Welcome to my Counselling Pages. I know that your decision to begin counselling may feel quite difficult - you may wonder how you will get along with your Counsellor and hope that they are easy to talk to. I understand this completely and hope that my genuine warmth and friendly, welcoming approach will quickly put you at ease. I will never judge you and will always offer you my unconditional support, concern and respect.
I am a qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor, qualified Couples and Relationship Counsellor, qualified Counselling Supervisor and qualified EMDR Therapist.
I am also a an approved Counsellor with AXA, AVIVA, the Police Firearms Officers Association and
Lancashire Police HQ.
I am a "Person Centred, Integrative" qualified and accredited Counsellor, which means that I am predominantly Person-Centred whilst utilising the skills and concepts of other counselling modes, such as CBT, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt, in order to meet your individual needs. I also offer EMDR Therapy.
My Qualifications include a Diploma in Counselling, Cert Ed and NVQ 4 Management, Trainer, Assessor and Verifier Awards, Certificates in Counselling Supervision and Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling and Practitioner in EMDR. I have also been awarded Registration and Accreditation with BACP. I have a regularly updated DBS (CRB).
I am committed to updating my counselling skills and have completed a wide variety of additional training, most recently
"EMDR Academy EMDR Association Training"
"ICISF CISM Group Crisis Intervention"
"Certificate in Couples and Relationship Counselling"
"Certificate in Supervision"
"STORM Suicide Prevention Training"
"Working Therapeutically with ADHD and Autisms"
"Working with Domestic Abuse"
"Use of Metaphor in Supervision"
Counselling for You and Yours
Call or Text me now on 07545 868494
I also provide counselling services to various EAP providers, employers, occupational health companies and insurers.
I aim to make every client feel unique, accepted and respected for who they are, during my sessions. I will provide you with a warm, safe, non-judgemental, confidential counselling service, whether you are an adult, couple or young person, experiencing difficulties in life. I have worked with people of all ages around emotional health or mental health issues, relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, OCD, family issues, work issues, confidence issues, low self-esteem, exploring difficult times of change, sexuality, self-harm, suicidal feelings, anger management and much, much more. My aim is to help you to explore your individual issues and decide what you would like to achieve from therapy. We then work together towards achieving your goals. Together we can identify any concerns and explore any underlying issues, thoughts, feelings, circumstances or behaviours that might be affecting your life. We then work together to help you move forwards with CONFIDENCE. I also have considerable experience of working with vulnerable young people, including Counselling within School/Colleges, for pupils, students and staff.
In my Private Practice, I work with people aged 16 and over.
I run my own Private Counselling Practice which is based near the Centre of Rawtenstall, Rossendale BB4 (close to the M66).
YOU MATTER AND I CARE