"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you handle what happens to you"
I have been counselling for the past 20 years
In that time I have worked with adult individuals, provided a counselling service to organisations and worked with a number of counselling charities. I am proud and honoured to work with Paramedics and other staff in North West Ambulance Service.
I attended the University of Manchester and gained my Advanced Diploma in Counselling in 1998.
I continued my learning and training by attending Dover Counselling Centre in 1998 to obtain a Certificate in Critical Incident Debriefing for both Groups and Individuals.
I returned to Manchester University in 2002 to complete my PGC in Supervision of Counselling and the Helping Professions.
I have gained The Institute of Transactional Analysis TA 101 Cerificate.
In 2007 I gained my Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
In 2011 I became an NLP Practioner
I also have:
A Certificate in Life Coaching from Newcastle College.
A Certificate in Life Coaching from The Coaching Academy
Certificate in the Science of Well being - Yale University, New Haven USA
I am a Dawn Breslin Accredited Confidence Coach
I am also a Dawn Breslin Accredited Group Trainer
I am also a Reiki Master Teacher
I am bound by and adhere to the Code of Ethics of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Areas of Specialism
I have helped clients who have experienced difficulties with :
- Panic Attacks
- Self confidence and self esteem issues
- Workplace bullying
- Retirement issues
- General life issues
I use an eclectic and varied approach to counselling. On our first session we will explore what has brought you counselling right now, and look at what sort of approach may help you.
You will be supported as well as challenged to help you resolve the issues and problems in your life.
We will work at a pace which is comfortable for you. We will open the door on those dark places but if you don't want to go in right now, that's ok. We can always take a look another time.
Whether it is counselling or life coaching you choose, you can be assured that our sessions will be confidential.