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Online and Telephone Counsellor

About me

About me

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.

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers

Additional information

Fees

Individuals - £50 per 50 minute session

I offer concessions for key workers and low income clients, please get in touch to discuss.
*Appointments now available Monday - Friday

Tower Court Business Centre, Oakdale Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO30 4XL

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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.

wheelchair access at YO30 premises