I am a fully qualified and highly experienced Counselling Psychotherapist who has been practising in a professional capacity for over 25 years. My private practice is in Brighouse, West Yorkshire.
As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (Membership No.579618) confidentiality is deeply embedded in the ethical framework to which I am bound.
I have previously been employed by Relate as a counsellor in Manchester and West Yorkshire working with couples and individuals. I also have extensive experience working with young people in high schools, primary schools and through Relate Centres.
I work integratively on both long term programmes as well as time-limited, but always based on a clients' individual needs.
I also hold the Relate Certificate in Clinical Supervision and offer reduced rates for this service to Trainee Counsellors.
Counselling Diploma Level 2
Relate Cert.in Marital and Couple Interaction Theory & Practice.
Counselling Young People Cert.
Relate Cert. in Clinical Supervision
Fully Registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
SIRPA Practitioner www.sirpauk.com
In 2005 l moved with my family, lock stock and barrel to a small town in Andalucia.
I set up a private therapeutic counselling practice to service the English speaking community living and working in Southern Spain.
There were people coming to see me that had previously considered flying back to the UK to access therapy and counselling so I was delighted to be able to help so many and to be able to guide others to appropriate help.
Networking brought me in touch with a further 6 therapists practicing at various locations from Inland along the Costa del sol as far as Gibraltar. We grouped together for support and on-going peer Supervision as well as setting up regular meetings in order to keep abreast of professional development.
The main advantage of this collaboration was that we could refer clients appropriately. All 6 of us worked in slightly different areas and were from differing orientations.
There were some common threads to the situations some clients found themselves in. Predictably there were couple problems - marriages that had consciously or unconsciously thought that sunshine and cheap booze would alter deep rooted problems - in the way that some have babies to fix problems. Many couple and families were disappointed to find that the issues were still around (if not worse) than on the soggy shores of Great Britain.
Young people in particular - adolescents struggling to adapt to new schools, new friends and a new language became an area I concentrated on.
My client base was quite different to what it had been in the UK. I saw many retired people, couples as well as individuals. I lived and worked in Spain for 4 years in all and on repatriating , continued to travel back and forth to review and offer continuity to the clients that needed on-going support.
The whole experience for me was fascinating and extremely rewarding.
Having gained experience of life and therapy in Spain I keep connected by offering Skype counselling to couples and invididuals from the English speaking communities in the South of the country.
You can call or text me now for an appointment on:
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Therapy and Counselling in Brighouse.
Skype Counselling for the English speaking community internationally.
13 Anvil Street