4 North Bailey
Crook Therapy Centre
10 East Bridge Street
I am a Senior Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have been working privately and through many agencies for over 13 years.
I usually see clients on one to one basis. I also work with couples to help with anything regarding their relationship. I am experienced in working with individuals from 11 upwards, through school, college and university.
My main counselling practice is in the centre of Durham. This is very convenient as there is parking near by and I am walking distance from the station and many of the university colleges.
I can also see clients in a private practice in Crook and Chester le Street depending on availability.
My work with clients is confidential and I work according to the code and ethics of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). As a member of BACP I am bound by its ethical framework for good practise in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the professional conduct procedure therein.
Training, qualifications & experience
In April 2015 I gained my Senior Accreditation qualification having now worked with clients for over 14 years.
I trained at the University of East London and have a Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Integrative).
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor.
I have also trained as a Couples Counsellor.
I was trained in four different theoretical models and approaches, which enables me to work with your unique and individual needs. I work therapeutically in a humanistic way which ensures my work is devoid of any religious influences or pre-disposed beliefs.
I have worked with victims of crime, abuse, rape and sexual assault and domestic violence.
In 2010 I obtained further qualifications in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to an advanced level.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling can be as much about your own personal development as well as dealing with those unconscious issues that may plague you.
Through counselling I will help support you over your hurdles to obtain a better quality of life and peace of mind.
I can help you working through any sleep issues and concerns you may have and I can also use Mindfulness based techniques if these would seem helpful.
We can explore many ways to help you cope better with life in general.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
I charge £45- £55 for a 1-1 session and £50-£55 for couples.
These fees can be negotiated in certain circumstances, so do please ask.
I can help you deal with post-traumatic stress, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement, anger management, eating disorders, relationship problems, post-addiction and mild forms of depression.
Having further training and qualifications in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) enables me to work with further skills in aiding your professional development as well as dealing with problems that are occurring and getting in the way of your day to day life and relationships.
I am very happy to speak with you in advance during a short telephone call if you would like further information or to ask more questions.
June 2016 - I have more recently undertaking further training in the field of Mindfulness, so I can help you if you would like to gain more focus, relaxation or just de-stress. I am also competent in dealing with issues around sleep and insomnia.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Thursday, daytime and evening appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer professional supervision to all counsellors in accordance with BACP code of ethics. I can work with both students and fully accredited counsellors and psychotherapists in a collaborative system that supports all of your client work. I can offer a negotiated fee to student counsellors. I can also offer supervision via Skype, Vsee or the telephone once we have had an initial face to face meeting.View supervision profile