, Counsellor, Emotional Freedom Technique, Psychotherapist, Relationship Therapist, Sex Therapist - Halifax
I am an experienced therapist with more than 20 years of continuous practise. I have worked extensively as a therapist, both for Relate and for the National Health.
My consulting room is a dedicated space at my home in Halifax West Yorkshire. People have found it quite easy to travel from Skipton/Leeds/Harrogate/Bradford/Huddersfield/Burnley etc for a consultation.
As well as my private therapy practise I currently still work for the NHS in Leeds, at a large regional teaching hospital. I see approximately 800 psychosexual patients a year in my role as a psychotherapist. A significant number of those I see have suffered mutilation and physical / emotional trauma as a result of war, conflict, torture or abuse.
In my private practise I specialise in historical childhood trauma and Inner Child work. I have extensive experience with bereavement, couple relationships and self esteem work.
I am acutely aware of privacy being a most important aspect of trust. Privacy and confidentiality are two of the foundations stones of any therapy. Further, research suggests that the positive outcome of therapy is influenced by the quality of the 'theraputic alliance'. I thererfore allow between up to 90 minutes for the first consultation, in which an assessment is made of your needs and goals. I will be able to tell you at the end of this session if I feel I have the skill set needed to help you with the issue you are bringing to therapy. The extra time allowance in the first session also gives you a chance to experience the way I deliver therapy. It will aid you in deciding if you would like to work with me further.
Having faced the problem of 'which therapist to choose', myself, in the past, I encourage all those that seek help with me to make an independant decision regarding any further appointments. I will not make a further appointment with you at the end of the first session. Instead, I will ask you to reflect on the experience you had within the assessment session, once you have returned home. Then, if you feel that you would like to work with me, a further appointment can be made.
Therapy is my vocation and I attain a consistent "excellent" in feedback scores for more than 90% of my clients.
I am an accredited member of The College Of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT). I am a registered member of BACP. I am a registered member of BSCAH.
I strictly adhere to the principles and ethics expected by all three of my professional organisations.
Background & Qualifications
I have an honours degree (using drama as therapy in year three) from Middlesex University and an Open University qualification in psychology.
I have post graduate 3 year certificate from Relate in couple therapy as well as a post graduate diploma in Psychosexual psychotherapy. I also have certification in T.A. and Medical hypnosis (which I use with clients but do not offer as a 'stand alone' part of my practise).
I worked as a therapist and then as a Consultant for Pennine Relate (14 years).
I currently work for the NHS as a psychotherapist in the Psychosexual Medicine Service at Leeds General Infirmary (10 years).
I have run a private practise since the year 2000.
I specialise in trauma work and childhood abuse using inner child work to heal and to re-parent the self. Work that targets low self worth or shame is also a specialism. I have alot of experience with complicated bereavement and/or the sudden death of a loved one.
Other areas of expertise include:-
Problems with relationships of all kinds.
Sexual dysfunction or problems.
Self confidence / self esteem.
Work related issues.
Approach to Therapy & How I Work
I work in an eclectic way and always collaboratively with the client. I do not believe in hierarchy and base all my interaction on equality of being within the counselling room. In other words... if you have a difficulty, we find a way to put our heads together and solve it or manage it. You are the expert on yourself - I hold the expertise to facilitate change.
Therapies & Rates
Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.
|Psychotherapy||In Person||£60 per 60 minutes|
|Counselling||In Person||£60 per 60 minutes|
|Emotional Freedom Technique||In Person||£60 per 50 minutes|
|Sex Therapy||In Person||£60 per 50 minutes|
|Relationship Therapy||In Person||£60 per 60 minutes|
Additional Rate Information
I charge �60 per session and the session is usually a full 60 minutes not 50 minutes (exceptions are sex therapy and EFT). I leave 30 minutes in between each client so 'coming and going' is less pressured and you will not meet other clients at the door.