My aim is to give you the best service in a totally confidential space to think, express and explore the relationship you have with yourself and others around you.

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Training and Experience 

  • MBACP Registered and Accredited

  • Psychotherapist/Counsellor (BSc)

  • Supervisor (PGC)

  • Master NLP Coaching

 

With over 20 year experience in the counselling profession I work with young adults, adults, individuals, couples and groups. I work on short and long term contracts.

 

I work in private practice and my theoretical orientation is a relational/integrative model both in counselling and supervision.  I incorporate CBT, TA, Existentialism, psychodynamic, person centred and NLP coaching into my practice.

MY SERVICES

PRIVATE PRACTICE

Psychotherapy and Counselling - Individuals & Couples (short and long term)

 

Clients usually Self refer or hear about me via word of mouth. I have returning clients and referrals from GP's, Solicitors, EAP's (Employment Assisted Programs).

Please Contact Me if you would like to book a session. 

SUPERVISION / CONSULTATION

Students

I have been supervising students on placement since 2011

(on the University of Leeds & Leeds Beckett University supervisor list for students).

 

Newly Qualified

Continuing with placements, finding other counselling contracts & setting up in private practice (consultation)

 

Experienced Counsellors / Psychotherapists

Working in private practice or organisations.

 

Community Services

Individual and group supervision for health professionals, family workers & therapists, care home employees, social workers.

 

Consultancy

You may not know what it is that you want, or be confused about the huge choice of counsellors. I offer half hour and one hour meetings for questions.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • UKRCP 

  • MBACP (accred and Reg) 

  • ACC (Association of Christian Counsellors) member

  • PGC in Counselling Supervision

  • BSc Batchelor of Science in Therapeutic Counselling

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling

  • Certificate in couple counselling

  • Master NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) Practitioner

  • Published Articles – ACC (Association of Christian counsellors) Summer and Winter Journal 2020

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ACCREDITED AND REGISTERED MEMBER OF

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A LITTLE HISTORY OF MY TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

 

Private Practice 2004 – Present

continue to work in private practice

I have worked in private practice as an integrative psychotherapist, NLP coach and supervisor for many years around Leeds, Harrogate and Wetherby. I now also have a busy online practice.

 

Advisor and Co-Director Counselling Services 2006 - 2020

Based in Leeds and York for 15 years working largely with students from colleges & universities around Yorkshire,  Leeds, York & Huddersfield.

 

Lecturer and Facilitator, 

University of Leeds - 2011 - 2014, Leeds Beckett - 2016 - 2018

I worked on both the BSc & MA courses within Leeds Universities such as Leeds Beckett and The University of Leeds, which was such a privilege after studying at both.

Coaching Training 2006 - 2010

I became a Master  NLP Practitioner after completing the Certificate & Diploma in NLP during a further 4 years of study.

 

Supervisor of Psychotherapy 2011 - Present

After further study, 1 year, at The university of Leeds in 2011, I qualified with a PGC in supervision for psychotherapy and counselling.

 

Working as a Freelance Counsellor within Counselling Services 2004 - 2009

North Leeds, Harrogate and Wetherby working within private counselling services, self- referrals and EAP’s.

 

Accreditation Qualification 2009 - Present

Being a member of BACP since 2002, In 2009 I completed the BACP accredited assessment program, 6 months. Since 2017 registration came in, I am a registered accredited member of both BACP and Registered with ACC

 

Counselling in Secondary Education 2003 - 2006 

Secondary education for 4 years setting up counselling services for 11-16 yr olds and a service for teaching/pastoral staff. Working with services such as CAMHS, young carers and behaviour support.

 

Cert, Dip & BSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy 2001 - 2006

After gaining my HE certificate, 1 year, at Parklane/Leeds Met, I became a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with a Diploma, 2 years, from Leeds Beckett University (known then as Leeds Metropolitan) and finally a further 1 year gaining a BSc.

 

Around 1999 - 2002  

Trained with the Samaritans around 3 months and also gained a mentoring and counselling skills qualification, 6 months, within the prison service for offenders and ex-offenders. I worked for a few years on a rehabilitation programme in high category prisons through pastoral services.

 

 

From 1999

I completed many training courses in counselling all around 3 to 5 months, such as the introduction to counselling, developing & further developing in counselling at Park Lane college.