As a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist, I offer short and longer-term counselling and psychotherapy from my private practice in Heaton, Bolton. This can take place face to face at my therapy room, or we can arrange sessions on-line through video counselling on Zoom or telephone counselling.
I work in a way that is empathic, respectful, genuine and ethical . By building trust, I use our relationship within the therapy session to create the possibility of positive, long-term change.
My Qualifications & Experience
Master of Arts (MA) in Integrative Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited) (University of Central Lancashire)
Master in Education (Professional Practice in Higher Education) (University of Central Lancashire)
I have a wide range of additional studies and CPD activity enabling me to work effectively with children and young people and relationship counselling. I am also a clinical supervisor for other psychotherapists, counsellors and trainees.
- Aside from private practice, I have previously worked for 14 years as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, within the School of Health
- I worked as a Registered Nurse, as well as working in Higher Education as a Nurse Tutor and I have supported students from a range of health professions in developing leadership, continuing professional development and clinical supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I have experience in coaching and mentoring. I continue to supervise trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.
Overall, this means I have experience of working within the healthcare setting for 20 years. I have now devoted my full-time work into my private practice as this is where my heart lies, spending my time supporting individuals and couples.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Psychotherapy & Counselling (MBACP). This is a professional body that regulates ethical and professional practice and I adhere to their code of conduct, and I am listed on their national register for psychotherapists and counsellors.
Psychological therapy is my passion, and I know from personal experience that having a space to talk and be really heard is essential for our mental health and emotional well-being, particularly at times of loss and endings, at times when life can feel overwhelming, and when life throws us curve-balls. Accessing therapy helps us to cope, to make sense of our world and improve our relationships with ourselves and others.