Counsellor:  Qualified, registered, experienced and professional counsellor The Counsellorpractising in Bramley, and Calverley.

Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (m.b.a.c.p.). Qualified to Post-graduate Masters level in Person-centred Psychotherapy and Counselling.  Diploma in Counselling in 2007. Also a qualified Practitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming (N.L.P.) (2002).

With a background in Education; 19 years working with children of all ages and adults too. Taught languages to examination classes and co-ordinated a French department. Experience includes working as a Personal Assistant to the Director of New Technology at Cambridge Life Sciences and various roles in the Department of Health.

In latter years having worked as a Counselling Tutor for a local charity and a Learning Mentor in a Leeds City school until setting up in local independent practice. Enjoyed helping remove barriers to learning and working with parents and their children.  Interested in how children learn and what motivates or creates barriers for them.

Passionate about the Person-Centred approach as it can be applied in many walks of life. It shows respect and a seeking to value others and what they have to offer in life. It has a way of containing the immediate crisis or problem until it can be worked through more gradually.

“I thoroughly enjoy using Person-Centred counselling and find it always helps my clients reach a better place for themselves. People find me friendly, genuine and like my sense of humour (when used).  They feel heard and understood.”

Encountered counselling after some life difficulties and was fascinated by how helpful it was.

“I remain indebted to my therapist and the working relationship she formed with me, which, was so motivating and healing.  I want to give something back to society by offering similar counselling experiences.”

This counsellor is in regular supervision reflecting daily on client sessions, personal skills and self-development.

“I understand that it can be difficult to decide to try some counselling and am happy to receive phone or email enquiries to see if counselling may suit your needs (in practical and emotional ways). If I think counselling would not be useful for you, I would tell you.”

Loves walking with friends, gardening, bird watching, painting and photography.  Also loves team sports especially volleyball.  Have been known to keep fit.