For all my clients, however they find counselling: terrifying, challenging or a blessed relief, I have a deep respect. The work my clients undertake, the courage they show in being willing to explore difficult and painful experiences or emotions is humbling.
As well as respect, I also share my clients' relief and joy when they, having struggled so bravely, begin to feel they are coming through the darkness; when they feel they are beginning to find a new but very real peace from what had previously troubled them.
We all face difficulties - life is challenging! And we can all benefit from having someone who is wholly on our side to help us to deal with those difficulties.
If you are ready for the journey, I am ready to help you.
Human relationships which are empathic, genuine and respectful can form a basis for growth in any setting - it is the relationship itself which can help us change. I aim to be real, open and engaged as an active participant in your journey, in your therapeutic work.
The feedback I get from clients often speaks of the quality of the relationship we build. People have said they felt it was a defining feature of our work together.
It therefore goes without saying that offering you a warm and respectful space is a priority, and I can assure you that what we share will be confidential.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
I am a qualified counsellor, having completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy at the University of Salford.
As a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I work in accordance with the BACP's Ethical Framework and meet or exceed the professional requirements for my ongoing professional development and supervision.
In addition to my private practice in Manchester and Todmorden, until recently I provided counselling at Noah’s Ark Centre in Halifax.
Prior to my being a counsellor, I have worked in education and publishing, and I also currently work as a funeral celebrant.
If you would like any more information about me or the way I work, do get in touch. Your enquiry will be treated confidentially and will be taken as just that: an enquiry, and will not be viewed as a commitment to any sessions.