About Me

Counselling & Training Services

My Story

I first qualified as a Counsellor and Integrative Psychotherapist in 1993, gaining an Advanced Certificate in Counselling from Manchester University. Since then I have undertaken an extensive range of postgraduate study, now holding the following qualifications:

  • Advanced Certificate Counselling (Manchester University)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Advanced Clinical Training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Clinical Training in EMDR
  • Diploma in Hypno-Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Supervision
  • Certificate in Adult Education (Manchester University)
  • Reiki Master/Teacher
  • Holistic therapies

For most of my working career I have worked in multidisciplinary teams in the statutory, educational and voluntary sector. I have worked as an alcohol counsellor with individuals and families as well as specialising in working with children and young people. I have experience of working in partnership with the police, prison service, social services and youth services as well as children’s charities as a consultant. I have also worked as a counsellor at the University of Higher Education, supporting students through any emotional issues that may cause stress whilst engaging in their studies. For many years I have worked in the NHS Adult Mental Health Services in Primary Care. I have experience working with people with moderate to severe mental health issues.

As well as working in the NHS I also have a successful private practice, working in Central Manchester, Bolton and Wigan. Clients are referred to me in many ways; self-referrals, GPs Occupational Health Departments, Personal Injury Lawyers, Statutory Services, Voluntary Sector and by other therapists.

I really enjoy my work; helping people to deal with their problems and face life with a positive outlook is very rewarding indeed. And I can help you. You might think your problem is trivial, or you might think it so great that no-one can help, but this is not the case. Just give me a call for an informal chat and a no-obligation discussion about how I can help.