Welcome, and thank you for visiting my page. I offer a 30 minute appointment, to allow us to meet and briefly discuss your difficulties. I offer a safe, friendly supportive environment to allow you to work through any problems or difficulties you may be experiencing. The sessions I provide are 55 minutes long and I also provide low cost therapy rates for people on a lower income.
I offer Psychotherapy and counselling utilising a number of techniques; person centered counselling, Neuro linguistic programming and predominately Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy. I completed my training at South Manchester Psychotherapy Centre and I undergo regular supervision at SMCP to ensure my work is safe, effective and of high quality. I am also an experienced occupational therapist who works within an NHS setting and often work with people who are having difficulties with anxiety, depression, loss and other aspects of life that affect people being able to live meaningful and independent lives. I find the philosophical base of occupational therapy sits really well with the values of TA psychotherapy. I am HCPC registered and a member of BACP.
Psychotherapy and counselling is highly effective at dealing with any problems and difficulties you may be facing. I came to discover the value of seeing a therapist because I was experiencing difficulties in my own life and wanted to find better ways to deal with my own problems. Seeking therapy changed my life for the better and allowed me to truly appreciate the value therapy can have on one's life. I was able to examine unhelpful thought patterns I had adopted and deal with my own anxieties in my life.
Transactional analysis is a widely recognised form of modern psychology - to promote personal growth and change. It helps people improve their wellbeing and hopefully achieve their full potential in their lives. It offers a theory of personality, a model of communication and a study of repetitive patterns of behaviour. In working with me I am will examining how you think, feel and behave in the world you live in, to allow me to discover any unhelpful patterns you may have adopted that are not useful or helpful to you. TA philosophy also believes that your life is played out as an adult from decisions you made as a child and these decisions may not be helpful to you in an adult world.
Life has its ups and downs: it’s not always a smooth road to travel, especially on your own. Talking to someone might feel daunting at first, but I am here to guide you down this road - providing you with a new and improved perspective and the tools to deal with whatever is round the corner. I can help and assist you in solving all sorts of problems, you may have tried to make changes in the past and been unsuccessful and be facing the same issues time and time again.
I live in Bury and I am mum to three children. I feel I have a lot of life experience that has assisted me in providing excellent psychotherapeutic interventions for people. I feel in a very privileged position to be able to provide the help that changed my life for the better in ways that I never thought possible - I always refer to my own therapeutic journey as 'better than winning the lottery!'