I really appreciate the importance of you wanting to find the right person to work with, and the sometimes daunting task of booking to meet someone new. Hopefully a little about me will make this process easier for you.
I live in Leeds and currently work full time in the area of adult mental health. I've had a really rewarding career to date and continue to enjoy my work, so much so that I have chosen to also offer private therapy.
Mental health and wellbeing has been a particular focus of my training, work and therapy. Prior to qualifying as a therapist I have spent 15 years working in the field of adult mental health as a social worker and mental health practitioner.
I have a passion for promoting positive mental health and wellbeing and believe in everyone's unique individuality, potential and worth.
Psychotherapy training alongside many years working as a mental health professional in a number of settings means I’m uniquely placed to work with a wide variety of people and a wide range of concerns.
I've also been fortunate and had the opportunity to travel and volunteer internationally in a number of countries. It's been enriching and rewarding and offering my skills in this way has been a real privilege. I love meeting and working with people from different cultures and is something I will continue to do as opportunities arise.
I very much enjoy the outdoors, the sea, the mountains, and I thrive off living in Yorkshire with all it has to offer!
I very much look forward to meeting you if we decide to work together.
Qualifications / Professional Memberships
Registered member of the BACP (MBACP)
Member of EMDR UK+ Ireland
SMCP Award in Psycho-therapeutic counselling
EMDR Standard Accredited Training
Relaxation, Meditation and Mindfulness Practitioner
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor
Masters Qualified Social Work
I hold Professional Indemnity Insurance
Current CPD includes:
Various CBT specific training, Supervision Skills, Emotional Focused Therapy, Working with Health Anxieties, Working with loss/bereavement, EMDR FSAP Protocol, telephone counselling training