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).
My experience includes roles in a variety of settings: a GP surgery in Northwich, two local hospices and Compass Counselling in Liverpool. I have also worked with Breast Cancer Care offering support to women following diagnoses of both primary and secondary breast cancer. Alongside my private practice which I set up in 2016, I continue to work at a local hospice counselling bereaved clients, patients and carers.
I have worked with a wide range of client issues. These include depression, anxiety, identity and relationships, bereavement and loss, illness, being a carer, work-related stress, adverse childhood experiences, low self-esteem, life transitions.
I am also able to offer counselling to clients via Employee Assistance Programmes and health insurance policies, with providers including BUPA, AXA Aviva and WPA.
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. My practice is also trauma-informed, having completed a series of workshops in this area.
I also hold a Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling from the Macclesfield Counselling and Training Centre, and whilst I am currently working with individuals only, this training helps to inform my work around relationships.
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 confidential environment in which to work together.