PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, TELEPHONE OR ALTERNATIVE FACE TO FACE COMMUNICATION IS STILL AVAILABLE. THAT COULD MEAN SKYPE, WHICH IS EASY AND FREE TO DOWNLOAD, FACETIME, IF YOU USE APPLE PRODUCTS, OR ZOOM WHICH, AGAIN, IS FREE AND EASY TO DOWNLOAD. PLEASE DO NOT FEEL THAT ALL COUNSELLING HAS STOPPED - IF YOU ARE NOT COMPUTER SAVVY WE CAN USE THE PHONE - I AM STILL HERE BUT JUST IN A DIFFERENT WAY FOR NOW. PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH IF YOU WISH TO DISCUSS HOW WE CAN PROCEED, NOT EVERYONE IS A WHIZZ WITH TECHNOLOGY!
You may be feeling confused, angry, anxious or depressed, or feel the need to change direction in your life, become more positive. Relationships can be at snapping point and we can start to feel trapped and unhappy, sometimes without even knowing the full cause of our roller coaster emotions. But anxiety can build, we are not at ease and we fear being overwhelmed by it all.
Being a fully qualified professional counsellor, I offer one to one counselling where our meeting would be warm, friendly, confidential and private, giving you time to feel listened to without being judged. We all need help at some point in our lives and, if it was a physical symptom that we had, then we would go to the doctor. Sometimes we do have physical symptoms that persist, a nagging call from our body that all is not well, a warning. I also offer telephone or on-line counselling when face to face is not an option, perhaps due to the Coronavirus.
It can be hard to make that first phone call but we could have a talk so that you can see how it works without obligation. I can be available most days and evenings. If you would like to talk with me about counselling, and any issues you have, then please call me on 07963 093250 to have a confidential chat or do feel free to email me if you prefer. If I do not answer straight away then please leave a message so that I can get back to you as soon as I can.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Diploma in Counselling
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Counselling Concepts
BA Degree Chester University
Diploma in Supervision
I was a Counsellor at a doctors surgery for many years with many types of issues being brought. I offer short and long term therapy, it truly does depend on what you bring and how deep it is. That is for us to gently talk about and agree upon when we meet.
I also have many years experience of working in the private sector and have recently completed on-going professional development in many different areas, including Mindfulness which is very effective for all types of anxiety and stress, enabling us to deal with those thought loops that go round and round without end. I am also interested in how our bodies are sometimes telling us what is wrong yet we ignore it.
I am part of a professional body called the British Association For Counselling & Psychotherapy and abide by their codes of practise which means that my work is supervised by a suitably qualified person. It also means that I agree to continue learning in the counselling field so that I am always bringing the best to my client.
I have the relevant insurance in place and am covered to work with children.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also use Mindfulness techniques for anxiety and stress which can help tremendously.
Mindfulness is a form of focussing, easily accessible and proven to alleviate depression, having the same benefit as mild anti-depressants without the side effects.
If you would like to know how this could be of benefit to you then please do get in touch.
The fee is £40.00 per hour for counselling.
I work from a private, confidential and pleasant consulting room with plenty of car parking very close to Stockport Town Centre and there is a good bus service.