Member Status: Accredited
Member No: NCS19-07819
I am a qualified Bereavement Counsellor with experience working at St Mary's Early Pregnancy Loss Bereavement Service in Manchester, running The Miscarriage Association Manchester support group and befriending for Cruse Bereavement Support.
I have experience of working with clients who have experienced a wide range of issues including; bereavement, baby loss, miscarriage, infertility, termination for medical reasons, abortion, anxiety, depression and relationship issues.
I am an integrative counsellor and my approach to your counselling will include Person-Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Hypnotherapy. We will work together to establish which combination of therapies will help you best during your time with me.
To ensure you feel safe during your counselling sessions with me, rapport is essential. If at any stage, you do not feel I am the counsellor for you, I will not take this personally. Only through a trusting relationship where you feel respected and understood, will you be able to achieve the goals that have brought you to counselling. I hope we can build this relationship and I am able to help you through your counselling journey.
Having experienced infertility, baby loss and family bereavement, I understand the wide range of emotions that follow a life changing experience that death brings.
I personally sought private counselling after our baby loss and the experience was far from ideal. The counsellor lacked empathy and each time I spoke, I felt I was being judged and had to filter my words. It was at this point in time that I decided I never wanted another family to go through a counselling experience like I had had and decided to retrain as a Bereavement Counsellor.
Supporting clients succeed with their goals that have brought them to counselling has been an incredible experience. I have allowed them to be open and honest, not only with me, but with themselves. This can be hard at first but the rewards are great.
I hope that my own experience of counselling is a long and distant memory and that I am able to offer a much different experience to my clients through both empathy and congruence.
Having worked many years in the corporate world, as both a Customer Relationship Manager and a Trainer, I know the importance of working with people in a way that is engaging and real. Relationships are key to the success of anything we do and no more so that in counselling and helping people through a truly heartbreaking and vulnerable time.
- Qualifications & ExperienceAdvanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice
Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory
Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills
Bachelor of Arts - Japanese and Education
- What I can help with
- Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Ageing and related issues
- Anger Management
- Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Bereavement / Loss
- Childbirth: fertility
- Childbirth: labour
- Childbirth: pregnancy
- Children / teenagers
- Chronic fatigue syndrome / M.E.
- Cultural issues
- Divorce & Separation
- Eating disorders
- Emotional issues
- Financial difficulties
- Gender identity
- Generally unhappy with your life
- Illness and dying
- Panic attacks
- Parenting skills
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder / PTSD
- Pregnancy related issues
- Self-defeating behaviours
- Shyness / Social Phobia
- Start exercising
- Suicidal feelings
- Violence / Victim support
- Languages Spoken