I'm a qualified and accredited counsellor and anger management practitioner with specialist training in gender, sexuality and relationship diversity through Pink Therapy with a private practice seeing clients face to face at Preston, Liverpool, Manchester and South Cumbria. If you are unable to get to any of the above venues to see me face to face then I can work with you online; please see my website for more details -"Information for On-line / Bark Clients":
In early 2010 I attended the British Association of Anger Management’s anger management programme led by Mike Fisher and subsequently went on to train as an accredited facilitator of anger management programmes with Mike completing my training in November 2010. I then trained in counselling skills through Life-Force, Colchester gaining my Certificate in Counselling Skills in December 2011, and then studied working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in 2012. In Early 2017 I attended Pink therapy’s Essentials in Gender and Sexual Diversity Therapy Training, and at the start of this year I attended two days training in Gender, Relationship and and Sexual Diversity Therapy run by Outreach, Cumbria. I have recently completed my Level 4 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Counselling Skills and Theory and have just finished the first year of a two year post-graduate diploma in Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity Therapy with Pink Therapy.
Through my experiences of facilitating my anger management programme, I adopt an integrative approach to my counselling work. This is underpinned by a person centred, humanistic position where I am able to shift to other styles depending on your needs. I have found that my own practice is informed through my continued self-development, my work with my clients and my research and learning. This has led me to know that two key elements in counselling are the continual development and deepening of the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client within a safe and secure environment, and my ability as a therapist to accept and value the individuality and importance of your experiences so that I can fully support your unique journey of self-learning and personal development.
I have a current, clean enhanced DBS certificate, and have full indemnity insurance in place for both my counselling and anger management work, and work under National Counselling Society Code of Ethics of whom I am an Accreditied Registrant Member. I am also a Student Member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online.
I have recently moved to Dalton-In-Furness, Cumbria having lived in Colchester, Essex for the past 20 years. I am 60, divorced twice, and have three children, two of whom are grown up. I'm a trans-identified female with an empathetic, compassionate attitude.
Tuesday - Friday 11:00 - 23:00
South Cumbria - sessions at Dalton-In-Furness (Tuesday and Wednesday) and £40 per 50 minute session;
couples sessions are £50 per 50 minute session
Lancashire - sessions at Preston (Thursday and Friday) are £45 per 50 minute session;
couples sessions are £55 per 50 minute session (includes cost of room hire)
Online sessions are £40 per 50 minute session;
Online couples session are £50 per 50 minute session
Liverpool / Manchester - by arrangement at Preston rates