MBACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist
PCT is client-led; I work at a pace which is right for you. I work in a ‘trauma informed’ way and will not put pressure on you to disclose things that you might not be ready to, or not want to share. I offer both weekly and fortnightly therapy and provide both brief and longer-term counselling. I am agenuine and accepting person, and express this during the therapy, this can beparticularly beneficial at times where the therapeutic work is deeply painful or personal. I would say that choosing a therapist is a very individual and important choice. Your therapist is someone you should feel comfortable to discuss sensitive topics, and potentially be vulnerable with. I offer a brief phone chat, to give you the opportunity to ask questions and speak with me before booking a session.
Offering PCT, I strive to provide acceptance and understanding of you and the experiences you have had. I place a huge amount of value on you as an individual, and your experience of yourself, others, and the world. I value my clients and see their inner-strength, especially at times where they have lost sight of it. Experience shows that PCT can help clients to discuss difficult topics, share thoughts and feelings, and express themselves freely. I use my understanding of myself and my experiences within the therapy, and place importance on the relationship that my clients and I build together.
I am especially suited to offer support and understanding in the below areas:
Drugs and alcohol
Long-term illness management
60 minute session: £45
For people who are unemployed, or students: £40
Online and telephone counselling: £40
I am a registered member of BACP. I follow the BACP’s ethical framework for counsellors and psychotherapists (https://www.bacp.co.uk/media/3103/bacp-ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions-2018.pdf). I take client privacy and confidentiality very seriously and am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). I am fully insured to work with clients.
Training and Qualifications
Counselling and Psychotherapy MSc (BACP Accred.)– Keele University (2019)
Psychology BSc – University of Liverpool (2015)
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA; 2017)
What's love got to do with it? Families and intimate relationships (Conference; 2019)
Workplace General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (2018; 2019)
Workplace Information Governance (IG; 2017; 2018)
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults (2017)
Gambling Addiction and Mental Health (2017)
Equality and Diversity (2017; 2018)
Maybe there are things in your life which are impacting you and maybe making you feel confused, anxious, lost, or sad.
Experiences from your past might be resurfacing, affecting you in the here-and-now. Perhaps you are dealing with a sense of, “I can’t move on”, or are feeling ‘stuck’. Isolation, illness, loneliness, abuse, work stress and difficulties with relationships are just some of the things which lead people to access counselling.
There are many reasons to come for therapy, and it may be beneficial to speak confidentially with a professional, to someone who is outside of your circle of family or friends. Understandably, you might feel daunted when searching for support. For some people, it’s only when coping alone has become too tiring and difficult that they make the decision to see a therapist.
Personally, I believe counselling to be a big first step, and something which might help you process difficult experiences from your past; with managing and expressing your emotions; your sense of self; and how you relate to others.
Person Centred Therapy (PCT) is well suited for people who have experienced trauma, such as child abuse, domestic abuse, and assault. I work with trauma survivors and with people living with symptoms such as nightmares, flashbacks and intrusive or unwanted thoughts.