Welcome to my page….Based within the beautiful grounds of Nostell Priory, I offer face to face Counselling for both adults and children, as well as outdoor therapy. Remote Counselling via telephone or Zoom is also available.
My journey into Counselling started when I worked in a primary school as a Teaching Assistant. I was asked to offer Draw and Talk therapy to a pupil and I loved how such a simple intervention opened communication and provided an explanation of feelings for the child.
I decided to train as a Counsellor and within this, began a placement working with adults who have been affected by drug and alcohol misuse. Alongside my training, I then moved into Secondary Education where I quickly became the Mental Health Coordinator of a large High School in Wakefield. I loved this role and I learnt so much from the amazing children I worked with! Eventually I decided to set up my own private practice where I could support both adults and children.
I am an integrative therapist which means I do not believe there is one approach that suits everybody in the therapy room. It means I am flexible and happy to adapt our sessions depending on what you need as an individual.
I have a Higher Education Certificate and Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I studied on a relational, BACP accredited course at Leeds Beckett University. Alongside this, I am a qualified Nurture Practitioner and have recently completed advanced Designated Safeguarding Lead training. I am a member of the BACP.
I am a qualified Nurture Practitioner with many years experience of working within education, supporting young people with a variety of needs including low mood, self harm, anxiety, identity issues and loss. I enjoy working creatively with children aswell as using talking therapy. Please note I only work with children age 11+
You have the opportunity to take advantage of the parklands of Nostell Priory if sitting in a therapy room does not feel right for you. Outdoor therapy is still Counselling, but with the added benefit of enjoying a gentle stroll at the same time or even finding a quiet bench to sit on and enjoy the nature surrounding you whilst we talk together.
If for any reason you do not hear back from me within 2 working days, please check your junk folder.
Office 4 Yorkshire House, Nostell Priory Business Estate, Wakefield, WF4 1AB