** Currently only online and telephone sessions available **
Sometimes life throws things at us, such as bereavement, work problems or relationship breakdowns and these can leave us feeling anxious, depressed or stressed, or we may be feeling low and lacking energy but don’t know why. We may also have more deep-seated issues which are preventing us reaching our potential. Counselling offers a calm, safe, non-judgemental space in the midst of this turmoil, a place where you will be truly heard and accepted for who you are. As your counsellor my aim is to walk alongside you through your issues, offering insight into patterns of thinking which may not be working for you anymore and helping you face your fears so you can move forward with positivity.
I am a humanistic counsellor, which is based on the philosophy that each individual is of value and has the potential for psychological change, growth and personal fulfilment. I will seek to establish an empathic, supportive therapeutic relationship in which to help you explore your feelings, behaviours and worldview, and work towards finding a better way forward for you. As the therapeutic relationship is a key tool for change in counselling, I offer a free 15 minute introductory session over the telephone so we can decide if we would work well together.
I have many years counselling experience, mostly in the voluntary sector, and currently work at 1-2-1 Counselling in York where I support clients through a whole range of personal issues. I have experience of short-term counselling (6 sessions) and also long-term work, dependent on your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I have a BA (Hons) in English Literature.
- I studied the Counselling Studies Certificate at York College (pass with distinction) and went on to study the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (pass with merit) at York St John University.
- I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
- I have completed training courses on:
- Working with Anxiety
- Mental Health First Aid
- Working with self-harm
- ASIST Suicide Prevention
- Working with Anger
- I attend regular supervision in accordance with BACP requirements.
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
£45 an hour for face-to-face counselling
£40 for online and telephone sessions
I offer a free 15 minute telephone session in order for us to decide whether we would work well together.
I am a volunteer counsellor at 1-2-1 Counselling in York, where I have worked with a diverse range of clients. I also worked at the Spurriergate Centre in York for several years, where I did longer-term work with clients.