I am a fully qualified and experienced Person-Centred counsellor with my own private practice in Greetland, Halifax. Additionally I work part-time in a Pastoral role within a local school and I was previously a volunteer counsellor at Noah's Ark Counselling and Psychotherapy Services and listener, leader and mentor at the Samaritans.
Working in the Person-Centred Approach means I offer one to one counselling, in a non-judgemental and non-directive way. I advocate this approach as I enjoy helping people realise their potential and become who they want to be! This approach particularly helps those who are drawn to exploring their own thoughts and feelings without being judged. Counselling is not about 'fixing' problems as such, it is about changing your understanding and view of the problems, enabling you to work towards living in a way that you find more satisfying. In essence, it is 'talking therapy'. I specialise in working with presenting concerns such as depression, abuse and sexual abuse, self-harm, eating disorders, relationship issues and anxiety. Additionally, I work with teenagers and adults and more recently there has been an increase in people seeking support for pet bereavement.
I offer a free initial consultation as I believe it is important for us both to feel comfortable working together in order to move forward in a professional therapeutic relationship. Counselling will take place at a convenient time in a safe and confidential space where you are able to explore issues that you chose to bring to the sessions. I offer telephone, video call and face to face counselling. Together we will explore issues which are causing problems and work towards freeing you from them. In my experience, it can be difficult at times but also fulfilling and rewarding as you progress through your journey.
COVID-19 Mental Health Support - Feeling Anxious? I offer Video and Teletherapy. Please get in touch for pay-per-session if you wish to talk.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Fully Qualified Counsellor ~ Professional Diploma in Person Centred Counselling
- Member of National Counselling Society (MNCS Accred) which is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority
- Member of British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (MBACP) working to the Ethical Framework
- Fully Qualified Teacher ~ Bachelor of Education with Honours (B.Ed. Hons) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
- Pastoral Support, Safeguarding Officer and Learning Mentor at local primary school
- Qualified Nurture Teacher ~ Theory and Practice of Nurture Groups (NGN) using Boxall Profiles
- NCFE Cache Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
- NCFE Cache Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Children's and Young People's Mental Health Problems
- NCS Working with Eating Disorders
- Volunteer Counsellor at Noah's Ark Counselling Centre working with Adults and Young People
- Previous volunteer as an active listener, leader and mentor at Samaritans
- Over 12 years' experience working with young children (4-11 years)
"Tina, I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and approach with *child. *Child loves your sessions and has so much respect for you and thinks very highly of you. I know a few parents who have children with mental health problems and I have no hesitation in recommending you as I think you are quite fantastic'. Parent L.
"Hugely helpful in finding my own coping strategies." Simon.
"Made a genuine difference to my life - thank you!" M.
"" I felt safe, respected and valued." Anon.
"I felt respected and valued during my therapy." JS.
"Tina provided a safe place for me to talk about my issues. I feel happy talking with her in confidence.' AW.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
COVID - 19 Mental Health Support - Feeling Anxious? I offer Video and Tele-therapy. Please get in touch for pay-per-session therapy if you wish to talk.
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£45 per therapeutic hour (between 50-60 minutes).
FaceTime or Skype sessions also available.
Student discount available.
Appointments are available including some evenings and weekends however I will respond to emails usually within 4 hours.
I offer a free initial consultation lasting around 20-30 minutes which can be done over the telephone as I believe it is important for us both to feel comfortable working together.
Please do not hesitate to email or ring me to discuss arranging a meeting or if you would like any further information. I am also able to accommodate evening and weekend appointments to fit in with busy lifestyles.
COVID-19 Mental Health Support - Feeling Anxious? I offer Video and Tele-therapy. Please get in touch for pay-per-session if you wish to talk.