Hello. I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I practice an open, pluralistic form of counselling that can be adapted to the unique needs of each client, as no two people are alike. I will work collaboratively with you to assess your preferences, needs and expectations, in order to create an effective therapeutic approach for your problems. Counselling may be long-term or short-term. Usually, short-term, time-limited counselling will be more structured and goal-oriented.
I have experience of working with a diverse range of clients with various issues including:
- Bereavement and feelings of loss
- Poor self-esteem
- Traumatic experiences
- Social phobia
- Physical, sexual and mental abuse
- Relationship problems (family/partners/friends/colleagues)
- Sleeping difficulties
- Life changes
I offer video and telephone, as well as in-person, counselling (when possible, and with strict adherence to COVID-19 safety guidelines). For face-to-face counselling, I am located at The Tower Clinic in Leeds. I have some flexibility regarding my available working hours and will try to arrange sessions that are convenient for you, whenever possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, and to arrange an appointment if you would like to do so.
Training, qualifications & experience
Master's Degree in Psychotherapy
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Level 2 Certificates in Awareness of Mental Health Problems; Understanding Autism; and Information, Advice and Guidance.
Additional training I have received includes:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy for depression
- Counselling clients on the autistic spectrum
- Substance abuse issues
- Creative therapies
- Dementia awareness
- Awareness of domestic violence and abuse
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
Face-to-face: £40 per 55 minute session.
Phone or video: £35 per 55 minute session.
Flexible appointments available
I will do my best to facilitate any reasonable adjustments that you may require due to difference or disability.