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About me

A Bit About Myself

Counselling is a personal journey and one which sometimes takes a lot for a person to start. As such, finding the right Counsellor that you feel you can create a connection with is important. So here is a little bit about myself and my history.

I have been offering Counselling in one form or another for the past six years. My journey on this path began as a volunteer for the Samaritans where I developed my passion for helping people through listening and reflection. Since my volunteer days, I decided that counselling was the vocation for me and so I began my formal training so that I can help people full time.

I offer counselling through an approach which is person or client led. This means that sessions revolve around you and what you bring to them. By working with what you bring,  at your own pace, offering reflections in a safe and confidential environment, we are able to work together to implement interventions and solutions which are all the more powerful because they come from you.

Next Steps

If you would like to know more about working with me, please feel free to reach out to me via email, my website, or via telephone. From here we can have a free consultation where I can find out a little more about what you wish to get from counselling and we can discuss how I can tailor sessions to suit your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

As I mentioned above, my journey began offering telephone support to people in crisis for the Samaritans. Here I helped people through a wide range of issues, which stood me in good stead for my formal training.

Since then I attained a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am an Individual Member of the BACP working towards accreditation. As such my practice strictly adheres to the BACP ethical guidelines.

Areas that I have specific experience of working with clients include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Alcohol and Substance Misuse
  • Domestic Violence & Abuse
  • Men's Mental Health
  • Anger Management
  • Relationships
  • Bereavement
  • Work Related Anxiety

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Single Session Fee

My individual fee is £45 for 50 minutes. 

Subsidies

I also offer subsidies for Student Counsellors which can be discussed in an initial free consultation. 

When I work

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Manchester, Greater Manchester, M40

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

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