I am trained and experienced in counselling and psychotherapy with individuals and couples and specialise in the dynamics of relationships.
Relationships are central to our experience of being human. If our relationships are healthy and fulfilling then our lives are likely to be. I believe that the most important relationship is the one we have with ourselves.
Some people start in counselling or therapy knowing what they want to change and others just know that they need to speak to someone but are not sure why. This is completely normal.
I believe that we have the ability to make the changes we want to and to live the life we choose.
You may be experiencing difficulties in any area of your life, finding yourself repeating unhelpful patterns of behaviour in your relationships at home or at work. You may be feeling overwhelmed, confused and stuck.
I can help you to make sense of what you are experiencing, reach a greater understanding of why you are the way you are and to learn new healthier ways of being.
As well as talking therapy, I also use Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Mindfulness techniques to support you in creating a new and better relationship with yourself.
I work on a short or longer term basis depending on the needs of my clients.
I practice in Hebden Bridge and South Manchester.
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed a four year training and gained a Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy at the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy.
My experience of 20 years in the voluntary sector and my work in private practice with clients since 2008 means that I am able to work sensitively and creatively with a broad range of issues using a variety of therapeutic techniques depending on my clients' needs.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am bound by their ethical framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am experienced in working with many issues such as anxiety and depression, stress, loss and separation, low self esteem, diversity in relationships and those listed below.
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
The fee for an individual session is £45
The fee for couples is £55
I operate a sliding scale for those on low incomes or benefits and for students.
Hours between 9am - 9pm
I undertook my own therapy for the 4 years of my training and have continued as I value it as ongoing self-development, self-awareness and support in my work with clients.
I undertake regular training as continuous professional development and receive regular clinical supervision.