Are you feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, low on confidence or dissatisfied with life? Are you struggling after a bereavement or a life change? Do you feel like the same thing keeps happening over and over or that you want to grow as a person?
I offer a welcoming, accepting and collaborative relationship where you can:
- explore your difficulties
- talk about your thoughts and feelings
- feel heard and understood
- develop a greater understanding of yourself and your issues
- find patterns and make connections
- form new perspectives
- forge better relationships with yourself and others
- work out new ways to deal with your problems and live a more fulfilling life.
I also blend my knowledge of different types of therapy, training and experience to more effectively meet your needs. My main influences are person-centred, existential and psychodynamic therapy but I also draw on ideas from other forms of therapy such as transactional analysis and cognitive behavioural therapy.
I provide face-to-face, online and phone counselling.
I believe it's really important that you find a therapist that you feel comfortable talking to, so I offer an introductory session for a reduced price of £30 where you can get a feel for how it is to speak to me and we can talk about how we might work together. Please feel free to contact me to book your initial session or discuss your needs and how to go forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy from Leeds Beckett University and have completed training in Online and Telephone Counselling. I also volunteered at Bradford Counselling Service for three years.
I’m a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I work in line with their ethical framework.
A little more about me
I had a varied career before becoming a therapist; teaching English as a foreign language in Italy and working in different office jobs around the UK. In 2019 I went to Sierra Leone to teach Maths and English, and help local charities with their projects.
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
The initial session costs £30.
After that, individual 50-minute sessions cost £45.