I am a fully qualified and insured counsellor and an accredited and registered member of BACP. I hold an Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service which is continuously updated and allows me to work with adults, children and young people.
I qualified and graduated in 2012 from York St John University. I am an experienced counsellor working with adults, adolescents and children. I work either face to face or on the telephone to suit the individual. I have experience of facilitating groups for adults and young people with a focus to improve self-esteem and emotional well being and with an aim to build resilience and work on strategies to deal with issues to include anxiety, depression and managing difficult emotions.
I have also worked as a Case Manager and Telephone Counsellor for a Well being at Work organisation.
I am an Associate Counsellor working for a number of organisations to include charities, Employment Assisted Programmes and the Private Sector. I use practice rooms in Harrogate town centre which is close to the bus and rail network and there is disc parking in the area.
I offer free initial telephone consultations to discuss your needs and for you to ask any questions you may have.
I have completed extra counselling training to allow me to work therapeutically with children and young people. I work from my private practice rooms, schools and other local venues and offer one to one counselling and therapeutic group work. I am also trained to teach mindfulness to groups of young people aged 11 to 18 years.
I have written and delivered a number of therapeutic courses for adults and young people which use evidence based material. I am currently running bespoke courses with Simon Oldroyd within schools and organisations. For further information about us please visit www.sperosupport.co.uk
Training & qualifications
Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Counselling Skills
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Professional Practice)
Certificate in Child and Adolescent Studies and Therapeutic Skills
Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists