I had a varied career before becoming a Counsellor, working in financial services in The City, other office based jobs, factory and warehouse work as well as experiencing redundancy. I believe this broad range of experience helps me to relate to people from every walk of life and understand the pressures we often find ourselves under in the modern world.
I have been through counselling myself, so I know what itâ€™s like to take the first steps into therapy as well as the empowerment, new insights and confidence it can provide. I became a Counsellor because Iâ€™m passionate about helping others.
I have undertaken 7 years of training in order to work in private practice, which includes a:
- BA Psychology degree
- Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
- Postgraduate Diploma (Masters Level) in Counselling and Psychotherapy
How I Work
As a Relational Counsellor I believe that the therapeutic relationship between myself and each of my clients is the cornerstone of counselling and the most important factor in therapeutic change.
I offer support through difficult times, working with individuals in order to help them explore how they relate to themselves and those around them in a confidential, safe and non-judgemental environment.
Your counselling sessions are your space to explore your thoughts and feelings. I will follow your lead and work in a collaborative, warm, honest and transparent style. If you are not sure where to begin, thatâ€™s okay and we can begin that journey together.
I work in an integrative manner, incorporating a wide range of counselling theories to best suit each of my clients such as The Person Centred Approach, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
I am a member of the BACP and abide by their ethical framework.
Sessions are usually weekly at the same time, but we can discuss what might work best for you. I offer both short-term and long-term therapy. How long we choose to work together is entirely up to you.
My city centre practice makes for an ideal location for those working in Leeds who wish to book an appointment before/after their work day or even during their lunch break.
Initial Session Rates
The initial session, which gives us a chance to get to know each other better and for you to learn more about therapy costs Â£20 and lasts for 50 minutes. You do not commit yourself to further sessions by making this appointment.
Â£40 for a 50 minute individual session.
Â£45 for a 50 minute session.
It is possible to book an initial 12 sessions for the price of 10 or 10 sessions for the price of 8.
I also offer low cost sessions for: counselling students, anyone over the age of 65 and individuals on reduced income. Please enquire if you think you qualify.
Cancellations with more than 48 hours notice will not be charged. When sessions are cancelled with less than 48 hours notice, the normal fee will be charged.