Life can be a rollercoaster, especially when emotions are involved, this can sometimes be overwhelming. I can provide that safe space, where we can work together to help you achieve your personal goals; this can be to find yourself again, build your confidence up or overcome difficult emotions or events. Counselling can be daunting at first and seem like a challenge, but we can work through all these challenges together and the process of understanding our inner self. With this you can learn to love to yourself again and find the strength to overcome the stress we find ourselves in on a day to day basis.
The sessions are tailored to your needs, working at your pace ensuring that you are comfortable during the whole process. I will achieve this by using an empathetic, non-judgemental approach to create that safe space for you to tackle those distressing moments. Counselling is based on trust from both parties and this can only happen once we have created that healthy therapeutic relationship. Which will be one of my main aims, to ensure that you are comfortable and getting what you need out of the sessions. It is vital that we are both comfortable and confident working with each other, having the right therapist for you is the most important part of the therapeutic process. After our initial 30-minute session, if you are happy to proceed, we will find the best option to suit your needs as well as your busy schedule.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and registered with the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and abide by their code of ethics. I have been trained at Leeds Beckett University, which is accredited by the BACP, in the Relational Approach. This encourages the therapy process to revolve around the client and their needs, allowing me to access the knowledge and skills I have gained, to integrate from various therapeutic approaches.
Training, qualifications & experience
My experience involves working as a counsellor at Noah’s Ark Centre, working predominately with young people (aged 16 – 24) and at Together Women working with women on probation. I also have experience working within SEN and mainstream schools, dealing with emotional and behavioural issues, and as a carer for the elderly and adults with learning disabilities.
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy – Leeds Beckett University (2019)
- Eight-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – Wendy Showell-Nichols (2019)
- Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence – Kirklees and Calderdale Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (2019)
- Child abuse and Neglect – Calderdale Safeguarding Children (2018)
- Bsc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling – University of Huddersfield (2016)
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 offer a telephone consultation free of charge, to give you a chance to ask me any questions and see how we best we can work together.
I offer 60 minutes daytime and evening counselling sessions for adults and young people at the rate of £40.Counselling can be daunting at first and seem like a challenge, but we can work through all these challenges together and the process of understanding our inner self. With this you can learn to love to yourself again and find the strength to overcome the stress we find ourselves in on a day to day basis. session, if you are happy to proceed, we will find the best option to suit your needs as well as your busy schedule.