During lockdown I am offering counselling support via online and telephone sessions. I am a BACP registered counsellor working in York.
I have experience of counselling within a women’s project, a counselling and mental health clinic and private practice as well as providing specialist mentor support for university students. I have provided counselling support for a bereavement arts project and assisted on self-esteem building courses. Within these settings I have worked with a wide range of presentations, including anxiety, depression, family issues, bereavement, domestic violence, menopause, life transitions, relationship issues, sexual abuse, self-esteem and trauma work. Please don't hesitate to call or email me for an initial chat about your concerns and how I may help you.
When offering face-to-face counselling I work from an easily accessible contemporary counselling room in York where there is plenty of parking.
How I work
I work holistically and relationally valuing and respecting 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.
This therapeutic support 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.
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 explore 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
- Currently studying for MA in Counselling
- PG Diploma in Counselling at York St John’s University
- Certificate in Counselling at York College
I have experience counselling in a Women’s Project 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 as well as working in private practice in Leeds and York. 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.
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.