Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
Counselling gives you the chance to talk about whatever is troubling you
All queries will be treated with respect and a warm welcome awaits you every time.
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I am a Person Centred Counsellor and integrate various ways of working to suit a client's individual needs. As a client you will receive a holding and compassionate presence from me as your Counsellor which provides safety and security to allow new growth and learning to happen. We will work together to help build you back up like the Jenga tower.
I also work for Tyneside & Northumberland Mind who are a mental health charity. This work involves me working in GP surgeries on behalf of Gateshead Primary Care.
What is Counselling?
Are you going through a difficult time just now? Do you find yourself wishing you had someone to talk to; someone who won’t judge you and will accept you, someone who is not involved in what is going on?
It may be that you have lost someone close to you and you are finding it difficult to cope with not having that person in your life anymore.
Perhaps you have suffered loss in other ways, for instance loss of a relationship, loss of job or home. Maybe things aren’t looking very safe and secure for you at this time.
Has something traumatic happened to you or someone you know? Perhaps you are trying to come to terms with a change in your life that you have no control over.
Are you considering making a life change and need to talk to through the possible consequences of making changes?
It may be that you have suddenly found yourself behaving in a way that is out of your usual character.
Would you like to talk to me about what is going on for you?
I work within a peaceful discrete discreet location in the heart of a residential area in Newcastle upon Tyne.
I will treat you with acceptance and respect at all times. I will listen carefully in order to understand what is important to you.
Come along and meet me for an initial session to find out if we are able to work together in counselling. My aim is to provide you with a safe environment to explore what is going on for you and work towards restoring your coping skills to assist you now and in the future.
Hopefully coming to counselling will restore your confidence, self esteem, and help you to make sense of what is going on for you.
Sometimes it is calm support that is needed from a counselling professional who is there for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
Experienced in working within a GP setting in Primary Care
Currently employed by Tyneside & Northumberland Mind
Trained in EMDR therapy
Relate Institute Level 5 Diploma in Relationship Counselling Cert of Attendance
Volunteer counsellor on behalf of CRUSE Bereavement Care
Working within a Primary School setting for Place2Be
Working within a High school setting on behalf of Streetwise
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Common reasons why people seek help through counselling
Low Self Esteem
Coping with Illness or Injury
Childhood or historic trauma
Painful or difficult feelings
Self Image Issues
Feeling low, depressed or anxious
This list is not exclusive so please know that you are welcome to ask if what you'd like to work on is not included on this list. If I can help then I will, if not then I will attempt to signpost you in the right direction.
£40 per hour for adults
£20 per hour for students
Initial Meeting Free
Reduced rates are offered depending on personal circumstances to reflect my strong view that counselling should be made accessible to all who are in need of it.
I work for Tyneside & Northumberland Mind who are a Mental Health Charity. This work involves me working in GP surgeries on behalf of Gateshead Primary Care.
I work privately -
TUESDAY 10 am to 1 pm then 6 pm to 9 pm
WEDNESDAY 9 am to 12 noon
THURSDAY 9 am to 12 noon then 6 pm to 9 pm
SESSIONS LAST APPROXIMATELY 50 MINUTES
I am an Accredited member of the BACP and work to their ethical framework at all times. I have monthly counselling supervision and current DBS clearance. I also have professional indemnity insurance.
All of the above ensures a safe working environment for clients and myself.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am currently on leave and return Tuesday 11th September 2017. I have limited access to emails. I will attempt to reply before I return, if not able to then it will be on 11/9. Thank you.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|