I believe that counselling can help us all to lead richer lives by understanding our emotions better, working through issues and difficult times, and giving ourselves the space we sometimes need. Ultimately, it’s about caring for our emotional wellbeing as we might for our body.
There are different kinds of counselling to suit each person. I’m a qualified person-centred counsellor, which means I offer compassionate support to my clients in a non-directive way, so they can explore the things they need to in confidence and without judgement.
Many people ask how I became a counsellor. For me, it all started when I decided to go to therapy myself. It helped me to see that although life is difficult sometimes, the right kind of support can make a real difference, and this realisation inspired me.
Today, I spend my time running my own private practice, I work with businesses to support employees mental health and I also work with charities providing counselling for their clients. So, I get the chance to work with many interesting people, supporting them through a wide range of issues and worries.
As a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists I take real pride in working in the best way for all my clients. So, I have regular supervision myself, attend industry recognised training courses to stay up to date, and I carry professional indemnity insurance, giving you the peace of mind you need that I’ll work in a caring and professional way from our first conversation.
Have a look at the list below to see a little about my qualifications and training, or simply get in touch to find out more.
PG Dip in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy
PG Certificate in Counselling Skills
BSc Hons Business
Compassion Based Mindfulness – Manchester
Working with Visual Impairment – Henshaws Society for the Blind
Relationship Counselling Workshop – Counselling North West
Eating Disorders – Counselling North West
Mental Health in the Workplace
Working with Domestic Violence – Manchester City Council
Assessing Risk – Bolton Council
Diploma in Bereavement Counselling Skills – Oldham Bereavement Support Services
Complicated Grief – Oldham Bereavement Support Services
Working with Self-Harm – Oldham Bereavement Support Services
Adult and Child Safeguarding – Salford City Council
Child Grief – Newark & Nottingham Child Grief and Loss Centre