- Phone number
- 07456 221633
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
As BACP Accredited Person-Centred Counsellor, I am neither directive or judgmental in approach and encourage you to fully explore your thoughts and feelings. I have expertise in supporting clients who have experienced physical, mental, emotional and sexual trauma. I believe an individual’s experiences are unique and therefore my focus will solely be on you and your needs.
I currently provide sessions exclusively in my private practice based on King Street, Manchester. I served in the Armed Forces and worked in a front-line position in the Civil Service for a combined total of 18 years. I most recently worked for the NHS as a Trauma Focused Counsellor and have delivered group work using CBT skills. I have also worked as a Counsellor with Manchester Rape Crisis supporting female survivors of rape and/or sexual abuse. These experiences provide me with extensive working knowledge of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Stress and Anxiety. I also offer counselling in many other areas listed. As a Trauma Focused Counsellor, I have additional training in areas such as Dissociation, Inner Child work and using the 'Rewind' technique to manage intrusive memories and anxiety.
I am committed to providing a safe, comfortable and therapeutic environment for clients. My approach does not just focus on the problem but what avenues of support and coping strategies you can use. I proactively engage in professional development that enhances my practice and ensure I am compliant with latest procedures. This ensures that I provide an ethical and professional therapeutic experience for you. I predominantly provide sessions in person, although I am happy to discuss alternative options such as providing sessions by telephone or online using Zoom. I work with adults aged 16 and above from all backgrounds and communities.
My first session
I offer a free initial assessment which usually last 30-40 minutes. This is so that we can meet and I can understand what is bring you to counselling. It also gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have to ensure that I am the right professional for you.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Humanistic, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited