Covid-19 update 01/08/20. I have now returned to my offices and am back to seeing clients face to face. There are procedures in place to observe the ongoing government advice. As always, non face to face options are available for those not yet comfortable attending at the office.
I have many years experience working in the caring professions, I completed a post graduate diploma in Social Work and spent time working with the elderly and disabled.
In recent years I decided to train in psychotherapy after experiencing the benefits of this process for myself. As I have been through therapy myself, I know how difficult it can be to begin this process, but have also experienced the great benefits. I like to work using our relationship, and do this in a warm and empathic way. I believe that the therapist and client come together as a team to work through issues that may stand in the way of you reaching your potential. Through the training, I have mainly used Transactional Analysis, but also have some experience working in a solution-focussed way and like to work integratively as each person is an individual who may like to work in a different way.
As a therapist I offer one-to-one confidential counselling and psychotherapy. I offer this face to face at my office in Chorlton, and also via voice call or online video call. I am experienced in working with clients who are struggling with:
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship issues
- Childhood issues
- Stress in the workplace
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bsc Sociology
- Diploma in Social Work (Dip SW)
- TA 101
- Postgraduate Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (A level 7 course, comparable with a Masters.
- BACP Individual Member
I have trained at the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy for 4 years, completing 480 training hours. I am also a member of the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy, where I have regular supervision with a Certified Transactional Analyst.
I also have an interest and have past experience of working with clients with Dementia and the families of people with dementia.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I now have availability on Thursdays, and in the afternoon on Wednesdays.
I offer more flexibility with online and voice call appointments, please contact me for more details.
I currently have various appointment options available to any potential clients:
The Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy has now expanded into the upstairs of the building that used to be the Royal Bank of Scotland on Wilbraham road in Chorlton. I see clients here on Wednesdays and Thursdays. There may be scope to see clients on other days from my home in Ashton-under-Lyne but you would need to contact me privately to ask about this. I offer more flexibility with online and voice call appointments, please contact me for more details.