About me

Why Counselling?
Whatever brings you to counselling, whether it is a personal crisis, trauma, depression, anxiety, isolation, a relationship or internal conflict, loss, or simply a need to talk and be listened to, I can offer you a safe and creative space to explore your life challenges.

As a trained and experienced counsellor, and having gained valuable life experience, I work without judgment, and in an atmosphere of total trust.

I aim to get to know you, so that we can work together to discover and build upon your innate strengths and wisdom - qualities that will help you to live a healthy, rewarding and full life.

How I Work
I work as a Psychosynthesis Counsellor/Psychotherapist. This means that I work creatively; with mind, body and soul, the conscious and the unconscious, the personal (how the various parts of your personality function together in your life) and the transpersonal (your connection with your deepest self, your purpose and potential).

I use an intuitive and relational approach with each client. This means that each session is tailored and relevant to what is happening for you right now.

I also have over 20 years experience of coaching individuals and teams to achieve their greatest potential in life.

I work with individuals and couples, either face to face or online - whichever suits you best. I can offer short or long term counselling, according to your circumstances.

What to do Next

I suggest that you contact me by phone or e-mail initially with any questions. Then, if you decide you would like to go ahead, we can arrange our first session. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered and Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred.)
Post-graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling (London)
M.A. in Management Learning (Lancaster University)
N.L.P. Business Practitioner
20+ years experience as a performance and life coach
Foundations in Psychosynthesis (London)
Essentials in Psychosynthesis (London)

Certificate in Couples Counselling
Historical Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD - lapsed membership) and Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB).

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Identity and existential issues
Loneliness and isolation
Change
Attachment
Relationship difficulties

Fees

From £40.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£40-£45 per session for individuals or £55 per couple. A reduction may be available for those on a low income.

An initial phone or online conversation is recommended to give us an opportunity to find out if we wish to work together.

Skype, FaceTime and Telephone meetings can also be arranged.

Availability

I can offer flexible times for individuals or couples during the day, both in person and online.

Further information

Some of the Benefits of Counselling
Counselling is for anyone who wants to improve or maintain their state of wellbeing. It helps to raise our awareness of who we are and how we experience our life, how we relate to others and make sense of the changing circumstances of our lives. It helps us to accept our past and come to terms with those things that have caused pain and suffering, live in the present time with awareness and mindfulness, and move towards our future potential and live a rich and purposeful life. We are all whole beings and yet sometimes get stuck in a place of confusion, fear, doubt, anxiety, grief, where we feel 'less than' we'd like. Counselling can help you to find your Self, and become everything you can be.

Preston
Lancashire
PR3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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.

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