- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Video and telephone consultations
The therapy I offer is relational and evidence informed. This means that my focus is on establishing and sustaining good counselling relationships, whilst drawing on the theories of counselling and the science of psychology to guide the work. I find that a pluralistic stance, with openness to different ways of thinking about life and its problems, offers the best way of helping my clients as they explore their concerns and shape their responses.
I aim to offer the highest level of confidentiality and to respond to clientsâ€™ needs appropriately and effectively. I am aware of the diversity within our communities and aim to provide counselling psychology that is sensitive to cultural and religious diversity and to personal individualism and difference.
I respect the ethical and professional guidelines of the BPS, HCPC and BACP. It is important to me that the standards, competencies and guidance of these codes are embedded in my working practices.
I offer a quiet, private space in which concerns and problems in living may be openly explored without judgement and undue influence.
I offer supervision to peers and trainees.
Emerald Counselling Psychology Philosophy of Practice:
Trusts in our human capacities for hope, regeneration and love,
Encourages self-reflection to enable each client to be the author and inspiration of our own lives.
Connects with the inner search, hopes and purposes of each client as they undertake their personal journey through counselling.
Offers companionship, specialist knowledge and experience in order to guide, console, protect and inspire along the way.
Areas of interest
I have a special interest in bereavement and have written about the role of self-talk or inner speech as a means of helping life transitions and healing wounds following the death of someone significant to us.
I offer a form of specialist counselling for parents whose children have died.
- MA in Counselling University of Manchester 2008
- Qualification in Counselling Psychology BPS 2014
- BSc Psychology Open University 2004
Affiliations / memberships
Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Registered Member of the British Association Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) as a Counselling Psychologist
Register of Applied Psychology Supervisor
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Psychology session - (5-50)