I've provided Inclusive Counselling & Psychotherapy to many diverse Adults and Couples in West Yorkshire for over 20 years and I'm really passionate about my work because it can be life transforming, from your outlook, perspective, thoughts, feelings and behaviours, helping you become your best version of you.
Working as a Psychotherapist in the Bradford area, I believe there are 'many ways of looking' at an issue, so when working with you and your reasons for seeking help, I will take many aspects of you into consideration when striving to understand and help you; your thoughts, feelings, any physical symptoms along with your current and past experiences.
Are you quietly struggling with how you feel and think, or deeply unhappy, regularly stressed, fearful (anxious), angry or low in mood/depressed? Are you meeting the same type of romantic partner that's not quite right for you, recognising certain patterns in your relationships. Are relationships problematic for you? Maybe you've experienced some form of childhood mistreatment and you can't escape the memories/feelings/thoughts as much as you try? You also may have undiagnosed or diagnosed physical symptoms such as chronic pain, headaches or digestive issues for example, that you'd like to explore further, this can be a result of your body informing you of past and current high stress.
Whatever your reasons for reaching out for help, I invite you to get in touch to see how I can help you. Being based in Saltaire in Bradford, I'm accessible from many areas including Leeds and Skipton.
"The truth about our childhood is stored up in our bodies, and lives in the depths of our souls. Our intellect can be deceived, our feelings can be numbed and manipulated, our perceptions can be shamed and confused, or our bodies tricked with medication. But our soul never forgets. And because we are one, one whole soul in one body, some day, our body will present its bill" Swiss Psychoanalyst Alive Miller
How I Can Help You
As a Counsellor in Saltaire, Shipley, I provide both individual appointments for Adults as well as Relationship Counselling for Couples. I also provide Online Counselling if you're not able to access appointments In Person. I also offer Psychotherapy in Saltaire , Shipley, and Online, which tends to be more in depth and a longer-term way of working.
Whether it's a relationship issue that's bringing you, an event that felt traumatic, past or current abuse (emotional, physical or sexual), regular stress, anger, fear, (or general emotional overwhelm), a reliance on a substance or activity taking over your life, suicidal thoughts, harming of yourself (this can take many forms) or a general unhappiness/desire to improve your life in some way........ I can help you.
As a highly qualified and very experienced Counsellor in Shipley I will listen to you without judgment and with compassion, hearing your reasons for coming and what you'd like to change. I've learnt and trained over the years in many ways of working and looking at a problem, so I will treat you as a unique individual
Well-known Therapists I learn from;
Carl Rogers, John Bowlby, Gabor Mate, Janina Fischer, Richard Schwartz/Frank Anderson, Judith Herman
Individual Fee: £75
(50 minute appointment)
I offer a free 15 minutes Zoom meet
As a Relationship Counsellor in Saltaire, Shipley, I can help you if you've had an affair, you've reached an impasse (you feel stuck), you've fallen 'out of love', there's a lack of intimacy or communication or you've noticed a destructive pattern, to name a few.
When you come to see me, it's not my place to inform you if your relationship will last or not, but I will try my best to really hear and understand you both as individuals, and also what occurs in your relationship.
To help me again a thorough understanding of you early on, your first appointment is centred around asking you certain questions, which can also ignite certain questions for you and your relationship.
Relationship Therapists I learn from;
Esther Perel, Cabby Laffy, Ellen.F.Wachtel, Gottmans
In Person Fee: £90
(75 minute appointment)
I offer a free 15 minutes Zoom meet
I've provided Counselling Supervision in West Yorkshire since 2015 and it's really important to me to provide you with as equal and collaborative supervisory relationship as possible.
When we give so much of our emotional self to others, it's vital we attend to our clients as well as ourself in regular supervision.
I have a Diploma in Supervision and closely follow the BACP Ethical Framework, which is essential in helping you.
I also work relationally, which means I realise the importance relationships play in the shaping of our lives. I feel it's important in my work to learn/train in different approaches, so, the approaches important to me in my work are IFS, Person-Centred, Attachment Theory, Psychodynamic and the Trauma- Informed approaches.
Current Fee: £65 (1 hour), £97.50 (1.5 hours)
I 0ffer a free 15 minutes Zoom meet.
As an online Psychotherapist in Shipley, Counsellor in Shipley UK and International, some symptoms I can help you with are: fear and overthinking, feeling low, unconfident or negative about yourself, anger, difficulties in relationships, harming yourself, being harmed by others as an adult or child, a reliance on alcohol/drugs/sex/food/exercise/ etc.
Prior to my training, I was engaged in my own long-term therapy, which led me to this career path. This in-depth personal development (which I continue to add to), along with my qualifications, experience, adhering to BACP's ethical standards and quality monthly supervision ensures I work with you ethically and professionally.
Outside of work, I enjoy daily long hikes in the countryside with my dog, which helps keep my mental and physical health in check.
Since 1999, I've been training and working in West Yorkshire. I've worked for many years in the NHS as a Staff Counsellor and Adult Mental Health Therapist, and in the last 17 years in Private Practice.
Continuing Professional Development 2020/2021