I am a professionally qualified and experienced therapist working with a wide range of issues with individuals and couples at my practice in Sale. I have worked with a local charitable organisation, Path Counselling in Trafford and MIND, a national charitable organisation and at two prisons and offered counselling and Mental Health Assessments on behalf of national Employer Assistance Programmes (EAP’s). I am also a trained Family Mediator although no longer practicising in this field. With a belief that support should be available when needed and fully aware of the demand on NHS and charitable resources with subsequent long waiting lists and not everyone being in a position to afford private therapy, I have also founded a local EAP offering mental health support services to businesses and their employees in Greater Manchester and Cheshire areas via a network of Affiliated Counsellors.
I trained in Person-Centred Approach (PCA) at the University of Salford and am qualified to Level 7, holding a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA), Focus Oriented Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, CAMS – Clinical Assessment and Management of Suicidality and Couples Counselling and am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD), regularly attending additional courses covering a wide range of issues and approaches.
Being a registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I adhere to their code of ethical practice and undertake regular Supervision to ensure I am working in the best way possible with you, hold Professional Indemnity Insurance, am registered with the ICO and comply with General Data Protection Regulations. Having trained as a Family Mediator, I am a non-practcising member of the Family Mediators Association. Mindwell Matters is also a member of the EAP Association and Federation of Small Businesses.
I have experienced being in ‘the other chair’ and hope that together we can bring the positive benefits of therapy into your life too. I love what I do and am committed to sharing your journey and helping you to reduce your distress and achieve a more fulfilling life.
I work pluralistically drawing from different therapeutic approaches to best suit your needs, endeavour to make theory meaningful to you to help you gain greater insight and will challenge you appropriately to help you reach your goals.
If you feel comfortable with what you’ve read so far, then please contact me to arrange a brief chat to allow us an opportunity to decide whether we can work together.
The insidious damage caused by covert emotional abuse. – Counselling Directory (counselling-directory.org.uk)