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I spent 23 years in industry in a range of roles before qualifying as a person-centred counsellor in 2001.  This type of counselling places emphasis on your ability to find your own solutions, with the right support.  I continued to train further in different therapeutic approaches and now work in an integrative way, which means I use the best approach to fit your particular needs.  I have experience of working with children and adults in a variety of environments (prison, primary, secondary and SEBD schools and community organisations).  
 
I see children, parents and adults in my private practice, based at home – a comfortable and safe place to help you feel relaxed and supported. I aim to bring warmth and humour to any working relationship.  I am very honest and down to earth - no airy-fairyness!
 
 
 
 
 
Qualifications
 
2014       Post Grad Cert in Counselling Supervision (Univ of Chester)
 
2009       MA in Education (Therapeutic Approaches) (Liverpool JMU)
 
2007       Post Grad Diploma in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy 
                  (Liverpool JMU)
 
2004       Post Grad Cert in Counselling Children & Young People 
                  (Univ of Liverpool)
 
2001        Diploma in Counselling
 
 
Plus many more training courses and conferences run by social services, employers and BACP.
 
I am fully insured and an accredited member of the BACP, which means that my practice has been deemed to meet their standards for a competent, ethical and independent practitioner.  This means more than just being on the accredited register, as so many other counsellors are.  I'm also a member of their Counselling Children & Young People and Private Practice divisions.  

I have regular supervision to ensure good ethical practice.  I am also a registered member of the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) to comply with GDPR regulations (ref Z3535150). 

 
 

I run training courses and workshops on topics such as:
 
  • Assertiveness and self confidence
  • Building self esteem in your child
  • Managing anger
 
 Please email me for further details