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I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist and EMDR Accredited Consultant with over 20 years experience in both NHS and private practice.
I offer individual counselling for adults for a wide variety of issues.
I also offer Couples Counselling and EMDR Therapy which is a specialist therapy which can be used to work with Post Traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD or Trauma work) and other issues.
I am an accredited and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I am the Centre Director of Jesmond Therapy Centre where I am based.
The Centre opening times are Monday - Thursdays 10 - 9pm offering daytime and evening appointments and Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm appointments . We are closed on a Friday and a Sunday.
We provide a non judgmental service from a safe and well established venue. We are easily accessible by public transport, bus stop at the end of the street going to and from the city centre. We also have free on-street parking and we are a short walk from both Jesmond and West Jesmond metro stations.
All of the different talking therapies such as Counselling (individual, couples, family), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT) and many more are available from Jesmond Therapy Centre.
There is a network of highly experienced and qualified independent practitioners who can offer a wide range of therapies for children, individuals, couples and families.
If you would like to find out more information or to discuss our services on offer, please contact Jesmond Therapy Centre on: 0191 281 2167 and speak to one of our reception team.
(with no obligation)
For more information about Jesmond Therapy Centre click on the link below
We offer short or long term therapy working with a wide range of issues such as:
Relationship difficulties / family issues;
Low mood / feeling sad;
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder;
Generalised anxiety disorder;
Separation and divorce;
Affairs and betrayals;
Low self Esteem; and
We offer different ways of working and some of the therapists use a combination of different models, skills, techniques within their practice to ensure that they are able to meet the needs of individuals.
Several of the therapists, including myself, work with Couples covering issues such as:
Relationship difficulties; Dealing with affairs; Separation; Divorce; Step families and offer guidance on how to deal with children who are experiencing their parents divorce.
We have Bupa, Aviva, Cigna Registered Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Cognitive Behavioural therapists (CBT), Cognitive Analytical Therapists(CAT) , Psychologists, EMDR Therapists and EMDR Consultants and we provide counselling for companies, employees through Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP's) as well as insurance companies.
My Own Personal Experience as a Therapist
I have a Masters Degree in Counselling from Durham University. I gained my counselling experience by working in GP's surgeries in a NHS Primary Care setting in both Newcastle upon Tyne and North Tyneside, working with clients working with a wide range of different issues. My couples experience was gained through training and working at Relate. I also gained experience of working with different nationalities by working in specialised cross-cultural counselling projects and services.
I am an EMDR Accredited Consultant with EMDR Europe which means I have considerable experience of working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety issues, fear, phobias and I supervise other EMDR therapists work.
Training, qualifications & experience
- EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant
- BACP Accredited Counsellor (+18 years)
- Masters (MA) in Education and Counselling
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Certificate in Couple Counselling - Relate
- EMDR Consultants Certificate
- EMDR Accreditation Certificate
- Certificate's in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Part 1 - 4
- Certificate in Supervision
- Advanced Certificate in Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling
- Experience of Psychodrama Workshops
- Degree in BSc Human Organisations
- Certificate in Careers Guidance
- Certificate in Education (Teaching)
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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Jesmond Therapy Centre is available for qualified and experienced therapists to hire rooms on an ad hoc or block booking basis.
Referrals may be available to therapists who work from Jesmond Therapy Centre.
Contact Jesmond Therapy Centre on 0191 281 2167 if you are interested in hiring rooms.
Jesmond Therapy centre offers individual EMDR supervision with an EMDR Consultant. This is for EMDR therapists in training and those EMDR therapists who are working towards accreditation and consultancy.
For further information, please call 0191 - 281 2167 or Val on 07986543769
For more information regarding Jesmond Therapy Centre, please visit www.jesmondtherapycentre.co.uk
£73.00 - £115.00
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
EMDR: From £90.00 upwards
CBT: From £90.00
Students: £68.00 individual Counselling
I also offer clinical supervision for counsellors and counsellors in training. Fees for supervision are £65.00 per hour or £85.00 for 1.5 hours a month (as required by BACP).
There is a FREE introductory session for counsellors or trainee counsellors who are looking for supervision and a reduced rate for students in training (negotiable).
EMDR Individual supervision £80.00 per hour
EMDR Group of two £140.00 per hour
EMDR Group of three £200 per hour
Where more than 3 EMDR Therapists are in a group for supervision, please call to discuss
Please note payment can be accepted by cash, cheque or card. Payment is taken at the beginning of the session.
When I work
Morning, afternoon and evenings
We have several EMDR practitioners and I am one of two EMDR Accredited Consultants who work from the Centre.
EMDR stands for "Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing".
EMDR therapy is one of two treatments recommended by The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and is useful for people who have experienced some form of trauma and are struggling to manage on a day to day basis.
Issues treated include:- childhood trauma/ physical/ sexual abuse, road traffic accidents, overwhelming fears, recurrent night nightmares, panic attacks, phobia, post-traumatic stress disorders, Bereavement, grief, anxiety pain, and depression. We can use specialist EMDR equipment i.e tappers, audio or light bar see below to help clients focus and work more effectively in sessions.
If you would like more information please call Jesmond Therapy centre on
0191 281 2167 and speak to one of our reception team