Psychotherapist Counsellor. Bolton. MSc PgDip BA (MBACP) Reg
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I genuinely feel that it's possible to overcome self-limiting beliefs and self-destructive patterns of behaviour. Sharing problems that negatively impact your well-being can bring back a sense of control, helping you feel less stressed and anxious and freeing you to explore possible options and choices that you may not have noticed before.
I believe the strength of the relationship between myself and the clients I work with is central to the effectiveness of the therapy. I offer care and acceptance without judgement and work collaboratively with clients building a relationship based on trust and respect. I feel that it's possible to find emotional balance with access to appropriate support and find working with people who have taken the courageous step to help themselves genuinely rewarding. In addition to my academic and professional qualifications, I bring life experiences that guide and inform how I work.
Reasons for seeking therapy are individual to each person. Some people have a clear sense of why they struggle, and others know they feel troubled but don't know why. You may be finding life difficult at the moment because of current life events or as a consequence of past experiences. I have seen how therapy can improve the quality of life and emotional well-being for people who have experienced both short and longer-term issues and help prevent similar difficulties in the future. It can be challenging to adjust to life's stresses, and there are many reasons people experience poor mental health. I have worked with people experiencing a wide range of issues, including relationship and family concerns, divorce, abuse, issues from childhood, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, prolonged sadness. Therapy offers you space and time to share and express your feelings, where you will be listened to and heard with care and acceptance and without judgement.
I am a qualified, experienced psychotherapist and counsellor registered with the BACP. I hold a Master's degree in psychotherapy and counselling and offer professional counselling online and from my therapy room based in Bolton.
I have experience working with people with Asperger's syndrome and on the autism spectrum and have insight into the challenges of living with autism.
I work with clients offering short-term counselling or more long-term psychotherapy. Some clients find short-term therapy meets their needs and can resolve issues within a shorter time frame. Other clients are looking to explore and work through more deep-seated issues and find longer-term therapy more suitable.
Therapy can help you:
· Acknowledge and express your feelings
· Reduce confusion and become clearer about your next steps
· Explore how you would like things to be different
· Increase self-esteem and self-worth
· Feel more in control of your own life
· Identify self-limiting beliefs
· Improve your relationship with yourself and others
Training, qualifications & experience
I offer an integrative approach working with different psychological disciplines dependent upon each person's needs. Drawing on my training, work and personal experiences I can work with you to explore difficult issues, obstacles, decisions, whether they are current or long-standing problems that are affecting the quality of your life.
- MSc Master's degree: Psychotherapy and Counselling. The University of Salford.
- BA degree: Philosophy.
- Postgraduate diploma: Person-centred Psychotherapy and Counselling. The University of Salford.
- Training & Certificate CBT.
- Training & Certificate Transactional Analysis.
- Cerificate in remote - on-line & telephone counselling.
I also have training and experience in the following areas:
- Relational abuse
- Working with trauma
- Suicide prevention
- Gambling awareness
- Working with addiction
- Autism spectrum/ Aspergers.
- Internal family systems.
- Remote online & telephone counselling.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and as such my work is guided by the BACP's Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I am fully insured and take regular supervision and ongoing training to ensure my work remains at a high standard.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Fees: Individual therapy: £40: 60-minute session.
Couples: £50: 60-minute session.
When I work
I can offer flexible appointments, weekdays and some early evenings. I work online, over the phone and from a therapy room that is separate from the main house.
If you would like to find out more please do not hesitate to get in touch:
Mobile number: 07563 277116