my training and experience

I have a long background in providing support to young people and their families within Stockport and Manchester before training as a counsellor.  I have helped adults, teenagers and children struggling with a wide range of difficulties to find their strengths and move forward in their lives. As well as my work with adults and young people in private practice, I have been a therapist for a national charity offering counselling to children, young people and their parents or carers and now work regularly in a Manchester high school providing counselling support to young people.  My counselling training integrates insights and techniques from a range of therapies, including psychodynamic and attachment theories, CBT strategies, concepts of narrative and life-stories and aspects of Transactional Analysis. With children and young people, I draw on play and creative therapy techniques, shaping my approach to the young person I am working with. The foundation of all my practice is my belief in the importance of building a strong relationship with my clients, within which they can explore their thoughts and emotions in the ways that are most helpful to them and find their inner strength.  
 
My qualifications and training include:
  • Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision
  • MA Counselling - University of Manchester
  • Diploma in Counselling - University of Manchester
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology - Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory - Central School of Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision - Macclesfield Counselling and Training Centre  
  • Using Creativity as a Therapeutic Tool in Counselling 
  • Working with Adult Survivors of Child Abuse in a Trauma-Informed Way
  • Foundation Course in Art Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy Structures
  • Working with Survivors of Trauma
  • PODS Workshop - Trauma and the Body
  • Working with Bereavement
  • Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People
  • Person-Centred Play Therapy Skills
  • Introduction to Attachment-Based Practice with Adults, Children and Families
  • Managing Endings
  • BACP Coaching for a Changing World
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Working with Diversity in Counselling
My counselling rooms are accessible from both Stockport and Manchester.
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