About Me

Hello and thank you for taking the time to find out more about me.  I am a British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Registered Counsellor with over Fourteen years of counselling experience. I split my work between the NHS, my private practice in Hale and Counselling for public sector employees.

My approach

 

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. 

Find out more about how counselling helps
 

    Professional bodies

 

  • Registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

  • I am bound by the BACP ethical framework.

Counselling Experience

 

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

     

 

Qualifications

  • 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

 
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