There are times when life can feel overwhelming, when we feel we need some extra support in order to shoulder what life throws at us. I aim to provide this support for you, giving you the time and space to develop your awareness, understanding and implement change in your life. This could be by talking through and making sense of painful memories, tackling anxieties and low self-esteem or confidence, overcoming low mood, navigating through relationships and difficult circumstances or developing coping skills during significant periods of change.
I am an integrative counsellor; this means I have knowledge of different counselling approaches, so I can tailor my way of working to fit your individual needs. I work in a relational way, which means building a trusting relationship with you is the most important foundation for our work together and helps us to understand relational patterns in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy – Leeds Beckett University
- ABC Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills – Leeds City College
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education – Teeside University
- BSc Psychology (Hons) – University of York
With a grounding in Psychology, I have many years experience supporting others in IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and the Education sector. I am also a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and I adhere to their Ethical Framework.
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
Fees are £45 for a 50-minute session and are available over the phone, online or face to face. Counselling sessions are usually held weekly and are 50 minutes long, but this is flexible depending on your needs and availability.
If you feel I may be the right therapist to support you, please get in touch however you feel comfortable: by texting or phoning me on the number below, completing the online form or sending me an email.
I aim to respond to all enquiries within 48 hours in order to arrange a free initial 15-minute phone call. Following this phone call, if you would like to proceed, then we will arrange our first session together.