- Phone number
- 01904 264679
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
I offer an authentic and honest working relationship based on trust. This will enable us to share and explore your issues safely. I am an integrative humanistic counsellor which means that your wellbeing is at the centre of my practice and that the ethical principles and the values of honestly, empathy and respect are the pillars of our relationship. I will relate and interact with you and not just listen.
I am a BACP and UKRCP accredited counsellor with 14 years’ experience working for the NHS and in private practice. I have worked in many different areas and departments within the NHS through the years: the former Primary Care Trust at different surgeries in York, York Hospital Trust, Priory Medical Group within three of its surgeries and TEWV NHS Trust. I have also worked in two secondary schools counselling children and staff, in the Women Counselling Service in Harrogate and in Askham Grange prison in York.
In private practice, I work with the University of York and York Hospital Trust and also with different Government Ministries and York City Council through different EAP companies. I am also registered and work with Bupa, Axa and Aviva health insurance companies.
I trust in the capacity my clients have to heal and recover and consider my role is that of a humble helper in my clients' journeys. My clients say consistently that I am warm and supportive and that they feel hopeful and encouraged after the sessions even when we have had to explore difficult or painful issues.
I offer an initial flexible appointment of up to 90 min for you to see if I am the right counsellor for you and for me to confirm that I can help you. This initial session will be charged at the same rate as the 60 minutes sessions that might follow.
Please, do not hesitate to contact me for an informal chat if you require further information about me, my practice or any other questions you may have. I look forward to welcoming you into my practice.
What I can help with
Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Personal development, AIDS/HIV, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Emotion focused therapy, Existential, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Trainee, Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited