I qualified as a counsellor in 1998 and as a casework supervisor in 2001 and have undertaken much additional training since then. I have worked regularly in the private and voluntary sector with a wide range of both clients and issues.
I have been running my own counselling and supervision practice for many years and have a dedicated therapy room in my own home which is located in Fallowfield approximately two miles south of Manchester City Centre. Because of this, I can bring a wealth of experience to my work and can guarantee that I will offer you support to the best of my abilities.
As well as my private practice I also work part-time managing a community based counselling service within the Third Sector.
I have previously managed counselling services within a locally based NHS Hospital Foundation Trust and in the voluntary sector, one providing counselling to the Lesbian and Gay community in Manchester and the other providing counselling to the Wythenshawe community.
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and am also listed on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register. This means I am committed to working professionally and ethically and abide by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in the Counselling Professions and am subject to the complaints procedure of the BACP.
I work with people from all backgrounds with a variety of issues. I also specialise in Sex, Gender and Sexuality issues, working with people whose sexual orientation, gender identity or sexual lifestyle may be misunderstood by others.
My qualifications are:
Advanced Diploma in Counselling (1998)
Diploma in Casework Supervision (2001)
Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (2008)
Essentials in Sexual Minority Therapy (2008)
Professional Diploma in Education (2009)
Introduction to Psychosexual Therapy for Sexual and Gender Minority Clients (2010)
Diploma in Integrated Hypnotherapy (2014)
I have also attended workshops and seminars on:
Awareness Of Sexual Abuse In Counselling
Sex, Gender And Sexuality
Out Of Mind (Conference on the links between Sexuality And Mental Health)
Alcohol And Drugs Awareness
Grasping The Nettle (Links between Mental And Sexual Health)
Issues In HIV Related Counselling
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
For more information contact me -
Phone: 0161 225 6713 or 07887 564127