I am a BACP Accredited counsellor and practice using a Humanistic approach
I provide counselling for a wide range of psychological and emotional concerns
I have a special interest in working with clients presenting with eating disorders or body image related concerns
I also offer counselling supervision for both qualified, and student counsellors
Training, qualifications & experience
I am accredited by the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and practice within their Ethical Framework
I gained a PhD in Counselling Studies from Leeds University in 2017, during which I researched the impact of working with clients experiencing eating disorders on the counsellor
I completed my Counselling Diploma at Newcastle University in 2003
I gained a Diploma in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders from the National Centre for Eating Disorders in 2006
I am also a trained Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner
I have a Certificate in Counselling Supervision
I regularly attend ongoing professional development events, training and courses to ensure my skills and knowledge remain up-to-date
My private practice was established in 2005. I also currently work part-time in GP surgeries in Newcastle. Prior to this, I worked as a substance misuse counsellor in a multi-agency project for 2 years, and I also worked voluntarily as counsellor in a Bereavement charity.
Prior to my counselling career, I worked as a Manager in a Branch of Victim Support, supporting victims of crime.
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)
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
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
I charge £45 per 50 minute session for individual counselling
I charge £50 per hour for counselling supervision (£40 for counselling students)