I am a trained and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with 35 years experience of working within the NHS, privately and with organisations with people who have a wide number of issues.
I work alongside individuals and couples using a TA relational approach with the objective of improving and enriching people's lives. I will encourage you to address your difficulties in a safe, empathic and confidential manner with the aim of helping you to understand yourself, your relationships and to ultimately lead a happier, healthier life.
People can call or email for an initial session which lasts for one hour. This gives you an opportunity to meet me to discuss and decide how best to help you. I work in the Cockermouth and Carlisle areas.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling
- Diploma in Dramatherapy
- Certificate in Transactional Analysis (CTA Psychotherapy)
- MBACP (Snr Accred) 20 years
- UKCP Registered Psychotherapist 8 years
- BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals £45.00 for one hour
Couples £55.00 for 70 minutes
Concessions available for students, unwaged and low waged.