Life can be hard at times. We can experience loss, changes in our health, family circumstances or work life. Maybe our relationships are not fulfilling our needs and we do not know how to change things. At times, we don’t feel good about ourselves, we lose confidence in our ability to cope with life or maybe we feel impacted by past experiences or held back through feelings of anger, shame or guilt. Sometimes we don’t know what’s wrong, but we just know something isn’t right. I can help you explore what is going on for you by giving you a supportive space to talk and be heard.
I work with adults, young people (11+) and welcome autistic and Asperger's clients. I offer face to face sessions in the centre of York, as well as online, telephone and email counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Registered Counsellor, and also hold a Masters Degree in Counselling, both from York St John University. I have been counselling clients for three years and have worked with a wide variety of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, childhood abuse and low self esteem. I work in an integrative way, which means I draw on a range of counselling theories reflecting what I feel will be most helpful to you.
I currently work in my own private practice and as a sessional counsellor at Open Minds Counselling, Doncaster. I also provide some voluntary sessions for 121 Counselling in York, where I am also a trustee.
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
It is very important that you find a counsellor who you feel comfortable to work with. With this in mind, I offer a free 20 minute consultation to help you decide whether I may be the right therapist for you. It also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have. If you decide to go ahead, my sessions are £45 for a 60 minute session, whether face to face, online or via telephone. Email counselling is available at £40 for one email (up to 1000 words) and one reply.