Whatever your life experiences have been, I can offer you a safe and comfortable space where you can feel free to talk through any issues without fear of judgement. Counselling is the first step that empowers a person to develop and make changes in their life, that is happier, fulfilling and more satisfying.
I was born in Bolton and like many people, I've learnt life can be a struggle. It can be disappointing at times, it can be disheartening and sometimes life can make us feel isolated and alone.
life has also, taught me how to accept that circumstances good or bad is part of a journey, that in time can strengthen our resolve to be who we really are. We can learn not to let our past, or future define us but let our life experiences and the present, help us to grow and develop as the human we intended to be.
People have always been my inspiration and that is the reason I was drawn to this field of work -each person is unique and encounters different life experiences and circumstances. Overcoming some of my own challenges has helped me to appreciate the difficulties that many people face each day and this is why I have a deep desire to help other individuals who are seeking their path, to new beginnings.
I first came into counselling in 2000 of which I started my career in this field of work. Between then and 2008 I achieved level 2 & 3 in counselling skills and self awareness certification. While working in Secondary Education, this gave me the opportunity to counsel young people while studying for my counselling diploma. I continue to work with young people with a wide range of difficulties, relating to anxiety, depression, exam stress, family, self-harm and low self-esteem.
I achieved my Professional Counselling Level 4 Diploma in 2011 and have worked as a qualified therapist for an IAPT Bolton Counselling Service for the past seven years. My work covers a wide range of difficulties that clients experience, these include issues related to anxiety, depression, relationships, bereavement, low self-esteem, PTSD issues, identity issues, work issues, stress and self-harm.
2011- Level 4 Professional Diploma in Theory and Practise of Counselling
2009-Level 3 Counselling Skill
2010-Working With Survivors of Sexual Abuse
2013- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training(ASSIST)
2014- Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide Training.
2015--Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction(MBSR)
2015-Mental Health and Illness certification
2016-Sexualised Trauma Training
2018-Skills Training On Risk Management(STORM-Management of suicidal risk )
2018-Level 3 Child & Adolescent Counselling
2018-Cognative Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Advanced Certificate-on-going
2016-BACP Certificate of Proficiency (registered member)
Adults, Children, and Adolescents
Stress and trauma
Sexual, emotional and physical abuse
Self - harm
I can take mobile calls on weekdays between the hours of 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Alternately, you can email me or fill in a contact form on my website.
Cost of counselling sessions and other information prior to therapy sessions:
£40 per 50 minute session.
Payments can be made via bank transfer 24 hrs in advance of sessions.
24 hrs Minimum Cancellation Notice Required for full refund.
Payment can be made through bank transfer, PayPal or cash
I do not charge for any initial consultation.
I am able to offer a reduced rate for those on low income – please contact me for further information
Crompton Way Bolton BL2 2ND