Hello and thank you for taking the time to find out more about me. I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a Registered Counsellor with over fourteen years of experience. I split my work between the NHS, my private practice in Hale and Counselling for public sector employees.
An accredited BACP member is your guarantee that I have achieved a high standard of knowledge, experience and development.
I have been told my style of counselling offers warmth and respect, in a safe place where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings without a sense of being judged.
I am committed to offering everyone I see a warm, positive and productive experience. I use mainly a Person-Centred approach. During our time together, I’ll try to understand your world, life experiences, relationships and difficulties.
It takes two
Counselling is collaborative, and at its heart there should be a good relationship between us.
If you have experienced quality counselling, you might have experienced a high level of empathy and connection to your therapist. That’s what I aim for and will build an honest and authentic relationship. By the end, you should feel supported yet also stretched and challenged so you can make progress.
It is my aim to help every client to find more fulfilment, contentment and peace in their lives. Counselling is not a magic wand, but I have been privileged to watch many clients significantly benefit from counselling sessions after a variety of personal difficulties.
Registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I am bound by the BACP ethical framework.
National Health Service (NHS)
Counsellor in Salford Primary Care Psychology Service
Public Service Employees
Counsellor at Employment Assistance Programme
Covering: employees from British Army, Greater Manchester Police, Education and the NHS
Special interest in working with teachers and others who work in education
Diploma in Counselling - Salford University 2005
Certificate in Counselling with distinction - Salford University 2003
Post qualification training
Transactional Analysis 101 - 2018 Salford University
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - 2011
Safeguarding children - Manchester City Council 2009
Neurological understanding of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Salford University 2007
CBT approaches to PTSD - Salford University 2007
Supporting victims of Domestic violence - Victim Support 2007