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MA, PGCE, BSc (Hons). CPsychol, MNCS (Accred), SFHEA, MBACP

About me

Welcome to my Counselling Directory page. Counselling provides a space to talk about your worries and concerns so that you can explore them further and seek to have a better understanding and/or greater awareness about the issues that you are facing.

You can explore your experiences : emotions, thoughts and behaviours in a safe environment and seek to understand these in a non-judgmental, accepting space in which you can explore, express and manage thoughts, feelings and behaviours in more constructive ways. 

You are unique and are the expert on you, so I hope that we will create a therapeutic relationship that offers respect, empathy and values your autonomy.

Counselling is confidential and I adhere to the BACP ethical framework. I use a range of approaches to explore and help you with the struggles that you may be facing. The techniques that I  use may be CBT, Humanistic or Psychodynamic depending on your presenting concerns and the course of action that you wish to take. Ultimately the counselling relationship is very important and this is discussed within the initial meeting where you can discuss your aims and concerns.

My professional counselling status is that I am registered with the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists), chartered with the BPS and am a member of the Person Centred Association.  I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework and have a degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Counselling.

I have attended numerous training courses (in a variety of approaches) and have provided counselling for adults, young people and families in various organisations and in private practice.

My approach values you-as an individual and your own individual life experiences and I endeavour to offer respect, honesty and empathy within the counselling process.

If you require counselling or have any questions regarding the service, or counselling generally, then please text me on 07507072204 or  email

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience, as a counsellor, has spanned 20 years. I have conducted counselling within a variety of organisations and taught psychology and counselling within Higher Education.

Counselling has been conducted with clients of varied ages, backgrounds and who are experiencing varied emotions. Young people and adults experiencing relational difficulties, anxiety, eating issues, self-harm, anger management concerns, self-esteem, bullying, loss and bereavement, identity items, depression, trauma, emotional and psychological abuse histories, addiction, hopelessness, stress, behavioural concerns, phobias and obsessive compulsive behaviours.

Currently I offer private practice counselling appointments online and face to face. I have provided personal therapy for student counsellors and supervise practicing counsellors and trainee counsellors.

In my other professional role, I have taught counselling and psychology modules within Higher Education and have a passion for counselling and psychotherapeutic support. In previous roles, I have used counselling skills and approaches within a range of non-counselling roles- as a community outreach worker with children and families in crisis, as a Special Educational Needs co-ordinator, as a Primary school teacher and as a residential care worker with Looked After Children. These experiences enable me to connect and empathise with a wide range of issues and experiences.

Qualifications

MA Counselling and Post-graduate Diploma (University of Manchester)

  • Level 1, 2 and 3 Counselling qualifications (Stockport College).
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Bolton).
  • PGCE Primary and QTS and Special Educational Needs qualifications (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Training

  • Personality Development-A psychoanalytic Approach (Northern School of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy)
  • Recognising and Preventing Female Genital Mutilation (Home Office)
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (University of Salford)
  • Enhanced Psychotherapeutic Work with Eating Disordered Clients (North West Centre for Eating Disorders).
  • Interventions for Mental Health in Every day Practice (University of Manchester and NHS)
  • Creative Therapy Skills (Beacon Counselling)
  • Loss and Endings (Beacon Counselling).
  • The impact of Abuse and neglect (Trust for the Study of Adolescence).
  • Cancer Awareness (Macmillan and Relate GMS).
  • Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Eating Disorders (NWCED).
  • I have attended various training events and CPD requirements.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Young People's counselling and support.

Identity issues

Family counselling and family concerns/issues.

Student counsellors

Supervision for counsellors or non-counsellors

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

The initial session (introductory consultation) will be £20 for counselling (online or via phone) and this enables you to ask any questions related to counselling and the process of counselling. It is also an opportunity for you to consider whether counselling and my approach is suitable for you. 

Subsequent sessions are priced at £50 for counselling. 
Supervisory fees are £70 for an hour and a half for practicing counsellors. I offer student supervisory sessions at £30 for online (hour) and £40 face to face (Hour). I offer personal therapy sessions to student trainees too. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I can offer fortnightly weekend sessions. 
I offer face to face sessions on a Monday and a Tuesday evening. Weekend face to face can be arranged 

online sessions can be arranged

Further information

If you wish to contact me then please telephone 07507-072204 or text. Or you can email yellowrosecounselling@hotmail.com.

Stockport, Greater Manchester, SK7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Skype
Zoom
Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I am a qualified integrative supervisor and use the Hawkins and Shohet supervisory model. I supervise counsellors and other professionals.

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