Welcome to Creative Growth Counselling

As a qualified counsellor I offer a safe space to explore your difficulties

Safe and Private Counselling Sessions Online

I started my counselling training in 2007, I had already spent many years supporting people in different 1 to 1 and group contexts. I wanted to train as a counsellor to be able to offer people a better quality of support to understand better how a person was struggling with life's challenges and how to help them make the changes they need to improve the quality of their lives.

My Approach

I initially qualified as a GESTALT trained counsellor- which means looking at how a person has been affected in their body as well as their thoughts and emotions -the whole of a persons experience is seen as important, as I have done further training my support of people could be seen as more integrational being informed from other ways of working e.g. SOLUTION FOCUSED THERAPY, PSYCOHODYNAMIC, COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY, and the CREATIVE ARTS- ART THERAPY- SANDTRAY THERAPY - I work in this way to help tailor the therapy sessions in an individual way to help to empower and create options (giving more tools) for the person needing therapy. Usually a person can see improvement between 6-8 sessions. Some issues need longer term work say 12-20.


I am passionate and have particular experience in supporting people who have had a diagnosis - who have been through the mental health system. I also want you to feel you can use counselling sessions to explore this area - if you so wish. Another area I am also passionate about is a person's faith or belief system, which for some people is a difficult area to bring into counselling - I feel its important to allow space for you to explore this area to help you work through these feelings if you so wish.

I also offer specific CHRISTIAN COUNSELLING as part of my services.

My Qualifications

I have now been a qualified since 2010 working with adults, adolescence, and children. With a history of working in the volunteer sector as well as working for NHS IAPT services with children and adults.

  • Diploma in Counselling 2010
  • Post abortion model 2011
  • Creative therapy - pregnancy counselling 2011
  • Post graduate -working with children and families 2012
  • Trauma and the body -somatisation and dissociation 2013
  • Applied suicide intervention skills training 2014
  • Mental health first aid 2014
  • Working in the community care certificate 2015
  • Certificate in supervision - Manchester Institutes of Psychotherapy 2016
  • Foundation course - Understanding & working with traumatic dissociation 2018.
  • Certificate in online telephone counselling (BACP approved) 2020
  • Certificate in couples counselling (BACP approved) 2020
  • Certificate in working creatively covering grounding and stabilization (CPACB endorsed) 2022
  • Certificate understanding personality disorders and diagnosis 2022
  • Walk and talk therapy in the outdoors 2022
  • Online sand tray - working creatively online 2022
  • Facilitating therapeutic groups 2023

Counselling Supervision

I hold a certificate in the 7 eyed model of supervision working with insight from the integrative developmental model, (IDM ) seeking to work from a relational perspective between client supervisor and supervisee working from BACP guidelines. I offer 1.5 hours of supervision for £40 while in training spaces are available ATM first come basis . I am just about to take a CPCAB level 6 in supervision, I would normally change £60 for 1.5 hours of supervision. all enquires answered- give me a call or send me an email.

For your safety and protection I am:

Fully Insured (TOWERGATE)

ICO Registered

DBS Checked

BACP Member

NCPS Accredited

Speak in Confidence

Counselling takes place in a safe space, where you can meet with someone who will listen with sensitivity and empathy - and without judgement. In the therapy space thoughts and feelings can be expressed freely and in confidence.

A problem shared...

Trouble with a relationship; anxiety or panic attacks; mood swings or depression - many people face difficulties in their everyday lives that can be hard to get on top of. Counselling gives us a set of tools we can use to help gain a better understanding of what’s causing these problems - and how you can move towards managing or resolving them.

Make better, healthier new choices

Working together I can help you gain greater insight into the difficulties you are facing, help you understand why you act or react to them the way you do, and see how you can start to make better, heathier choices moving forward.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help with a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the more common difficulties that can be supported through counselling:




Relationship problems

Problems with confidence or self-esteem



Problems with addiction


Post-traumatic stress

Grief, loss or bereavement

Work or retirement


Family or school life

My location

I offer telephone counselling, supervision and online sessions in Bury, Manchester and beyond via Zoom or Skype. Contact me to find out more about how online therapy works.

Hours of Availability

I offer appointments which are flexible to suit your work and family commitments- this includes late evenings and Saturday mornings.

MON - 9.00am-8.00pm

TUE - 8.00 am - 8.00pm

WED - 8.00am-8.00pm

THURS - 8.00am-8.00pm

FRI - 8.00am-8.00pm

SAT - 9.00am-12pm

Fees & availability

I offer 50 minutes as a counselling session. I offer a free 20 min Zoom or telephone call to see if we are right for each other. The therapeutic relationship is the most important part of counselling. My fees are £50 for 50 minutes.

You can contact me to make an appointment by email or telephone. If you were to book a course of counselling sessions with me and you wanted to cancel a session I would need 48 hours notice - otherwise that's sessions payment would still be due.

All sessions can be paid by bank transfer.

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07799312985 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential and uses secure phone and email services.

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