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About me

I specialise in working with adults who are struggling to accept and come to terms with potential life changing neurological conditions such as stroke (including aphasia), TIA’s, Parkinsons, epilepsy and those who are  neurodiverse. I was also fortunate to speak at the Stroke Alliance for Europe conference in Porto in 2019. It can be difficult to talk to those close to us for a variety of reasons but perhaps it’s just that sometimes we need to be heard without judgement or fear of hurting our loved ones. 

As a fully qualified person centred counsellor with over 16 years’ experience I offer a relaxed confidential environment where clients can feel safe, respected and listened to without judgement.  Time and a safe space to explore worries or concerns can help clients gain perspective, re frame their thoughts and stop repeating harmful patterns. 

Perhaps you are a perfectionist or carry shame, perhaps you ruminate over the past and what the future will bring and this is having a detrimental impact on your quality of life. It could be that you have a general sense of unease or unhappiness that you can’t quite understand, I will sit with you to help you and reach your potential.  

Alongside my experience of working with life changing health conditions and the hidden effects of these I also work with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma, rape, sexual assault and domestic violence. 

As a counsellor I can help you to explore these feelings at your own pace and I feel my compassion, genuineness and warmth go a long way to building a positive rapport within the therapeutic relationship. It can be daunting talking to a stranger about your mental health however it can lead to a sense of ease, hope and acceptance.

Taking those first steps to therapy can feel difficult and finding the right counsellor can lead to clarity and a sense of peace. 

Training, qualifications & experience

My professional training began in 2002 and i have continued my professional development in the following.

  • Person Centred Counselling Level 4 Diploma.  
  • Neuropsychology Diploma
  • Animal Assisted Therapy Diploma
  • Mindfulness Diploma
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Rewind Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • PTSD
  • Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence and working therapeutically with domestic Abuse

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Stroke, TIA, aphasia, neurological conditions and diagnosis.

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My fee is £45.00 per session.

Free initial 30 minute telephone consultation

When I work

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Day time appointments are limited but i will do my best to accommodate.

Further information

I work from home and have a designated counselling room which has a safe relaxed feel. 

Southport, Merseyside, PR8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

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Off road parking available

Online platforms

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