Common issues I work with

At Higher Ground Counselling I am able to offer you support with the following range of issues: 

If there is a problem not listed that  you would like to address; please get in touch. It's likely that I will be able to work with you.








Employment / unemployment







Self esteem


Abuse (Including historical abuse)


*I do not provide a counselling service for male or female perpetrators of domestic or sexual abuse. 

If you are a Domestic Violence perpetrator, please click here for suitable programmes: *

*I do not provide counselling for sex/pornography addiction. This requires a specific type of therapy. Please click here for a local sex addiction therapist whom I would highly recommend*

*Many of my clients express an interest in Hypnotherapy, after they've had in depth counselling. Hypnotherapy can be an effective way to help a person conquer addictions, phobias and compulsive behaviours and weight issues. For a qualified and reputable Hypnotherapist in the Huddersfield area,'Finally Free Therapies' comes highly recommended. Please click here to visit the website*

*For expert help with eating disorders, please click here*

*If you are experiencing distress and can't afford private counselling, or can't wait for an appointment with a charity, please call the Samaritans so that you have somebody to listen to you and talk to. Click here for their website*

*Click here for a list of NHS recommended addiction specialist organisations*

My counselling qualifications and training

  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 certificate in Counselling skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
  • Diploma in counselling children and adolescents
  • Awareness of child abuse and neglect certificate
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
  • I hold a current first aid certificate, as well as having DBS clearance; and I'm BACP registered.
  • Prior to setting up my own private practice, I counselled students at a local college; and also worked as a counsellor for a registered young person's charity.  
  • I am currently studying towards a Diploma in Joint Life Coaching and Counselling.