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I am a professionally qualified and highly experienced BACP Accredited Counselling Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor working with Adults. I am dedicated to developing an open, honest and trusting relationship with my clients where your wishes, hopes, fears and anxieties are respected.
I believe that each person is a unique individual with their own personal life experiences and by working together in a safe, supportive way we can explore options for personal growth and change. I facilitate the exploration of difficult issues from past or present in a non-judgemental, confidential, professional environment.
My initial training was in the Rogerian person-centred approach. My therapy work is therefore grounded in the belief that we all have the inner resources to solve our problems given appropriate support within a truly person-centred relationship.
My personal development has led to an integrative approach to therapy so that, depending on the clients concerns and wishes, I am able to draw upon a wide range of philosophies including:
Transactional Analysis (TA), which is a model of psychotherapy used for understanding human development and facilitating change to life patterns). Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Emotional Freedom Techniques.
Since 2009 I have continuously worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist with both male and female clients in a variety of settings. I have a private practice, working with a wide range of issues such as depression, low self-esteem, grief/loss and more. I am employed by a charity called Doncaster Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Services as a psychotherapist working primarily with trauma and I also work for a number of Employee Assistance programmes.
What can counselling do for you?
Counselling can provide an opportunity for you to explore your thoughts and emotions in order to gain a greater understanding of both yourself and your life experiences. This can be a really positive step forward in re-organising your thoughts and feelings, in developing your own solutions to difficulties and in re-building a sense of who you are and how you want to live your life.
Talking to someone can be an extremely powerful and healing experience and can help you to feel less isolated and more able to make sense of your life circumstances.
Counselling is a confidential process between the client and the therapist.
If you have any questions - any at all (it doesn't matter how trivial they may seem to you), email me or phone me, and we can talk with no obligation on your part.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Psychotherapy (Transactional Analysis) 2019
· Certified Transactional Analyst 2019
·EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner 2021
· Diploma in Clinical Supervision 2016
· Certificate in Working with Children and Young People 2015
· Certificate in Therapeutic Interventions for Emotional Eating Behaviours 2014
· Certificate in Working with Depression 2014
· Level 1-3 Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner 2013
· Diploma in CBT (with a Distinction) 2011
· Certificate in Living and Working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 2011
· MA Humanistic Counselling Practice 2010;
· BA 2:1 (Hons) Humanistic Counselling Practice 2007;
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). The European Association for Transactional Analysis. I work within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and am fully insured with Professional Liability Insurance.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I achieved the status of Level 3 Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner in April 2013 from the Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques.
I am also an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) Europe Accredited Practitioner. I was trained by Dr Michael C Paterson OBE, an EMDR Europe Accredited Senior Trainer.
For some people, when something traumatic has happened to them, the memory of their experience comes crashing back into their mind, forcing them to relive the event with the same intensity of feeling - like it's taking place in the present moment.
These experiences may present as flashbacks or nightmares, and are thought to occur because the mind was simply too overwhelmed during the event to process what was happening.
As a result, these unprocessed memories and the accompanying sights, sounds, thoughts and feelings are stored in the brain in 'raw' form. Here, they can be accessed when something in everyday life triggers a recollection of the original event.
While it isn't possible to erase these memories, the process of EMDR can alter the way these traumatic memories are stored within the brain - making them easier to manage.
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
Therapy sessions are available on Monday's, Thursday's and Saturday’s.
I offer an initial free discussion over the telephone; this may help you to decide whether I would be the right person to help you.
£50 per 50 minutes for counselling/psychotherapy session
£45 per 50 minutes for student/trainee counsellor
£50 per 60 minutes for Supervision
£60 per 50 minutes for Couples counselling.
£60 per 60 minutes for EMDR
Day and evening appointments available on Monday's, Thursday's and Saturday's
I am a Member of: -
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
UK Association for Transactional Analysis (UKATA)
Member of EMDR Association UK & Ireland
The BACP is the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am an accredited member of the BACP which means that I have attained a significant level of training and experience. Also, that I am bound by their code of ethics which ensures that I work in a professional manner.
I have Professional Liability Insurance with the Howden Specialist Insurance Brokers.
I have an Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service to work with Young People and Adults.
I have regular twice monthly supervision with experienced and qualified supervisors. I am committed to my ongoing professional development and regularly attend seminars and workshops with leading trainers from the international field of counselling and psychotherapy. In so doing I am continuously extending my knowledge base and experience. Also, I undergo regular psychotherapy which enables me to clear any of my own issues that might otherwise influence my work.