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About me and my therapy practice
I offer counselling and psychotherapy from my comfortable and private therapy room in Ilkley. I am a humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist, and a registered member of the BACP. I work relationally, which means I work from the understanding that the relationship between myself and my client is an important part of the therapeutic work we undertake together. I provide a non-judgemental and confidential space where you can explore the difficulties you are facing and find new ways forward.
My role as a therapist is to be alongside you and to facilitate your exploration of the issues you bring. I endeavour to provide a space where you feel able to connect with your own inner resources and make the changes you want to make.
I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling and Interpersonal Skills from Leeds Beckett University.
I am committed to ongoing learning and development and regularly attend further training. Some recent examples include:
- Existential Psychotherapy
- Childhood Sexual Exploitation
- Working with Dreams
- Power in the Therapy room
My professional experience is in organisational work, working in both long and short term therapy, with a range of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and bereavement. I worked in a specialist bereavement service for a hospice.
I am also a trained group facilitator and have facilitated anger, anxiety and loneliness groups for York Mind.
My background is in dementia care and emotional wellbeing in older people. As a therapist, I work with older people with a variety of issues including life-transitions (such as retirement), chronic illness and bereavement. I work with my professional body, BACP, in a reference group to promote engagement with counselling and psychotherapy for older people.
What I can help with
Self-harm, Anxiety, Bereavement, Abuse, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Sexuality, Self esteem, Identity issues, Spirituality, Cultural issues, Sexual identity, Men's issues, Women's issues, Pregnancy related issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Relationships, Sex-related issues
Types of therapy
Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational
Clients I work with
Trainee, Adults, Groups, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work