These are just some of the many and varied areas I have worked with. . .
- Abuse (sexual, physical, psychological, emotional)
- Attachment issues
- Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
- Child Related Issues
- Eating Disorders
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Learning Difficulties
- Low Self-Esteem
- Post Natal Depression (PND)
- Pre-nuptial Counselling
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Sexual Issues
- Work Related Issues
- Affairs and Betrayals
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC)
- Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA)
- Family Issues
- Low Self-Confidence
- Personality Disorders
- Relationship Issues
- Self Harm
- Separation and Divorce
- Trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Currently I also work at Beacon Counselling Services working on the Brief Therapy Team. This is for the NHS/IAPT as Beacon are an IAPT compliant service. I also do longer term private therapy there too.
Whilst working at Survivors Manchester with male survivors of sexual abuse, I gained experiences surrounding trauma, such as dissociation and the many varied ways in which trauma affects the whole body, soul and being of the person. Learning about attachment issues has been invaluable to help with trauma. I now regularly use attachment knowledge in all my therapeutic work.
Working for ABL Health gave me experience of working with comfort/overeating disorders. Helping clients to have a more realistic relationship to food.
My daughter has Special Educational Needs, so I have personal experiences around issues relating to Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC), disability, discrimination and the impact this can have on the family. I am sensitive to the unique and varied ways in which those who may be neurally diverse may experience the world. I am the local area co-ordinator for the Dyspraxia Foundation (Manchester / Cheshire).
As an addition to my approaches I also use Mindfulness and the working with awareness that these learning’s have given me. Mindfulness has been clinically proven to help with trauma, anxiety, stress, depression and an over-active mind. It has been embraced by the NHS as a NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) recognised therapeutic approach.
I prefer to work face to face, though I’m happy to liaise with you by phone, email, by post or in person.
Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling for Depression (Dist)
Diploma in Counselling
Accredited BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) member 687920. Register number 045573.
Studying mindfulness to become a MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) practitioner
Full professional indemnity insurance through Howdens