BA (Hons) Psychology PGCE
Registered Member of BACP
National Counselling Society Accredited Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy
Cruse Bereavement Training
Relate Couples Counselling Training
Macclesfield C&T Centre Advanced Certificate in Couples and Relationship Training
I offer 1-1 and couples counselling privately, within several charities and the NHS. I have worked successfully with clients who have experienced a range of issues including bereavement, relationship and family issues, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, substance misuse, post-traumatic stress, asylum/ displacement/ trafficking, work-related issues, self-esteem/ confidence, stress, anxiety, depression and suicidal feelings.
One of the most important things about counselling is to feel comfortable with your counsellor. I offer a safe space in which to develop warm, supportive relationships with my clients, which are built on trust and mutual respect. I aim to empower individuals to trust in their ability to make decisions, achieve their goals and a reach a state of balance.
I work with the whole person: emotions, behaviour, thoughts, feelings and spiritual needs. Because these are all interdependent, working with one aspect has a beneficial effect on the others. I use a variety of interventions as appropriate and agreed with my clients. When working with couples I offer impartial support and help each partner to listen to the other’s concerns.
Where it all started
My interest in mental health and counselling began whilst at university. Since then I have worked in psychiatric hospitals, educational and vocational guidance and a range of educational settings. I have also set up and managed voluntary sector organisations. However, throughout the years I have maintained my interest in mental health and counselling. In recent years I completed further counselling training and qualifications, as I now see this as my true vocation.