I am a very experienced Person-Centred Counsellor and Counselling Supervisor. I hope you would find me approachable and respectful if you wanted to discuss having counselling with me.
I counsel individuals, couples and families, either short or long term depending on clients' needs and decisions. My counselling can be of benefit for most psychological and emotional concerns, including anxiety, depression, anger, addiction, bereavement, relationships, identity, trauma and abuse. However, my counselling is designed to work with the whole person, the unique life, culture and circumstances brought by each client.
I offer daytime and evening appointments at Hebden Therapy Centre, Hebden Bridge and the Banyan Weness Center, Burnley. These well managed therapy centres offer excellent facilities and are in my view ideal for counselling.
I can offer an initial counselling session for £20. During this session I aim to understand the key concerns which bring you to counselling, what you would like to explore or work on, and to explain some features of the counselling I offer. I would want to check that I am the right Counsellor for you.
My aim is to build therapeutic relationships with clients which create the safety needed to explore painful experiences, concerns and feelings. If you had counselling with me, I would hope to carefully develop and check my understanding of what matters to you, your values, your culture, your relationships and your thoughts about yourself. My attempt would be to openly tell you what I sense from you as you talk through your concerns, and that this may assist your progress towards greater self-understanding and well-being.
I believe that all people have potential for change and healing, although much hard emotional exploration may be needed to benefit from this. I work collaboratively and deeply with clients as they decide what to explore and how to move forward. My counselling is informed by the Person-Centred Approach. This a well respected model supported by a good evidence base for a range of concerns and problems.
If you would like to discuss counselling with me, please call on the number shown or email me on email@example.com
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Certificate in Counselling for Depression - NICE approved for IAPT services
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Counselling Supervision (BACP endorsed)
- Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education (with qualified teacher status)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I have a broad range of experience as a Counsellor gained from both private practice and working within several counselling services. I have counselled clients from a large variety of cultural and lifestyle backgrounds with a diversity of concerns and needs, including many with mental health diagnoses.
I have worked as counselling service co-ordinator, managing client assessment and allocation, policy and service development. For seven years I worked as a counselling tutor on a range of counselling courses offered by an adult education centre. This included an Advanced Diploma in Person-Centred Therapeutic Counselling, a nationally recognised course enabling successful trainees to practice as qualifed Counsellors. I was also the counselling courses co-ordinator for the education centre.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I can offer your initial session for £20 to help you make your decisions about counselling. After that sessions are charged at:
£40 per session lasting 1 hour.
£60 for sessions lasting 1.5 hours.
These rates apply to both counselling and supervsion.
Concessionary rates are negotiable for those on a low income.
Whilst most clients choose to have weekly counselling, we can negotiate the frequency of your sessions. It would be for you to decide when you are ready to finish your counselling.
I am open to home visits where necessary at the same rates, although a mileage fee may be applied.