About Me


I am a friendly, caring and a very empathic person. I am approachable and easy to talk to. I have a great zest for life, am very driven and motivated in my work. I am young at heart and can relate to a wide range of people, from the young to the elderly.


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I have a broad knowledge of Illness & disabilities, Nursing and the Social Care Sector. I am also experienced in a vast array of other life issues and problems, which include personal bereavement, or the loss of a dear pet, relationships, pregnancy & loss.   Other issues include divorce,  mother support & childcare, child and young peoples issues.

The support is here for you. I am a very positive and empathic person, thoroughly motivated in what I do. I am down to earth and so very approachable. 


I believe that everyone deserves the right to be heard. I will listen to you, without judgment.

All will be in the strictest confidence, so give me a ring 07792847171

If you are interested in having Counselling, just give me a call or email me to set up the first appointment.  You will have the first half hour FREE to talk about what you want to get out of counselling.  Then if you would like to go ahead, we will do an assessment followed by the contracting, and then we can set up a second session, then weekly thereafter.

If you would like to company of a therapy pet then just talk to me about it.  There is no extra charge for having a therapy pet present during your sessions. (See below for more  information and about the benefits).


Training, Qualifications & Experience:I am a fully qualified Counsellor with the following qualifications:

  • BA in Counselling Studies
  • Foundation Degree in The Theory & Practice of Counselling
  • University Foundation Award in Counselling Skills
  • Diploma In Animal Assisted Therapy
  • ABC Award level 3
  • NVQ in Health & Social Care Level 3
  • Lots of CPD certificates in further training

 

  • Registered BACP member
  • NCS Accredited Registrant Member 

Also support is available for:

  • Writing CVs, form completing, organisational skills, help find a job, help to loose weight, help with life skills and managing money, access information, advice, motivation, and help facing your fears

I also have links to:

  • Other outside help & support services
  • Computer skills
  • Online training
  • Accessing courses

Available for:

  • Counselling available for Adults & Children
  • Animal Outreach is available for home visits to isolated, disabled or elderly people.
  • Also available to Schools & Nursing Homes
  • Counselling available for individuals, groups, young people, elderly, organisations & employers
  • Therapy can be with or without a Therapy Pet present.
  • An Integrative based counselling service, which is mainly from a Humanistic approach.
  • The Therapy is strictly confidential, empathic, professional, and is especially friendly.
  • This therapy is beneficial to adults & children who are experiencing a range of problems, and general debilitating problems, issues and anxieties, which can affect every day living. Whether its relationship difficulties, divorce, loss/bereavement, bullying, work issues, phobias, etc. I can help you work through these, manage them and improve your quality of life.
  • I am based in a nice quiet area of the South side of Scarborough just past the University.
  • I offer a private quiet space allowing you to talk freely, and openly, at your own speed.
  • Up to date police checked and Insured

Therapy pets: If you would like a therapy pet to be by your side throughout your session, then please discuss at your assessment.  

  • Animal Assisted Therapy aims to promote mental, physical, and social well-being. Lots of people can benefit from this intervention including being used in a variety of settings including hospitals, special schools and colleges, prisons, residential care and in counselling practices
  • By stroking the pet, this promotes relaxation and  stimulates the release of  a number of “feel good” hormones in humans, including serotonin, prolactin and oxytocin.
  • Animals offer affection and unconditional acceptance. They live in the ‘here and now’ and are responsive, and don’t mind who you are or what you look like. They are usually direct and honest and unlike humans they are non-judgemental. Animals don’t criticise, hold grudges, change the rules or otherwise confuse through verbal communications.
  • Clients can actually feel safer and less threatened while being around animals. Nurturing and empathic traits can be encouraged while being around the company of animals, and for abuse survivors, they can offer an opportunity for ‘safe touch’.
  • Studies also suggest that it is particularly effective for vulnerable people including those with emotional and behavioural problems.
  • Working alongside animals offers practitioners a different way of exploring difficult and sensitive issues and clients are more likely to express their feelings and recount painful experiences.
  • Research indicates when clients suffer from depression, they can benefit with a focus of interest and positive attention, as well as having the pleasure in handling animals.
  • Time spent stroking and talking to dogs can result in lowering blood pressure, relieving pain, reducing anxiety levels and enhancing mood. Therefore, bringing about great health benefits like helping with depression,  helping with relationships and strengthening bonds, better social interaction, reduce feelings of isolation, promoting confidence and building self esteem.

                             Niesha                                           Bertie   

If you would like to help people access Counselling and Animal Assisted Therapy more quickly than waiting months on current waiting lists, please visit and donate at http://www.gofundme.com/counselling-and-animal-assisted-therapy-for-people