Taking the first step to counselling can be a daunting prospect. So treating each client with compassion and care at every stage is the most important thing to me.
I work from two comfortable locations in Manchester and Nottingham, and I’m a fully qualified counsellor regulated by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), which means I’m trained and experienced in helping people to work through their issues in a confidential and professional way.
For me, it’s about supporting you from the very first time we speak. Being on hand to answer your questions about how I work, and talk through any worries you might have from day one, so you can make the choices you need with confidence.
I believe that counselling can help us all to lead richer lives by understanding our emotions better, working through issues and difficult times, and giving ourselves the space we sometimes need. Ultimately, it’s about caring for our emotional wellbeing as we might for our body.
There are different kinds of counselling to suit each person. I’m a qualified person-centred counsellor, which means I offer compassionate support to my clients in a non-directive way, so they can explore the things they need to in confidence and without judgement.
Many people ask how I became a counsellor. For me, it all started when I decided to go to therapy myself. It helped me to see that although life is difficult sometimes, the right kind of support can make a real difference, and this realisation inspired me.
I am also a qualified Breathworker. This enables me to work with you in a deeply embodied way. Our emotions are felt not only in the mind, but also in the body. When we combine counselling with breathwork, we are able to release tension and blocked emotions that are stored in your body, helping you to feel a deeper sense of peace.
I spend my time running my own private practice, working with clients with a vast range of emotional issues. I am happy to have an initial chat to see if I am the right therapist for you, so please do get in touch.
During these current particularly challenging times, I am offering online sessions via Zoom or Facetime, to make sessions more accessible for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor and a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I work within their code of ethics. I receive regular supervision giving you reassurance that I am an ethical practitioner. I also carry professional indemnity Insurance.
PG Dip in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy, PG Certificate in Counselling Skills, Concious Connected Breathwork Practitioner, BSc Hons Business
Working with Domestic Violence – Manchester City Council
Assessing Risk – Bolton Council
Diploma in bereavement counselling skills – Oldham Bereavement Support Services
Complicated grief – Oldham Bereavement Support Services
Working with self harm – Oldham Bereavement Support Services
Adult and Child Safeguarding – Salford City Council
Child Grief – Newark & Notts Child Grief and Loss Centre
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
For counselling sessions face to face and online I charge £45.00 per 50 minute session. Concessions available for students/low income.
I have day time and evening appointments available.
If you would like to find out more about the counselling I offer or my experience please feel free to have a look at my website and my social media sites.
If you have any questions at all please just give me a call.