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- Flexible hours available
I work in Horsforth Tuesdays 10-6.00, Wednesdays 10-5, Thursdays 12-6 and Fridays remotely 9-12pm.
Please note I am on annual leave from Friday 23rd February until Tuesday 5th March.
About me and my therapy practice
I am a BACP Accredited therapist (adults) also UKCP trained at the Northern Guild of Psychotherapy as a Psychotherapeutic Counseller of Children and Adolescents. I have worked in NHS IAPT, Third Sector agencies such as Cruse Bereavement, BARCA and Primary and Secondary schools as a parent and child therapist. I am BUPA registered. Please note, I do not see children of primary school age.
It is important to me that you feel accepted and safe with me at what is most likely a vulnerable time and I work at your pace to build a trusting, confidential relationship. I also encourage self-care in the people I see.
I am a Relational Practitioner and look at how past relationships may be impacting on your present relationships to help you gain greater clarity about current situations. I use elements of more cognitive models to challenge patterns of negative thinking.
I am an IFS informed practitioner and have an interest in Internal Family Systems (IFS) which recognises that we all have many different aspects of our personality and how these aspects work together or (in the case of internal conflict) against each other. Working with different aspects of self can help to bring internal balance and understanding. This model is trauma informed. I am trained in the Rewind Technique. I also use sand tray work, another way to make sense of personal situations or feelings. I work collaboratively with you to tailor the work to your needs.
You may be at a crossroads in your life, have experienced a life event such as bereavement, redundancy, retirement, family breakdown or be in need of a space to share what you are going through. Maybe you have felt unhappy all of your life and don't know why? These things can be explored safely in therapy to help you understand yourself and to get what you want from life.
I am currently offering in person sessions or remote sessions by telephone or doxy.me, a video conferencing platform used by health professionals.
I work four days a week from my therapy room in Horsforth. This has good access to local bus routes and is a 10 minute walk from Horsforth train Station.
You can contact me by email or mobile phone. I offer a 15 minute phone call free of charge to discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have. My days of work are Thursdays 12-6, Tuesdays 9-6, Wednesdays 9-5 and Fridays 9-12. I see people weekly
My first session
The first session is for us to see if we feel we can work together, explore whether I can offer what you are looking for and to see what counselling might be like for those who are new to phsychotherapies.
Taking a first step towards counselling can be an intimidating thing. My aim is to help people feel comfortable, unjudged, heard and safe in a holistic, comfortable and welcoming environment.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Menopause, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited