- Phone number
- 07842 598956
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
Hello and Welcome. I am a qualified Therapist providing counselling and psychotherapy to adults, young people and children who are experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties. Counselling and psychotherapy offer you a safe space and time to feel listened to, accepted and understood.
I offer a confidential, calm, empathic and non-judgemental space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I work in a person-centred way, meaning I tailor the therapy to suit each individual's needs, and work with you at your own pace towards experiencing life in a more positive way.
Therapy works best when the relationship between therapist and client is strong, and I aim to build a therapeutic relationship based on empathy, respect, and genuineness.
I describe my approach as humanistic and integrative. Humanistic practice recognises each person as unique and valuable, with the potential in yourself to experience life more positively. As an integrative practitioner, I draw on a wide range of tools and techniques from different therapies to help each individual client. These include CBT, Transactional Analysis, Attachment theory, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, play therapy, creative methods, Solution-focussed Therapy and Mindfulness.
Since 2012, I have worked as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist with both adults and children. My work with adults has been with a community-based award-winning charity in West Leeds, and with young adults in a further/higher education college in South Yorkshire. I have also worked extensively with children and young people (aged 5-18) in a wide range of primary and high school settings in West and North Yorkshire, including the private sector. In addition, I bring life experience from previous careers.
My practice is based in the centre of Wakefield, five minutes walk from Wakefield Westgate station, and there is a council car park opposite the building.
What I can help with
Addictions, Eating disorders, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Asperger syndrome, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, EAP, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited