I am a BACP Registered counsellor offering one-to-one counselling in person at our Brighouse office, by telephone or online. I have experience in working with work-related stress, feeling sad or overwhelmed, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, bereavement, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, loneliness, those adapting to life with a chronic illness.
On the basis that a good therapeutic relationship is key for allowing change and growth to occur, I work with my clients to explore experiences, thoughts and feelings in a supportive environment.
I draw from person-centred, humanistic and cognitive behavioural approaches to adapt what’s needed in each situation. My training in mindfulness, breathing and relaxation techniques have proven useful in management of anxiety symptoms and for general wellbeing and self-care.
Our view of the world is shaped by our experiences and in seeking to understand and find meaning from them, we can gain the perspective needed to make choices in how to direct our life.
Our sessions begin with telling the story of what brings you to counselling, and we will then work together to identify areas to focus on and the kind of support needed for each situation. For some people this can be about taking time to reflect on their experiences and the impact it has on them, and for others more structured techniques are provided to help manage and understand specific experiences.
Feedback I have received from clients is that counselling allowed them the space to stand back and look at life for a moment rather than always being in the thick of it. By talking through things, it has helped them to see what they need to do next.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have experience of working in the charity sector and an occupational health setting offering both long- and short-term therapy.
My qualifications include a post-graduate diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, a degree in Biological Sciences specialising in Physiology and Health, a Diploma in CBT and I am also a qualified Hatha Yoga Teacher.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I am available for appointments between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.