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Certified By: BACP
Type of session: Via Skype, Secure Video Call, Via Phone, In-Person
Also speaks: English

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Specialty: Affairs, Anxiety, Depression, Family, Grief, Health, Mood
Target Age Group: Adult, Me and my partner
Therapist Since: 01/06/2012

About Me

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Many of us struggle to find balance in life sometimes, for a number of reasons and this can sometimes cause us pain, frustration and unhealthy patterns.
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When I am not working, I am likely to be practising my own self-care. I began Pilates and mindfulness due to my own long term health condition and have reaped the benefits. I love nothing more, than to enjoy the peace that living by the sea or driving to the nearby countryside brings, enjoying whatever is around me. My family and friends are a hugely important part of my life and I spend as much time as possible with them.

My Experience

What qualifications, training or experience do you hold?

    BACP Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
    Accredited BACP Member
    Private Practice since 2012

     18 months with all ranks of Lancashire Constabulary employees  (face to face, online and phone)
     Over 2 years with various Employee Assist Programmes (E.A.P) –  (phone and online)
    NHS- Mental Health Employment Pilot- (face to face)
    Working with client’s and their care givers living with long term health conditions
    Experience of clients with alcohol and drug dependency and those in recovery
    Victims of physical and emotional abuse

My Approach

My role as a Person-Centred Accredited Counsellor is to help clients explore feelings and emotions during times of unease. Counselling is a very personal and unique experience to each of us. With this in mind, I aim to create a relaxed, yet safe therapeutic atmosphere, whilst maintaining BACP principals. I work in partnership to ensure growth at a pace appropriate and comfortable to each individual. I demonstrate a non-judgemental approach, placing emphasis on our time together as being my ‘client’s space’. I ensure counselling takes place in a safe environment where confidentiality is paramount. I embrace social diversity and inclusivity of treatment without discrimination of any kind.

I began my private practice in 2012. I work competently with any issues which can present in life, for example:  anxiety, low mood, grief, loss (of routine, job, structure, life as we knew it) depression, abuse, self-esteem and confidence. My contacts for work have been from the public, Occupational Health Companies, ITV Studios and Lancashire Constabulary