Burnley Counselling Services

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About Me

My Experience 

Burnley Counselling Services - established 2003 

Self employed psychotherapist and hypnotherapist offering talking therapies, hypnotherapy, meditation and critical incident debriefing in the private sector. 

I work with individuals and couples, adults and adolescents. 

Hypno-psychotherapist and Group Therapist - East Lancs Integrated Health Care. 2008-2011

Providing psychological therapies including psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, CBT and dynamic therapy to compliment existing medical care for various disorders and conditions.

To lead psycho-educational group programmes around East Lancashire including the Government's Pathways to Work Programme.

Trauma Consultant - Centre for Crisis Psychology 2005-2008

To offer counselling and solution focused therapy via telephone. Callers gained access to the helpline via their Employee Assistance Programme or via referral following a traumatic event either in the UK or abroad.

Volunteer Support Worker - Womens' Refuge 2007-2008

Offering emotional support to women and children at the local womens' refuge.

Helpline Volunteer - First Steps to Freedom 200-2001

To provide support and practical help to callers with anxiety disorders, withdrawing from tranquillisers, panic attacks and OCD.

Volunteer Harassment Officer DWP 1997-2001

To support employees who felt they were being bullied/harassed or who had had such allegations made against them. To mediate between relevant parties if necessary and advise on company policy and procedures

My Qualifications and Training

  • MA Social Sciences - The Open University 2005
  • BSc(Hons) Psychology - Goldsmiths College University of London 1993
  • Diploma Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy - Centre Training International 2001
  • Master Practitioner Meridian Therapies - Association for the Advancement of Meridian Therapies 2002
  • Youth Mental Health First Aider - Mental Health First Aid England 2021
  • DBT Essentials Level 2 Accredited - Association of Psychological Therapies 2021​
  • Foundation Drawing and Talking Therapy - Drawing and Talking 2021
  • Introduction to Cognitive AnalyticTherapy - ACAT 2022

I am a full, accredited member of the National Register of Hypnotherapists & Psychotherapists (NRHP) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and  hold comprehensive insurance. 

I am a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society.