I run my private practice from consulting rooms in Hebden Bridge, Calderdale and Burnley, east Lancashire.
I specialise in working with people who are experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, workplace/school or personal relationship issues, bereavement, loss and low self-esteem. I offer a safe and confidential space for clients to explore their fears and feelings whilst encouraging them to take responsibility for their own well-being.
I work in a person-centred way and am also qualified in Online Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and trained in therapeutic play. I also specialise in working with primary school children and young people. My other specialisms include counselling further and higher education students, people who have experienced domestic abuse, NHS patients and online clients of all ages. I also offer counselling supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors and therapists.
I hold an enhanced DBS (CRB) clearance, which means that I am police-checked to work with children as well as adults.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists and Counselling Children and Young People and abide by their Ethical Framework. I am also an Associate Member of the British Association of Play Therapists.
I am committed to continuing my professional development through ongoing training, so that my clients can be assured of a safe, ethical and professional therapeutic service.
My qualifications are:
BA (Hons) Social Sciences and Communications Edge Hill University
Grad Dip Professional Counselling BACP / University of Central Lancashire
Grad Cert Therapeutic Counselling Supervision CPCAB Level 6 / Art of Change
Grad Cert Counselling Skills University of Central Lancashire
Grad Cert Cognitive Behavioural Therapy University of Central Lancashire
Gen Cert Online Counselling CPCAB / Online Training for Counsellors Ltd
Diploma Relationships & Couples Counselling Oxford College ODU
Cert Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector C&G / Runshaw College
Cert Equality & Diversity NCFE / Stockport College
Recent training courses I have undertaken include:
Safeguarding and Child Protection; Working with Children and Metaphor; Helping Children Tell Their Stories; Attachment in the School; Mindfulness; Groupwork with Children; Clinical Supervision Skills; Sexual Development of the Child; Domestic Violence, Debt Counselling.
I also work in partnership with my associate Darren Taylor to offer counselling support through Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) to organisations in the North West of England. Darren is also a fully qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and has extensive experience in business and management.