I am a person-centred counsellor with an MA in Clinical Counselling (Distinction) from the University of Chester and an Accredited and Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I have experience of working in a variety of settings including a GP surgery in Northwich, two local hospices and Compass Counselling in Liverpool. I also work with Breast Cancer Care supporting women following a diagnosis of breast cancer.
I have worked with a wide range of client issues including: depression, anxiety, identity and relationships, work-related stress, bereavement and pre-bereavement, life-limiting illness, being a carer, childhood abuse, OCD, low self-esteem.
I hold a Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling from the Macclesfield Counselling and Training Centre.
I am also able to offer counselling to clients via Employee Assistance Programmes with providers such as AXA and Aviva.
Whilst my practice is very much person-centred, I have also completed short courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and elements of these approaches can be integrated into our work if appropriate.
I have published research on the impact of breast cancer on sexuality in younger women.
I understand that you may be apprehensive about seeking help and I aim to provide a calm, accepting and confidential environment in which to work together.