After years of battling mental illness I decided to help others on their quest to better mental health.
I have now attained my Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy after 3 years of studying.
Brief history of myself;
- diagnosed with depression in 2010
- had a number of psychotic episodes and was given a diagnosis of psychosis
- in 2012 I was given a formal diagnosis of bi polar although had gone undiagnosed for a number of years
- 3 psychiatric hospital admissions totalling 7 months including 1 month on the intensive care unit
- held under section 2 & 3 of the Mental Health Act
- undergone numerous therapy sessions
- still take a number of medications to keep my condition under control
- 2 failed suicide attempts
- have enjoyed good mental health for 6 years
- 4 years Samaritans experience
- previously a trustee and committee member at Rotherham Samaritans
- completed the Foundations of Counselling course in 2016
- 18 months support work in a mental health unit run by Priory
- 2 years work at Sheffield Mind as an Enhanced Support Worker (ongoing)
- 160 counselling hours achieved (ongoing)
- campaigned for better mental health in Sheffield Star, Rotherham Advertiser, Radio Sheffield, Capital FM, Heart Yorkshire, Rotherham FM and Trax FM
- spoken at various NHS conferences across Yorkshire
- spoken at Samaritans regional conference
- published my first book 'King of The World'
- unofficially been helping people for a number of years
I firmly believe that people can and do come back from mental illness or personal set backs.
Medication is a fantastic tool in aiding someone but alone it will not solve the problem. Good mental health is like a pie and medication forms a major part of this however another major contributing slice is talking to somebody about how they truly feel.
Finding someone who can facilitate this can be very difficult. From the support I have given and feedback I have received I do feel I have the personal qualities to provide a platform for someone to speak their mind in an honest way and in an environment where they will not be judged no matter what they say.
I strongly believe the answers to the hardest of questions come from within oneself.
I offer 1-1 sessions in person or via telephone if you prefer.
There is no obligation, feel free to get in touch and test the water.
All work is fully insured and I am a member of the BACP and follow their ethical framework.
Nobody should suffer in silence, you are not alone.
I was surprised how much it has helped just getting things off my chest that I have never told anyone before without judgment. It’s crazy how much it has helped me with things. You’ve helped me build my confidence and made me realise it’s not always going to be bad.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Foundations of Counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Drug addiction
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My main speciality is mental health due to my experience of living with a mental health condition and also my work within mental health over the last 4 years.
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Fees for 1-1 counselling in a safe setting where you will not be judged are £40 for fifty minutes.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
My current availability is evenings and weekends to suit you.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|