Jesmond Therapy Centre
7 Holly Avenue West
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
Tyne And Wear
Deciding to see a counsellor can be a daunting first step. It is the time you are ready to go on a journey of self discovery, and understand the issues you are facing.
Many clients admit that they feel weak at thought of coming to counselling, my immediate response is 'it takes a profound amount of courage to admit there is a problem and even more to do something about it'.
I am an experienced counsellor, and in the last 5 years I have worked with a variety of different issues which are all listed below.
I pride myself on continues learning to stay on top of all current issues and theories, which means that I am ready to help anyone who gets in touch. My further education allows me to demonstrate and make use of the counselling theories in helping you understand your behaviour and the choices you are making, some of which you may be unaware of and which may be amplifying the issues you are facing.
I work with each client in an individual way, by finding out what their needs are and how we can work together. At the start of the therapy process I start by finding out your goals and realistic ways of achieving them. Some clients do not have specific goals and this is okay to.
I work using creative tools within the counselling process, I will only use this if it will help the client, and will always discuss this with them first. My aim within counselling is to be able to give clients techniques that they can keep with them forever, and hope to build up techniques throughout the process, to help with other problems that may come up for the client throughout their lives.
I currently offer face to face, telephone and Skype counselling. I firmly believe that counselling can help give a new awareness with problems in life you are facing. At times life can be hard, we find ourselves having to put up with problems we never thought would effect us, things out of our control i.e. Trauma, Bereavement, Anxiety, Stress, Depression to name but a few.
You are not alone, you are not a failure, and counselling could help. Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk through your problems in a safe non judgement environment, where you will be able to embark on a journey of self discovery, which will allow you to understand yourself better, explore destructive patterns of behaviour, help you look at the alternative options and give you awareness of different choices you could make.
I currently offer a 30 minute telephone consultation appointment free of charge, so there is no better time to get in touch and 'Remember you don't have to take the staircase, just take the first step.'
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a individual member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), and currently hold a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am currently studying towards Degree in Education and Training, and also teach Counselling courses for my local authority. I believe in furthering my education in line with current policies within the counselling field and becoming an even more dynamic counsellor.
I have experience working with adolescents and adults, on a wide range of problems; Grief, Trauma, Sex Problems, Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, General Mental Health to name a few.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
Photos & videos
All counselling sessions last for 50 minutes
I am starting a new service to ensure my costs are kept to a minimum, to ensure my service is and remains inclusive of everyone who wishes to attend counselling. I have a beautiful therapy room on the back of my house, which is a calming, confidential and relaxing environment (please see above photos). I have decided to take this route as I want counselling to be affordable to all, yet I am still working from the Jesmond Therapy Centre. Please see individual prices below:
Jesmond Therapy Centre
Individual Counselling - £45.00 per session.
Individual Counselling - £35.00 per session.
Online and Telephone
Telephone Counselling - £35.00 per session.
Skype Counselling - £35.00 per session.
I currently offer a 30 minute telephone consultation appointment free of charge, please do not hesitate get in touch and we can talk more.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday - Availability Wednesday - Availability Friday - Availability Saturdays - Some Appointments Available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|