Training and Experience
How I can help
As well as a warm and friendly welcome, personal qualities I bring into my therapy room are care, compassion, empathy and a non-judgemental ear. I aim to ensure that you feel accepted, supported and listened to. I view and treat each client as an individual, tailoring therapy to your needs and empowering you to grow in ways that matter to you.
I work mostly as a Person-Centred therapist but may bring in other elements, such as mindfulness or Cognitive Behavioural techniques – only if this feels relevant and helpful for you. Breathing techniques, for instance, can be useful in calming feelings of anxiety and panic.
I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, holding a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Salford. As a registered member of the BACP, the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, I adhere to their code of ethics regarding client confidentiality and safe and ethical working.
I enjoy helping others and feel it is a privilege to be alongside clients on their counselling journey. I previously worked in education for over twenty years and so I understand the demands of working and finding a work/life balance. My specialisms are supporting those dealing with bereavement and loss, as well as working alongside clients who have received a cancer diagnosis, those living with a serious or chronic illness, or those caring for loved ones. I work with adults, older adults and young people aged 16 and over.
I am fully insured and regularly update my skills through Continuing Professional Development (CDP) training. I abide by the data protection/GDPR requirements regarding the personal information of clients.
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues including:
- Depression and low mood
- Bereavement and loss
- Living with serious/chronic illness
- Caring for a loved one
- Relationship issues
- Stress including work-related stress
- Women’s issues