More about me
My counselling training integrates insights and techniques from a range of therapies, with a particular emphasis on person-centred practice and other theories that offer ways for you to explore and reflect on your experiences. But I can also support you in more solution-focused ways. My qualifications include:
MA in Counselling - University of Manchester
Certificate in Counselling - Central School of Counselling
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology - Manchester Metropolitan University
Certificate in Supervision of Counselling and Psychotherapy - Macclesfield Counselling Centre
Certificate in OCST 4 Online Counselling Audio and Webcam
- Clinical Applications of Internal Family Systems Therapy
- Using Creativity as a Therapeutic Tool in Counselling
- Working at Relational Depth
- Managing Endings
- Working with Survivors of Trauma
- Working with Bereavement
- Person-centred Play Therapy Skills
-Attachment-based Practice with Adults, Children and Families
- Multi-Agency Investigation of Child Abuse
I am a qualified counsellor, a registered and accredited member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP] and a qualified supervisor (see link here). I have worked in Manchester and Stockport for many years and have experience in supporting adults and young people on a range of issues, including:
stress at work or at home
family difficulties and breakdown
coping with emotionally demanding careers
loss and bereavement
I have particular experience with adults, young people and children under stress, and with adults and teenagers who have experienced difficulties in childhood. In addition to my private practice, I work as a trainer and supervisor for organisations offering therapeutic support to young people. I have worked as a pastoral lead and advisor in education, and have experience of training and supporting staff in a range of other caring professions. I take a strong interest in supporting people who have chosen a caring profession but may now find themselves struggling to manage the particular stresses of such work.
Not all types of issues can be resolved through counselling and I will advise you if I consider that some other form of support might be more appropriate to your personal needs and presenting issues, or if I do not have the experience and skills needed to support you. Where I consider that counselling would not be the most suitable means of support, I will make every effort to assist you in a referral to a suitable alternative source of support.
I work within the ethical framework of the BACP.