Hi and thank you for looking at my profile. Life can be tough and sometimes we are dealt hard blows, however at these times you don't have to journey through life alone. It takes courage to accept that you need help and you have already taken a massive step towards that, so let me help you decide if I am the right person to work with you during your difficult time.
I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling which I studied at Leeds Metropolitan University and I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy which means I have high ethical standards in my practice, ensuring that my clients always feel safe and supported during my work with them. I have experience of working with people of all ages in both long and short term therapy. I work in a relational/integrative way which means that I can tailor my therapy to the needs of the client. I am empathetic and non-judgmental and will allow you the time and space you need to just be yourself. Together we can explore what you need in order to deal with distressing situations, relationship problems, issues from your past or what you need to help you move forward in your career and find your true potential.
If you would find face-to-face counselling difficult then telephone or on-line counselling can be arranged.
All information will be treated with sensitivity and remain confidential.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in (HE)Therapeutic Counselling
Training Certificates in:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Understanding Self-Harm and Suicide
Understanding Domestic Abuse
Mental Health Awareness
Child Abuse and Neglect
Protecting Children from Child Sexual Exploitation
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
On-going training in NLP (Neuro Linguistic programming)
Over 20 years experience of working in a management/personnel roll within the public sector which involved supporting colleagues with stress (both at work and at home), relationship issues, bereavement and other loss (i.e job, status, income etc.) as well as coaching and mentoring work.
Voluntary work at the Wakefield Well Women Centre and also at GASPED supporting those affected by substance misuse.
Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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
£40 per 1 hour session
£55 per 90 minute session
£50 per 1 hour session for couples
£30 per 1 hour session for Counselling Students
Appointments can be arranged for evenings
On-line, Skype and Telephone counselling can also be arranged
Please call the mobile number listed to arrange initial appointment which will be approximately half an hour and will be free of charge - this initial discussion can be over the telephone if more convenient. If I do not answer my phone please leave a message with your name and telephone number and I will ring you back as soon as possible.
All appointment cancellations require 24 hours notice and will not incur a fee.
Although I work from my own therapy room I am willing to do house visits if you have mobility or health conditions preventing you leaving your home. Further information on this service will be given on request.
I practice within the BACP ethical framework.
I undertake regular supervision in line with the BACP requirements.
I have full professional indemnity insurance and public liability insurance.
I have an Enhanced DBS Certificate.
I undertake continuous professional development training to keep me up-to-date with all information and guidance on counselling therapies and techniques supported by research and case studies.