Listening is often the only thing needed to help someone.
I am a BACP Registered Integrative Therapist and adhere to the BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice
The relationship between you and your counsellor is key to your therapy journey. You need to feel that you are heard, understood and valued. It is therefore important that you find the right counsellor for you
I work as an integrative counsellor working with different modalities to offer clients an experience that is bespoke to what they bring to the session. My approach looks at the whole person considering psychological, emotional and physical needs. I am non-judgemental with the aim being to support individuals to set goals and develop behaviours to improve their satisfaction with life.
My area of interest is working with farmers and rural workers. I currently offer a drop in centre at Crooklands Auction Mart once a month assisting the nurses on health check days. Farmers have so much to contend with from the weather, political/media influences most of which is out of their control. Breaking down stigmas that surround mental health especially with farmers is hugely important to me.
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What to expect
I provide a safe, confidential and empathic space, the pace of our sessions is set by you.
When you arrive, once you’ve made yourself comfortable, we will talk about what’s going to happen during the session and the importance of and limits to confidentiality. I will answer any questions and attempt to address any concerns or anxieties you might have.
You will then have a chance to tell your story and what you want to get from counselling. Some people find this pours out of them with ease whilst others find it harder to articulate. There is no right or wrong way to do this and I will make it as easy as possible for you.
If you’re feeling anxious during the session I am skilled at helping you be at ease. If you find that emotions well up or you become lost for words, that’s OK
The counselling journey that we embark on can help support you in bringing about the change you are seeking in your life. It can empower you to move forward with renewed awareness and understanding of yourself, as well as techniques to help support you, as you continue on life's journey.
I am a friendly and professional counsellor located in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, easily accessible to people coming from the Eden Valley. I am experienced in supporting individuals who have experienced personal difficulties, including:
Grief & loss,
Loneliness and isolation,
A sense of being stuck,
Loss of meaning,
I offer face to face and online sessions.
I currently offer day appointments
Each individual session costs £40 and lasts for 50 minutes.
The first session is discounted at £20, where I will complete an assessment. This gives us an opportunity to meet and ask questions, discuss your needs, and to see if I am the right therapist for you. If you would like to continue, we can arrange a regular day and time to meet. Sessions are usually weekly, but we can discuss other options if you feel this may not work for you. Therapy can be short-term or long-term, depending on your needs and preference.
Payment can be made by cash upon arrival, or by bank transfer at least 24 hours in advance of the session.
Please give 24 hours’ notice if you need to reschedule or cancel a session. Cancellations made with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged at full price.
As a counsellor I have both a legal and an ethical duty to protect my clients’ confidentiality at all times. This extends to basic personal data like names and addresses as well as the more sensitive personal information that is inevitably shared during the course of therapy.
My Commitment to My Clients
I will never share or sell your personal data for personal or commercial gain.
I take every precaution to ensure that your personal identity or personal data is secure and not accidentally shared or disclosed.
In order to comply with data protection laws I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
I comply with the ethical and professional standards set out by the BACP.
I provide all clients with a written contract setting out in detail the information I will hold on them, what it might be used for, and for how long I will hold it.
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”