Hello and Welcome
Choosing a counsellor or therapist is a big decision and it is important to feel that the person you choose is right for you.
I am passionate about your issues and want to fully understand what brings you to therapy. In this therapeutic journey, you can be sure that someone is really listening to you, engaging with you and progressing at a pace that is comfortable for you. With understanding and encouragement to be who you are, we will chart a course that will help achieve your individual needs and goals.
As a therapeutic counsellor and integrative psychotherapist, I combine a number of therapeutic models to provide a bespoke response to your needs (using many different theories and methods, depending on which will be most beneficial to you at this time). Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Existential therapy, Gestalt therapy, Humanistic therapies.
Person-centred therapy, Play therapy,Psycho-dynamic therapy, Solution-focused brief therapy
Transactional analysis, Phenomenology therapy ('here and now', body-mind).
I have worked with people with a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, stress, grief/loss, low self-esteem and low self-confidence, panic, trauma, abuse, identity and relationship issues.
I am a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
With regard to the above organisations, I work in accordance with their ethical principles and codes of professional conduct. I also hold an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate. As an accredited member of the UKCP and a member of the Northern Guild for Counselling and Psychotherapy, all my work is supervised.
I believe the therapeutic relationship between therapist/ counsellor and client is the centre of a healing experience.
I will help you to clarify your confusion, support you and help you to connect yourself with meaning and control.
In these difficult situations, I aim to help you to:
Training, qualifications & experience
I have work experience in NHS Primary Care and Mind mental health charity. I am currently a mental Health Mentor with students in Tyne & Wear Universities and have a private practice providing short, medium and long-term therapy.
I have worked with a wide range of issues including stress, depression, anxiety bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties, sexual abuse, and trauma. I currently work with diverse groups including, LBGTQ, disabled members of the public, in a variety of social and cultural.
I look forward to hearing from you as you take the first step towards making the changes you need in your life.