Welcome....... I've provided Counselling & Psychotherapy for adults in Bradford for over 20 years and I'm highly educated within this field, I'm also really passionate about my role, because I know how life transforming it can be; I've had the privilege over these years in helping others change their outlook, perspective, thoughts, feelings and behaviours, helping them become their best version of themself.
As a Couples Counsellor in Shipley and Psychotherapist in Bradford, my skills lie in helping others with a history of Trauma (emotional, physical and sexual), Difficult Relationships (with self, romantic partners, parents, friends), Anxiety, Anger and Depression to name a few.
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How I Can Help You
I provide both individual and couples counselling in Shipley as well as Online Counselling. I also offer Psychotherapy in Saltaire , Shipley, 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. My way of working with you, will take into consideration what your life is like for you in the present, gently linking to your past experiences and helping you channel and create a life you want moving forward. This is an organic and gentle process, at your pace and with some gentle challenge.
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 an issue, so I will treat you as a unique individual
My fee reflects my length of experience and level of qualifications
Individual Fee: £75 (50 minute appointment)
I offer a free 15 minutes Zoom meet, telephone call or 'pop in for a chat' about how I work.
As a BACP Accredited Couples Counsellor and Relationship Psychotherapist in Shipley, I can help if you're both committed to understanding yourself and each other.
You may be a same-sex couple, non-monogamous, heterosexual, mulit-partnered or polyamorous, all couples are welcome.
There may be various issues in your relationship;
regular arguments, there has been a betrayal (financial, or an infidelity for example), you feel stuck, you may feel you've fallen 'out of love', there may be intimacy issues;(emotional, physical or sexual), communication or connection issues, sexual difficulties, to name a few examples.
As I am trained in working with clients impacted by childhood, past or current trauma, I am able to notice how you are impacted within your relationship, to help you notice and manage your responses, which in turn will help you and your relationship.
It's 'normal' for couples to experience difficulties, and the therapy I provide helps you both understand what's happening between you and why, to focus on helping you make changes individually and between you. This way of working is to improve your relationship for the long term, not a short-term fix.
I will take into consideration your current issues along with your childhood and past experiences along with helping you create a new and improved future, I will also spend some time throughout our work together, focussing on each of you individually, but I won't work with you individually outside of the couples therapy.
As Couples Therapy is a specialist form of counselling/psychotherapy, it's important this is studied separately, so I'm currently studying an Advanced Diploma in Relationship Psychotherapy with NAOS Institute. I've already completed training in Esther Perels Transformative Approach to Couples Therapy and Drs John and Julie Gottman on the 10 Core Principles for Effective Couples Therapy
My fee reflects my years of experience and level of qualifications (including my current studies in Relationship Psychotherapy)
Fee: £95 (First appointment up to 75 minutes, 2nd appointment an individual 60 minute appointment each, 60 minutes thereafter)
I offer a free 15 minutes couples Zoom meet, or 'pop in for a 15 minute chat about how I work'
As a Psychotherapist in Shipley, Counsellor in Shipley, 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 attended my own long-term therapy, which led me to this career path. This in-depth personal development, along with being highly qualified, having over 20 years experience, being BACP accredited and engaging in quality monthly supervision, ensures I work with you ethically and professionally.
Outside of work, I love a fun exercise class as well as enjoying daily long hikes in the countryside with my dog, gardening and animal conservation, 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 18 years in Private Practice.
Continuing Professional Development 2020/2021