
  • Wellbeing and Health Coaching
  • Menopause management
  • Role transitions - Parenting, Retirement, Post Divorce and Separation
  • Mindfulness

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Fees

From £60.00 to £300.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Rates on a sliding scale as they differ for Counselling, Coaching, Training and Workshops.  

First telephone consultation is free.

I offer a discount for block bookings of 6 sessions paid at the start.

Counselling starts at £60 for an hour  - Block booking £300 for 6 sessions (£50 per session).

Coaching  - £90 for 90 minute session - Block booking £300 for 6 sessions (£50 per session).

Training and Workshops rates for Corporate Clients range from £350 - £500 a day.

Individual training and workshop rates range from £25 - £50 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer only online sessions on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Further information

I provide the following Bespoke Workshops for Organisations and in the Community:                                                 

  • Menopause Management using a Cognitive Behavioural Approach
  • Positive Wellness Programme (6 week course on Emotional Wellbeing)          
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Stress management
  • Confidence Building
  • Self-esteem building
  • Mood and Anxiety management
  • The Compassion Focussed Leader
  • Team Building Workshop
  • Building Motivation
  • Dealing with Procrastination

Manchester, M25

Manchester, M13

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I am currently accessible online via Zoom or WhatsApp or Face-to-face in person at the Holistic Centre

Additional languages

Punjabi
Urdu

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom