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MA PgDip MBACP

About me

I am a counsellor and psychotherapist with extensive experience of working with a wide range of client difficulties, notably those relating to anxiety, depression and addiction.

I offer a safe and caring environment in which you can share, explore, understand and change your experience of anything that is causing you difficulty or distress.  My role as a therapist is to facilitate that process of empowerment and growth, using my training and experience to work with you to help you achieve your goals.  You will receive my respect and support throughout that journey.

My work with clients is centred upon therapeutic relationships built on empathy, honesty and respect.  You will encounter a supportive, safe environment in which you feel understood and empowered to make the changes that are right for you.

As your counsellor or therapist, I will be alongside you as you explore and work through difficulties or choices, creating between us an environment for growth.  I commit to being real, open and engaged as an active participant in the therapeutic work.  You may be invited to experience and clarify your emotions, or to consider where you find meaning in your life, but you will remain in control of each session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed my training in Counselling & Psychotherapy at the University of Cumbria.  As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I work in accordance with the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions, and I meet or exceed the professional requirements for my ongoing professional development and supervision.

I attend training events to widen and deepen my counselling knowledge and skills.  These have included sessions on Attachment Theory, Mentalisation-based Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Existential Therapy, Hakomi Therapy, Addition & Substance Misuse, Ecopsychology and PTSD/Trauma.

In addition to my private therapy work, I have provided counselling at a GP Surgery in Lancaster and at South Lakeland MIND in Kendal.  I have also provided counselling with a charity based in Edinburgh, specialising in therapy for those whose lives have been affected by drug and alcohol misuse.

I provide training in Counselling & Psychotherapy as a tutor and senior lecturer for the PgDip/MA course at the University of Cumbria and have research interests focused on clients' experiences of emotions relating to climate change.

My training and therapy experience has included working with people who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties associated with low moods; anxieties; stress; anger management; PTSD; physical, emotional or sexual abuse; bereavement; relationship problems; alcohol misuse and other addictions; eating disorders; or other self-harming behaviours.

Member organisations

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

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

I would like us to meet to explore whether therapy may be of help to you and to discuss any questions or concerns.  My fee for initial consultations and ongoing appointments is £50 per session, with some flexibility to offer reduced fees when attendance would not otherwise be affordable.

When I work

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I currently have availability to meet new clients.

I offer therapy via secure online video and also in-person.

Further information

Therapy sessions are offered in comfortable and quiet rooms at White Cross on South Road in central Lancaster, easily accessible from the City Centre.  There is a lift and easy access with mobility aids.  Parking is normally available at the location, free of charge, or alternatively at the public car park adjacent to White Cross.

Alston House, White Cross, South Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4XQ

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

My room in Lancaster is accessible by lift.

Online platforms

Zoom