I am an integrative counsellor, experienced in working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and with a broad range of issues. I am committed to providing a safe and respectful space for individuals to grow, embracing difference in culture, race, gender and education, sexual orientation, faith and religious beliefs.
I have considerable experience of counselling people who have experienced trauma including childhood abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault. I am also experienced at working with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, sexuality, confidence and self-esteem, bereavement and loss, stress and work-related difficulties.
My qualifications are:
- Diploma in Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy, 1993
- Diploma in Person-centred Counselling, 2006
- Accredited member of BACP, since 2010
- Certificate in Online Counselling, 2011
- 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, 2014
- Certificate in Supervision, 2016
- Diploma in Trauma Therapy, 2018
My experience and qualifications are for working with adults, so I don’t offer counselling to children or young people under 18. I also don’t work with couples, just individuals. If you are looking for a counsellor with experience in these areas please have a look at the Counselling Rooms website, where some of my colleagues who work from the same site may be more suited to your needs.
My counselling work history includes working as a Senior Counsellor and Crisis Worker for Saint Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre (NHS), as a volunteer counsellor for Therapeutic Services (part of the Big Life Company), and as a helpline volunteer and counsellor for Manchester Rape Crisis. In the past I have worked as an IDVA (Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate) and in homelessness.
I am an accredited member of the BACP and adhere to their ethical framework. I am also subject to their professional conduct procedure in the case of any complaint. I undergo regular clinical supervision with a qualified and experienced superviser and I am fully insured in line with BACP guidelines for best practice. I also have a full enhanced DBS check and am experienced in working with vulnerable people.
If you would like to discuss your therapy needs please contact me by phone or email.