I am a BACP Accredited counsellor committed to the well being of individuals and couples with a number of years experience working both as a volunteer and in private practice. I work primarily in a person-centred way but also integrate CBT or other modalities as I feel appropriate for you the client. There is no specific time frame involved therefore progress is reviewed regularly. Please visit my web site for further information.
A COUPLE IN CONFLICT?
Having relationship difficulties with family/colleagues/friends?
Suffering a bereavement or loss?
Trying to cope with change?
Finding life stressful?
Suffering anxiety / depression?
Do you feel you have:-
Low self esteem?
Is your past haunting you and preventing you from moving on in your life?
Counselling can help with all these and more. Choosing the right counsellor is most important as I believe the success of counselling is based upon a successful relationship between counsellor and client.
I trained in the Person Centred modality which puts the client in the centre of the relationship, a relationship where the counsellor and client are equals and where we will work together to explore the difficulties you are suffering.
My consulting rooms offer a safe, private, confidential space where you will receive respect and what you say will not be judged.
During our work together I may use skills and techniques from other approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, to help you to explore those issues that are currently troubling you and affecting your everyday life.
If you feel that I can help please contact me either by:
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tel: 07976156291 or 0191 2807296
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor, I graduated from Sunderland University with a Foundation Degree in Counselling with Commendation. During my training I worked within a busy city centre GP practice where I gained experience in working with a diverse patient list covering a wide range of issues.
In addition to private practice I work supporting a waiting list intiative within South Tyneside Health Authority managed by Gedanken, with RELATE in local GP Surgeries, also for RELATE as a couples counsellor and for an EAP (Employee Assisted Programme) who use professionals to help employees who feel they would benefit from professional support.
My qualifications include:-
Foundation Degree in Counselling with Commendation
Level 5 Certificate in Counselling Supervision.
Certificate in Couple Counselling with RELATE.
NCFE Certificate in Bereavement Awareness and Counselling Skills.
CRUSE Accredited Bereavement Counsellor, counselling as required and supervising on a voluntary basis for CRUSE.
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy w Distinction
Registered / Accredited
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Working with Couples in Conflict
WALLSEND CONSULTING ROOM
My fees are Monday - Friday £45.00 per session, each session lasts up to 50 mins. I offer a reduced rate for student counsellors.
My fee for couple counselling is £50.00 per session Monday - Friday
My fee for supervision is £40 per hour. I offer a reduced rate of £30 per hour for students.
My consulting room is on the ground floor in a private self contained room off the garden.
Free parking is available
I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor which means that I have met the higher standard required by the BACP as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner. I am committed to working to their ethical framework at all times attending regular supervision in accordance with their guidelines.
I have professional indemnity insurance and current enhanced DAB (Disclosure and Barring Service which replaces CRB) clearance.
I am committed to continued personal and professional development and regularly attend training courses in this respect.