Be and Be Heard
Psychotherapy and Counselling
"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination"
As a person-centred psychotherapist and counsellor with 14 years of counselling experience, I offer a secure, welcoming and confidential space in which you can be understood and valued, and where you can begin to find your own way towards how you want to be. I will help you to reflect upon and explore your challenges whilst offering an independent, non-judgemental perspective.
I work in a person-centred way with adults with a broad range of experiences including relationship issues, anxiety, depression, anger management, post-natal depression, generalised anxiety, family issues, addiction(s), separation/divorce, bereavement, eating disorders, abuse, low self-esteem, stress and low self-confidence. I also offer counselling supervision (see supervision profile).
I practice from Manchester city centre in a location 2 minutes walk from Oxford Road train station and 15 minutes walk from Piccadilly station. I also practice from the town of Buxton in the Peak District National Park.
In addition, I offer Outdoor Therapy in Hayfield, in the heart of the Peak District / amongst the foothills of Kinder Scout.
My Training and Experience
I trained at The Sherwood Institute in Nottingham and hold a Masters research degree in Humanistic Person-Centred Psychotherapy with the University of Birmingham. I also hold a BA (Hons) in Philosophy. I have experience working with adults in a variety of settings and have focused experience working with adult carers and women experiencing distress and challenge. Alongside my private work, I work for Breast Cancer Care facilitating a support group for women living with secondary breast cancer. I have also worked with children using person-centred play therapy. I have a particular interest in the experience of 'endings' which may occur due to bereavement, unemployment, the ending of relationships and general life transitions. I welcome supporting clients through these processes. I have both lectured and tutored on the University of Salford's Counselling and Psychotherapy BSc and MSc courses. I am also a fully qualified Supervisor. I am a UKCP registered psychotherapist and a member of the BACP and as such adhere to associated codes of ethics.
One to one support
Psychotherapy and Counselling
I offer one to one therapy sessions for 50 minutes, usually weekly.
My fees are £52 or £47 for concessions.
Congruent support and support to be congruent
I offer person-centred / humanistic supervision, one to one or in group. I trained with The Sherwood Institute (Nottingham) to 'Teaching Supervisor' level; I am qualified to take on students in training and can incorporate teaching aspects in any supervision I offer.
I use my broad range of counselling and psychotherapy experience in my supervisory practice and work with supervisees in a non-judgemental, holding and mutual way.
My fees are £57 per one hour session.
A different connection
I offer one to one Outdoor Therapy sessions. Meeting point Boden Bridge carpark in Hayfield village, adjacent to Hayfield Campsite. This starting point provides access to both road, track and footpath terrain, plus a woodland aspect.
My fees are £52 per 50 minute session.