Tyne And Wear
I am a fully Qualified Counsellor registered with the BACP with over 5 years experience of helping people work through difficulties they maybe having.
I offer both traditional style counselling and also outdoor nature based counselling. For the indoor counselling I work out of a room in Roker (Sunderland). This is close to both a park and the beach which is excellent if you which to combine working indoor and outdoors.
Nature Based Outdoor Counselling
I offer nature based outdoor counselling as Walk and Talk North East. In Walk and Talk I am walking alongside you in nature. The sessions are planned with you in mind and set at your pace with routes through some of the most beautiful natural environments the area has to offer. We may spend the whole session walking or spend time paused in a particular spot. Although we are in nature and outside traditional counselling boundaries are still held whilst outdoors to ensure the work is effective and confidential.
Nature based outdoor therapy can help with issues such as anxiety or depression along with many more areas. Research has show the benefits of being in nature on both mental and physical health; having access to green spaces can help people develop a deeper connect to nature.
I personally enjoy spending time outdoors and find being close to nature very grounding.It was my own experience of being outdoors in nature and the positive effects it has on well being that led me to start taking my practice outdoors.
I often work in places such as Jesmond Dene, Roker park and Sea Front, South Shields seafront and coastal paths, Whitburn and Tynemouth; however sessions can be held elsewhere by prior agreement.
The routes that we take are personalised to you, some can incorporate benches along the way for a slower more relaxed walk or we can tackle more difficult terrain; all dependent on what it is you are after.
I offer short and long term counselling, however I also offer brief one or two sessions if you just need to talk something through.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc in Psychology and a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I am a registered member of the BACP.
I have counselled in a range of settings such as GPs surgeries, Counselling Services and Women's Centres.
I have experience of helping people work through a variety of issues, such as relationship difficulties, work stress, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma.
I work in an integrated way being led by you the client, using Transactional Analysis as my main model.
I strongly believe that exercise benefits not only our physical but also our mental health; helping make the connection between our mind and body.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Prices are £40 for a 50 minute indoor session and 1 hour outdoor session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work Monday to Friday
Types of client