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All of us go through difficult and overwhelming times in our lives that can result in us feeling alone and confused. We are often reluctant to share our feelings with friends and family for fear of worrying or upsetting them. I'm guessing that as you're here this may apply to you right now. There is no need to face your problems alone and talking it through with someone trained to help and support you can ease distress and enable you to work out what you need to move forward.
Together we can explore your feelings, thoughts, anxieties, memories or anything else you choose to bring. I will offer you a safe, confidential space where you can be yourself. You can expect to be listened to, understood and respected - free from interruption, judgement or assumption.
My approach is Person-Centred, which means that it is you who decides what you would like us to work on together and at what pace. This will enable you to unlock your own solutions and discover what you need to do. Increased self-awareness leads to the identification of new perspectives and options, bringing greater clarity. When we are able to find our own answers, they have more meaning to us and are more effective and enduring.
I have also worked as a school Family Support Worker and have experience of working alongside many parents and carers in order to enhance parent/child relationships and improve communication. Alongside counselling, I also offer Parent Child Attachment Play (PCAP) sessions. Based on the latest attachment research, PCAP is an empowering early intervention programme for parents and carers with children aged 3-15. Please get in touch if you would like to learn more about this. In addition to private practice, before relocating to Harrogate, I was a school counsellor in both a primary and secondary school and a volunteer at Number 22, a community counselling service in Maidenhead.
Effective counselling is very much dependant on the strength, trust and connection within each unique therapeutic relationship. I, therefore, suggest we arrange an initial telephone call of up to 30 minutes to help us to decide whether I am the right person to accompany you on your counselling journey.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Person-Centred Approach)
- Certificate in Therapeutic Play (Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Registered member of BACP
- Child Protection Level 1
- Certified Relax Kids Coach
- Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate
- Licensed Parent Child Attachment Play practitioner
- Solution Focussed Therapy
- Children and young people - loss,death and grief (Child Bereavement UK)
- Adolescent Self Harm (Self harm UK)
- Working with Suicide
- The Myth of Anger Management (Nick Luxmoor)
- Racial and Cultural Difference
- Working with Anxiety
- Developing Relational Depth
- 5 Day Experiential in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (Oxford Mindfulness Centre)
- Safeguarding in schools
- Parent Child Attachment Play
- Heart to Heart
- Generational Trauma
- Working with Groups
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial 30 minute telephone assessment session - free of charge
50 minute Counselling session £40
I am currently working online only and offer both daytime and evening appointments on weekdays.