I am an accredited qualified counsellor and Member of the BACP and am on the BACP Accredited Voluntary Register. I have experience working with individuals of various ages. I work on a one to one basis and also do couples counselling and family therapy. I have experience with a multitude of issues. I have also had in depth bereavement training at Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop.
I am a sensitive person and believe in treating people as individuals and will adapt my approach to suit your specific needs. Counselling offers a safe, confidential,non-judgemental environment for you to talk to someone who is not involved in your life, who will be empathetic and is trained to listen.
My experience has been gained from my private practice and from volunteering at a Halifax based charity, for many years, where I continue to volunteer. I have gained a deep understanding about loss, trauma and attachment issues. I have worked with many clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, feelings of sadness and relationship/ family issues. Affairs, betrayals, separation, divorce, abuse, loss, bereavement, loss of job, low self esteem and low self worth. Addictions, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and eating disorders.
I am an integrative counsellor and draw on Person Centred and Psychodynamic principles. I will support you in making sense of the challenges in your life. My hope is that by listening and gently challenging, you may gain new insight, build on your inner strength and find a way to move forward with your life and feel more empowered, promoting freedom and improved well being.
We will work collaboratively by exploring thoughts, feelings, behaviours, relationships, experiences and help to develop your personal awareness. Enabling personal growth and the opportunity to address issues that may come to the surface during the sessions.
The sessions are completely confidential and as a member of the BACP (British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy) I adhere to a strict code of ethics. I am fully insured and DBS checked. I can offer the counselling by face to face, whattsapp, facetime, skype, phone etc.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member MBACP (Accred) - I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic)
Level 3 Person Centred Counselling
Level 2 Counselling
BACP Certificate Of Proficiency
In depth bereavement training, gained at Bassetlaw hospital 2012.
8 years of volunteering at a Halifax based charity, where I continue to see both adults and young people, with a multitude of issues.
25 years of experience surrounding childlessness, dealing with the loss and disappointment, but also exploring and considering other options.
Continuing personal development courses CPD, covering such issues as stress, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, feelings of sadness, loss and bereavement. Relationship issues and family issues, affairs, betrayals, separation and divorce. Addictions, anorexia, low self esteem and low self worth and abuse (emotional, physical and verbal).
I attend monthly one to one supervision and monthly peer group supervision, to ensure my own professional and personal development.
I have over 25 years experience of the impact that surrounds i.v.f. and all the issues such as loss and fear.
l also have a deep understanding about the impact that cancer has upon a persons life both during and after treatment.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
The cost of the session will be £40 for one to one counselling, for a 50 minute session.
Couples counselling and family counselling will be £50, for a 50 minute session.
Due to covid restrictions Sessions are currently by telephone, FaceTime and zoom.
Session will take place at my Holmfirth practise, which has ample parking and is very private with beautiful open views over the Holme Valley area.
I can also offer telephone counselling for those who feel that may be more appropriate for their needs.
Initial consultation will be approximately 60 minutes. This will allow you time to decide whether counselling is for you. Whether we will be able to work together and most importantly whether you feel I am the right person for you.
After the initial session, there is usually a weekly session of 50 minutes, until you decide that you are able to manage challenges in your own life.
Mon - Fri 8am - 8pm. I am flexible and happy to also offer weekend appointments. Please call or e-mail me. I will call you back as soon as possible.
You will be given the opportunity to explore the difficulties you are experiencing in a safe haven, where I will be empathetic, respectful and non judgemental.
The Person Centred approach is ideally suited to issues in the here and now. Whereas, the Psychodynamic approach allows access into a persons past, which in turn enables often deep rooted issues, to come to the surface, in order to be made sense of and hopefully moved on from, allowing you to feel empowered and better able to cope with your life.
Please feel free to call me confidentially and discuss what is troubling you, you can then decide whether I am the right person for you and whether you feel we could work together.