About Me...

My first experience of counselling was with trepidation.  How could I begin to tell a complete stranger about my life experiences or fears when I’d not discussed them with anyone, let alone admitted them to myself?

However, like I’ll do with you, I was very quickly put at ease and it then became easy to talk.  I didn’t realise at the time, however I was being guided at a pace that suited me and I decided what I should discuss.  This could sometimes change on a weekly basis or we could cover a subject for weeks.  It really helps when you are able to choose where you want to begin each session.  Or if you need a recap from the previous week, one will be provided.

Through my positive experience of counselling and the changes I made to myself, I felt a strong urge to be able to do this for other people.  I knew I wanted to be a counsellor and help others.

When someone really listens and understands you as a person and where you see things, you feel more powerful and confident.  You also feel more in charge of what you want in life and a counsellor allows you the space to decide that.  I offer a warm and sensitive approach to my work. I promote equality of opportunity whilst valuing a person’s individuality.

My Qualifications, Training and Experience include: Accredited Counsellor with the BACP.  Critical Incident Debriefing, Diploma in Theory and Practice of Counselling, Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Level 3 Counselling skills.  Risk Assessment Workshop - Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Trust.  Introduction to Domestic Violence - Salford Safeguarding Children Board Training.  Pre-trial therapy course - St Mary's Hospital (Sexual Assault referral centre) Work for Health Training - Healthy Work conversations in Routine Practice - NHS - University of Salford.  I've gained many years of experience from GP referrals and also self referrals.