I am a fully qualified, BACP registered counsellor supporting clients with a wide range of issues. As an integrative counsellor, I work with you drawing on a number of approaches and techniques to reflect your individuality. I understand everyone has their own unique struggles and experiences and sometimes it can feel difficult to process our thoughts and feelings. I aim to show respect by working at a pace that feels comfortable for you where you will feel heard and understood.
Maybe you have experienced loss or trauma that was out of your control and your ability to cope has been impacted. I aim to provide you with a space that feels safe, a supportive space to explore what is going on for you without the fear of judgment. This unique space is tailored to you and what you may bring to counselling.
I see my role as being alongside you on this journey as we build our therapeutic relationship and work collaboratively. You may need a space to heal or we may explore what choices you have if this is appropriate and/or any changes you wish to make towards living a more for-filling life.
I work using a Humanistic approach, where I hope for you to gain understanding and insight as I support and encourage you to find your own solutions as you embark on a new journey. I believe with the right support everyone can gain the capacity for personal growth and change.
I may also suggest working creatively, as with all counselling you do not have to do anything that doesn’t feel right for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working with young adults in a college setting, supporting 16-25-year-olds through struggles from anxiety and depression, relationship issues, identity issues, self-harm, suicidal thoughts.
I currently provide counselling at Well Women in Wakefield, a women’s only organisation.
I have trained and worked at Cruse Bereavement, Leeds, providing counselling to bereaved adults.
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling - York St John University
Certificate in Counselling Skills - York College
Working with relational trauma: Dealing with disorganised attachment
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work according to their ethical framework.
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
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Initial assessment: Free
Therapy session: £45 (50 minutes) face to face, online or telephone.
Student concessions available.
Please feel free to contact me by telephone or email and we can arrange a 20-minute phone call where you can ask me any questions. This session is free of charge with no obligation and gives you the opportunity to decide if you would like us to work together.
I offer both long and short term therapy.
I have full professional indemnity and public liability insurance.