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I offer flexible face to face, online and telephone appointments to young people and adults aged 14 years onwards in the UK in the daytime, evening and weekends to meet client needs. Sessions for individuals are for 1 hour, this allows time for you to get settled, 50 minutes of therapy and time to check out.
About me and my therapy practice
Throughout life we can feel at times our life is challenging, making us feel powerless, overwhelmed, confused and alone. Sometimes we have no support networks or find it difficult to trust someone with our thoughts and feelings. Very often, talking to someone who isn’t emotionally involved can help us understand our innermost feelings and give clarity on where we currently find ourselves. I understand the decision to begin counselling can feel very daunting and cause uncertainty in what to expect, I can offer you a safe therapeutic space and be alongside you on your own personal journey.
I am a friendly, down to earth person who is approachable and understanding. When you meet me I will offer you a warm smile and make sure you feel relaxed and comfortable. During our sessions together I will provide you with honesty, empathy and a non-judgemental therapeutic space using integrative techniques to help you explore any difficulties or problems you may have to lead a happier and more fulfilling life.
I predominately work in a Person Centred way in that my approach puts emphasis on you being at the centre of the counselling process whilst using techniques as needed to help you move forward in your life, I recognise everyone is unique and that therapy techniques used must suit you. My belief is the strength of the relationship between the counsellor and client is one of the most important factors for you to be able to find a way of life which is more rewarding.
Although I have a lot of counselling experience I am not an expert on you. I believe you are the expert on your own life and by exploring your problems with me I can help you to get to where you need to be at this time.
Counselling can help you explore many different issues including Personal Difficulties and Life Changes, Anxiety, Depression and Low Mood, Relationship Difficulties, Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence and Stress.
I am a fully qualified counsellor with up to date indemnity insurance, a clear enhanced DBS certificate, GDPR compliant and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) where I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
I have always worked with children with and without Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) in education and residential settings. This career has supported the transition to become a counsellor because of the recognition of being able to build up positive, trusting relationships with others as well as encouraging them to meet their own potential. I understand the difficulties and stress education staff and children are put under as well as the pressure to achieve academic success. I have experience of working with a wide range of age groups including young people aged 14 years onwards. I understand how difficult the teenage years can be and the issues that surrounding this.
I have previously worked with a national organisation offering therapy in schools in Lancashire working in a creative way and currently work as a volunteer counsellor at Rochdale District Mind for the last 3 years. I offer face to face counselling and now telephone counselling supporting a very diverse range of clients and issues.
I invite you to get into contact for a 20-minute free telephone conversation where we can talk about the kind of support you are looking for and to learn more about me and the way I work.
My first session
Accessing counselling can be scary and I never underestimate the courage it takes to make the first step. I offer a 20-minute free telephone conversation before booking any sessions with me. This time allows me to give you an overview of the way I work, the space for you to ask any questions and what difficulties you are experiencing and wish to bring to counselling.
If you decide my approach is right for you and we agree to continue, we will arrange a time and day to meet for your first session.
Booking a Session
When you book your first session, I will send you a copy of my therapeutic agreement for you to look through before we meet. This will give you the time to look over the agreement, agree to the conditions and ask any questions.
Sessions are £40 payable by bank transfer at the beginning of the session to secure your appointment with me. I have a limited number of slots where I can offer a reduced rate for those who are unemployed, receiving benefits or are a student. If you feel you meet these criteria, please contact me for availability.
Everyone’s journey in counselling is different and it will depend on what you are bringing to the sessions on how long you would like to continue. We will have regular reviews to check in on the changes in your life and whether more sessions would be of value to you. You will have full control on whether you would like to continue or not.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred
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