About me and my practice
Are you struggling to make sense of something, past or present, which is impacting your life currently? Are you feeling overwhelmed by a life transition or event? You may be feeling stuck and wondering how to move forward or feeling in distress and unable to talk to family and friends.
At these times the support of a therapist can be beneficial in supporting you to clarify your feelings, enabling you to gain new insights and understanding of whatever is concerning you. I offer a supportive and non-judgemental space to talk through whatever is worrying you and work collaboratively with you to explore and reflect on different perspectives of your experiences. I am committed to being alongside you as you face any difficulties or uncertainty of the unknown and will support you in drawing on and developing inner resources.
I am a BACP registered integrative humanistic counsellor working towards accreditation and studying for a Masters in Counselling. I have experience of counselling in a local women’s project and in a Counselling and Mental Health Clinic. I have provided counselling support for a bereavement arts project and assisted on a self-esteem building course.
Within these settings I have worked with a wide range of presentations, from people seeking to understand the impact of past traumas on their life, to anxiety, bereavement, depression, domestic violence, menopause, life transitions, relationship issues, sexual abuse, self-esteem, support for carers and work-related issues.
How I work
I work from a holistic relational approach which values and respects all unique aspects of self from the emotional and physical to the spiritual. This relational approach offers an empathic, accepting and authentic way of being to support you in gaining a focus for counselling work and exploring any feelings and difficulties you may be experiencing.
What to expect
I work with adults in short or long-term therapy in a supportive environment. In the initial session we’ll talk about the issues you would like to work on in counselling and your expectations of the counselling process. At the end of the first session, if you decide that counselling is right for you, together we can agree a focus for the counselling work and arrange a regular time slot to meet up, as well as discuss the practical elements of counselling sessions such as the number of sessions, cancellations and holidays.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training, Qualifications and experience
- PG Diploma in Counselling at York St John’s University
- Certificate in Counselling at York College
I have experience working in a local Women’s Project as a counsellor and assisting on the ESTA program, a self-esteem group work course. In addition, I have experience working at the Counselling and Mental Health Clinic at York St John’s University which offers counselling services to people living in York and North Yorkshire. I have supported Good Grief, a project in which professional artists and storytellers facilitate creative ways to tell stories, share memories and express experiences of grief through the arts.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals - £40 per 50 minute session
I offer concessions for low income clients, please get in touch to discuss.
*Appointments now available Monday - Friday
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client