- Phone number
- 07341 872921
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in the Harrogate and Leeds area. I offer individual counselling to both adults and young people. My work can be short or long-term. I work within a humanistic and person-centred approach that puts the client at the centre of the therapeutic relationship. I work with the client’s own unique frame of reference, in a way that is best suited to the client's needs.
My beliefs are:
• All human beings have the capacity for personal growth.
• We all possess an innate resilience to overcome struggles in a way that is meaningful to us, but sometimes we can lose sight of this and need help to get back on track.
• We are all unique with differing backgrounds, experiences, beliefs and values, and therapeutic practice should respect and reflect this.
My role as a counsellor is to help support clients to recognise their strengths and resourcefulness. I provide a safe and nurturing environment where they feel heard, accepted and able to explore thoughts and feelings. Through this relationship, I hope the client can begin to live in a way that feels more genuine to them, in turn increasing overall well-being.
I have worked as a lead counsellor for an organisation working with both children and adults affected by sexual violence. In this role I managed a team of counsellors delivering counselling support to students within a university setting. I have counselling experience in secondary schools and have been a mentor for the domestic violence team in Lincolnshire. I have a particular interest in trauma work and in working with disordered eating.
In these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, I am offering both online and telephone counselling whilst face to face counselling is not possible.
My first session
Upon an enquiry, I will arrange a telephone consultation with you at a mutually prearranged time so that we can discuss the presenting issues as well as preferred ways of working and any questions about my approach to counselling.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited