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About me and my therapy practice
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), working within their ethical framework.
I work with an integrative approach to counselling, applying the theories and principles of Person Centred Therapy (PCT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Transactional Analysis (TA).
I believe we are all completely unique and therefore there is no one approach to counselling that suits everyone. I will work with your individual needs to tailor an approach that suits you.
Counselling offers a safe, private, non-judgemental environment to talk through your thoughts and feelings. It can be helpful for a huge range of issues including grief, loss, bereavement, stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, addiction, relationship issues and many more.
Everyone faces challenges throughout their lives and sometimes some extra support is needed to get through those times. However, you do not need to have an “issue” to benefit from counselling. Therapy can help you get a deeper understanding of yourself and of the way you behave and relate to others, offering you personal development and growth.
I work online over Zoom, over the phone, and face to face. I have a spacious office located in Houldsworth Mill on the boundary of Reddish and Heaton Chapel. The office is accessible by stairs or lift. It is light, airy and comfortable and allows more than 2 meters for social distancing. It is thoroughly cleaned and aired between sessions. Toilets are available on site.
My first session
It can be very daunting taking the first step towards finding a counsellor, I completely understand that and I will do my best to make you feel comfortable and put you at ease. I am warm and friendly, with genuine care, empathy and compassion for the clients that I work with.
In the first session I will fully explain the counselling process to you as well as asking you for some background information and establishing what you hope to get out of counselling. Counselling is a collaborative relationship and together we will use the first session to lay the foundation for a strong therapeutic relationship and find the best way of working together in subsequent sessions to suit your needs. When starting counselling for the first time, or even if you have had counselling before but are starting work with someone new, it can be daunting not knowing what to expect but I will guide you through the process at a pace you find comfortable. I understand that it takes a lost of trust to feel able to open up to someone and will do my utmost to make you feel at ease to do so.
If you decide you would like to go ahead and book in some sessions with me, I offer both day time and evening sessions to be able to offer you the flexibility you need. Call or email and I will respond as soon as possible.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited