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MBACP, NLP Cert

About me

I am currently offering 1 free session per week for any NHS worker in need of therapy during the current difficult period. I will remove this facility once the appointment slot is taken up.

I have a counselling room in St Helens town centre. It is a private building where you can be assured of anonymity.

Why work with me? I have been around for 48 years and in this time I have had my own share of disasters, struggles, issues and problems. I have suffered depression and lacked confidence. It was only when I made the brave decision to have some counselling that my life began to change. It wasn't easy, in fact at times it was very difficult but eventually I was able look back on things, make positive changes and also accept the things that I couldn't change. It felt so good that I became a counsellor myself and now I get to see those same changes in my clients as we work together.

I now run a private practice in St Helens and surrounding areas, offering not just a Counselling service but Life Coaching and Mentoring too. I am part of a group of therapists who work alongside each other and specialise in different therapies. So if I cannot offer you help for any reason, I can quickly put you in touch with someone who can.

How might therapy help you?

Therapy can help with a wide range of issues and life events such as depression and feeling down, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, relationship difficulties, confidence issues or a loss or bereavement of some kind.
It might be that something which happened in your past has left you feeling stuck and unable to move forward with your life.

It could also be the case that you don't know exactly what's troubling you, but you do know that things just aren't right.

Taking the first step

If you feel that you might like to work with me then you can either contact me by telephone or e -mail to make an appointment. Your confidentiality is of the utmost importance to me so please be re-assured that both my mobile number and e - mail are totally private. If you call and get my answer phone, please leave your name, telephone number and a short message. I will call you back as soon as possible (within 24 hours)

If you decide to book an initial assessment with me, This appointment will give us the chance to meet and I can answer any questions you might have. We can then decide if we might like to work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certified NLP Practitioner - The NLP Works Ltd.

I am an experienced counsellor and work in private practice with a wide range of clients and situations.

Continuous Professional Development

Working with trauma 2017
Working with dreams using Gestalt 2016
Working with grief using Gestalt 2016
Mindfulness in Therapy and Coaching 2014
Therapeutic group work facilitation 2014
Online and Skype Counselling Practice 2014
Working with anxiety 2014
Working with depression 2010
Working creatively in therapeutic practice 2013
Understanding loss and bereavement 2011
Working with suicidal thoughts and feelings 2012
Self Harm Awareness 2011

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Personal Development
Goal setting
Reaching Potential
Sports Performance

Photos & videos

Fees

Additional information

My fees are £40 per session

When I work

  • 9am-8pm Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm Sat, 11am-5pm Sun

Further information

If you need any other information about me, what I offer and how it might help, then please get in contact. I'm friendly, down to earth and approachable.

5 Haydock Street, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1DD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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