My qualifications and practice

The main models of therapy that I am trained in are person-centred counselling and elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); I have also completed an introductory course in Transactional Analysis. My aim is to practice an integrative approach allowing me to combine different elements of various therapies in order to offer psychotherapy tailored to each of my client’s individual needs and circumstances. I have also completed Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) which equips me with the skills and knowledge needed to provide suicide first aid to a person at risk.

I have completed a work placement and volunteered at one of the biggest charities supporting women in Kirklees, where I worked with clients often presenting with complex issues including:

  • low mood and depression
  • suicidal thoughts
  • anxiety
  • domestic violence
  • historic sexual abuse, sexual exploitation and rape
  • self harm
  • low self-confidence
  • low self-esteem
  • family or relationship issues

In my mind, there are no taboo topics. Whatever you bring to our sessions, you will be met with empathy, genuineness, respect, and absolutely no judgement.  Our work will be subject to a confidentiality agreement which means that whatever you tell me will remain between us.

At the heart of an effective and successful psychotherapy is therapeutic relationship. While it may take time for this kind of relationship to develop fully, as a start, I offer a FREE 30-minute initial meeting. It will be an opportunity to talk about what I can offer and what you need from your therapist to check whether we are going to be a good match.

Education and professional qualifications

2015 – 2017 – Post-graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Professional practice), University of Salford; BACP Accredited

2014 – 2015 – Post-graduate Certificate in Interpersonal and Counselling Skills, Leeds Beckett University

2009 – 2013 – BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2:1, University of Derby

CPD and Training

23rd – 24th February 2017 – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Memberships

– British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), Registered member, certificate number 327092