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 pluralistic way which means that I will work with you using a model of therapy which suits your particular needs. I am trained and qualified in Person-Centred Therapy, Online Counselling, Couples Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Therapeutic Play. My specialisms include counselling children and young people, people who have experienced bereavement, domestic abuse, workplace problems as well as NHS patients and online clients of all ages. I also offer counselling supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors and therapists and am contracted with a number of universities and higher education colleges to provide trainee supervision.
I am a lecturer on the Counselling degree at a Lancashire University College and a counselling supervisor at an FE College in Manchester. In addition, I provide telephone workforce counselling support through Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) to employees across the UK.
I hold an enhanced DBS 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 Accredited Member of the National Council of Psychotherapists. A copy of my BACP Registration Certificate can be viewed here.
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:
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) / University of Central Lancashire
BA (Hons) Social Sciences and Communications / Edge Hill University
Grad Dip Professional Counselling BACP Accredited / 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
TA101 Cert in Transactional Analysis / Leeds Horsforth Centre
Diploma Relationships & Couples Counselling / Oxford College
Diploma in Online Tutoring / Oxford College
Cert Equality & Diversity NCFE / Stockport College
Additional CPD training includes:
Working Online with Children and Young People; Safeguarding and Child Protection; Working with Children and Metaphor; Helping Children Tell Their Stories; Attachment in the School; Mindfulness; Groupwork with Children; Sexual Development of the Child; Domestic Violence, Debt Counselling.