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About me

About me

You may be finding things difficult right now, feeling low, stuck or worried about the future. I know it can be difficult to ask for help. 

I offer a compassionate, safe and confidential space for you to notice your thoughts and feel into your emotions, a place where you feel truly heard. I aim to help you recognise limiting beliefs and uncover your most authentic self. 

I offer solution focused short term therapy and have a specialism within the area of employment, career change and work-related issues.

 I also offer longer-term person-centred /integrative therapy, working with a variety of presenting issues and being a Cruse Bereavement volunteer, I have experience of working with individual experiencing grief and loss.  I am also experienced in working with mental ill-health and neurodiversity. I work with adults and young people aged 14+.

Personally, I work from the foundational belief that there exists an unchanging and ever-present sense of being in all of us, a subtle 'I am' awareness that remains present and unbroken within and behind all of our experience.  I have an allotment, love being in nature, regularly practice yoga and meditation and I am Reiki practitioner in training.

Counselling for Young People

I have extensive experience working with young people in educational settings. As a teacher I offered an open-door policy and students would often utilise what they saw as a safe space during lunch and break times. Here, I developed a thorough understanding of the issues faced by young people and my move from teaching into counselling was inspired by a desire to work with young people more effectively than I ever could in the classroom.  Some of the main presenting issues for young people include: 

·       Emotional regulation

·       Anxiety and stress

·       Bereavement, separation and loss

·       Low mood

·       Confidence, self-esteem and self-image

·       School college/life transitions  

Counselling can help by offering a safe and non-judgmental space and a trusted adult to share emotions and experiences with, to feel heard and gain tools such as improved resilience, boundary setting and assertiveness.  Private therapy offers personalised approach, reduced waiting times and an unrestricted number of sessions depending on individual needs.  

Counselling for Adults

I offer a professional service and a personalised approach, tailoring your therapy to your needs.  I am passionate about offering you a sense of being truly heard. What I feel my clients find most beneficial is being able to share with me what they are experiencing and that being received in a warm friendly and non-judgemental manner. Some of the issues I can help with include:

·       Anxiety and stress including social anxiety

·       Confidence and self-belief

·       Relationship difficulties

·       Issues within the workplace

·       Career change and other life transitions

·       Low mood

·       Bereavement, separation and loss

Qualifications, Training and Additional Experience

Formal Qualifications:

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) 

Diploma in Counselling

Additional Training:

Bereavement Support: NCS Advanced Specialist Training

Working with trauma memories

Polyvagal Theory in Therapy

Existential Perspectives

Relational Depth

Suicide Awareness 

Additional Experience:

I have almost 20 years’ experience of teaching Psychology, Sociology and Health in schools and colleges.

For the past three years I been employed as a Work Recovery Coach, integrating  modalities, completed needs analyses and working with individuals with complex mental health needs to compose and implement personalised action plans to achieve employment, training and career goals.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) Psychology, PGCE,  Diploma in Counselling

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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NCS

National Counselling Society (NCS)

The National Counselling Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

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National Counselling Society

Fees

£42.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

When I work

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Further information

At present all of my counselling sessions are offered remotely via telephone or video call so you can work with me from the comfort of your own home without the added inconvenience and cost of travel. 

Hull, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU10

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Online platforms

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