- Phone number
- 07834 386644
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
I have been practising as a counsellor, therapist, supervisor and counselling trainer since 1998 and would describe myself as an Integrative practitioner.
I am a fully qualified and accredited EMDR Therapist with a great deal of experience with PTSD and Complex PTSD. I am trained in AF-EMDR. My work is underpinned by these approaches and Parts Work/Ego State Therapy and Polyvagal Theory. I am currently training in Somatic Trauma Therapy.
All therapy and supervision sessions cost £50 an hour for individuals and £60 an hour for organisations/EAPs.
Some EMDR sessions may require attendance for 1.5 hours - we can negotiate whether this will be necessary.
I work with a wide range of issues and in the past have specialised in working with teenagers from the age of 14 upwards.
I am a qualified clinical supervisor and have experience supervising a wide range of practitioner experience. Supervision costs £50 an hour for individuals and £60 an hour for organisations.
I offer a warm, friendly, highly experienced and professional service and am well worth a visit.
I have completed training and developed experience with offering regular and trauma focused counselling online.
I work online with people from all over the country.
My in person practice runs out of a discrete office in central Wakefield, with parking nearby. Unfortunately there is no current access for wheelchair users.
I work with people from all kinds of backgrounds who are looking for short and long term work. I have worked with first responders, medical staff, EAPs and charities. Most of my work is trauma focused but not all. My aim is to help you safely work through your difficulties and learn to live with your experiences without them being a burden.
My first session
I offer a free 30 minute initial consultation via phone.
In this session I will ask you to tell me what it is you want to get out of coming for therapy. I will ask you to briefly describe what current and historical factors might be affecting your difficulties. You will not be asked to go into detail until we decide whether we are going to work together.
I will answer any questions you have about my training and experience, tell you more about how I work and whether I feel I might be able to help. Together we will work out whether I am the right therapist for you, and if I believe I’m not that therapist I will talk to you about what or who you may need instead there are no strings to the first sessions and you can decide not to continue with no consequences at all. It matters to me that we are the right fit and that I believe I can be helpful.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, EMDR, Emotion focused therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, 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