- Phone number
- 07722 825867
About me and my therapy practice
Helping you explore your difficulties, finding new strategies to cope; anxiety, stress, relationship issues, depression. Experienced, highly qualified, recommended Counsellor & Psychotherapist Supporting INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES, SUPERVISION face to face & remote
Welcome. I am a BACP Registered, highly qualified and experienced Relational Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the aim of helping individuals and couples to gain a more coherent sense of self.
My private practice in Farsley, Leeds, provides a high quality Counselling Service: a safe space for individuals & couples to explore and work through their issues and difficulties. Many client recommendations have helped me build my practice; offering you assurances I am a practitioner of the highest, caring quality.
My background experience includes working in the NHS, Higher Education, Voluntary Sectors, GP referrals, Leeds City Council Adoption Services and Private Practice. I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists therefore offering you the highest standard of professional care.
FACE TO FACE, ONLINE & TEL
Helping you to understand yourself
Sometimes life throws you challenges, you feel uncertain and unhappy, unable to think clearly and find a way to move forward.
Counselling provides you with the space to learn more about yourself, to work through and make sense of your thoughts and feelings and sometimes to make life changing decisions. Some clients do not have a clearly defined problem, they simply feel lost, directionless and desperately need to find meaning to their lives.
By providing you with a caring, non-judgemental and safe environment, feeling heard and deeply understood, you are able to explore your difficulties and find new ways of being, learning new strategies to cope with the difficulties you face.
My academic background includes a First Class Honours Degree in Psychology, a Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory from the University of Leeds, a Masters Level Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Leeds Beckett University and a Certificate in Working with Couples from the Leeds Centre for Psychological Development. Gaining my Psychotherapeutic training from High Quality establishments has given me the knowledge and experience to help you with your difficulties.
I have a wealth of experience working short and long term with a wide range of problems e.g. anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement and trauma, in a variety of settings. My Psychotherapeutic post graduate training is underpinned by a BSc First Class Honours degree in Psychology providing me with a deep understanding of psychological processes.
My Therapeutic Approach
The model I am trained in is the Relational Approach. This model adopts an integrative approach, underpinned by the warmth of the Person Centered Approach and incorporating Existential, Humanistic, Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Attachment theories.
Specialist training in Couples Counselling at the Leeds Centre for Psychological development has enabled me to understand the difficulties some couples encounter in their relating. I work with couples that are distressed, discouraged and disconnected. Together, we can explore your relationship history and begin to piece together the reasons that the emotional and physical intimacy began to decline; whether that leads to helping to rebuild an empathic, fulfilling and connected relationship; or to a pathway of separation.
My first session
- Masters Level Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Leeds Beckett University)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory (University of Leeds)
- BSc (Hons) First Class Degree in Psychology (Open University)
- BACP Accredited Diploma In Supervision - Leeds Centre for Psychological Development
- Certificate in Working with Couples (Leeds Centre for Psychological Develoment)
- CTI Level 2 Counselling Training Programme (Joseph Priestley College)
- Openings: Living in a Changing Society (The Open University)
- Certificate In The Social Sciences (The Open University)
- Degree level modules on psychological interactions: bullying, harrassment, ethics
I hold a full Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate
I have full Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover
Training and Experience
My background experience includes working in the NHS for the past 10 years, alongside in the Higher Education Sector. Presently I provide Counselling and Psychotherapy to adopted clients for Leeds City Council.
My experience in the Voluntary Sector includes:
- Home-Start, Leeds
- Noah's Ark Adults and Childrens Counselling Centre, Halifax
- Bradford Bereavement Support
I attend regular Clinical Supervision and I am committed to my own Continuing Professional Development, attending relevant training and courses.
Online & Telephone Supervision
I offer online Clinical Supervision using Zoom, Whatsapp & Skype. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding Online and Telephone Supervision.
I realise taking the first steps to seek help can be difficult, so please feel free to contact me and i will happily respond to any questions you may have.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Cognitive, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transpersonal
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
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Hello trainee and qualified Counsellors. As a Relational Integrative Clinical Supervisor my intention is to provide an interpersonally focused relationship that facilitates the development of you ability and confidence as a Practitioner.
If you are looking for supervision with a very experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist please feel free to get in touch.
I have a wealth of experience working short and long term in a variety of settings. My academic background includes a First Class Honours Degree in Psychology, a Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory from the University of Leeds, a Masters Level Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Leeds Beckett University and a Certificate in Working with Couples from the Leeds Centre for Psychological Development. Therefore gaining in depth knowledge of psychological processes and extensive theoretical knowledge alongside competence and skills to assist Supervisees with different learning needs e.g. ethics, assignments, case studies of taped work and report writing.
BACP Accredited Clinical Diploma in Supervision – Leeds Centre for Psychological Development. Taught element completed 2019. I am now offering reduced fee Supervision to trainee and qualified Counsellors whilst I complete the practical element of this course.
As a Relational Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist I believe that Supervision needs to take place in an environment of openness, warmth, trust, genuiness and respect, allowing a safe space for Supervisees to explore their client work and how this impacts upon the self.
My fundamental belief is that therapeutic change comes about through the systematic use of the therapeutic relationship. My intention is to provide an interpersonally focused relationship that facilitates the development of therapeutic competence whilst containing and holding the client work in a therapeutic triad.
How can I support you?
- Help to gain reflexive insight into your work
- Understand your client better via exploring reactions and responses
- Exploration of your interventions, strategies and how your client responded
- Develop your ability and confidence as a practitioner
- Assist with different learning needs e.g. ethics, assignment writing, case studies
- Aid the understanding of psychological methodologies and application to work
Availability: Daytime and evenings
I offer Supervision for Counsellors from different theoretical modalities e.g. Relational, Person Centered, Psychodynamic, CBT, Attachment, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt
Face to Face, Online & Telephone Supervision
I offer online Supervision using Zoom & Whatsapp. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding Online and Telephone Supervision.
Please feel free to contact me to arrange an initial half hour meeting
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal
Clients I work with
Adults, Organisations, Trainee