Working face to face and remotely with adults, young people. and children I offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments and charge £60 per session. Looking after our mental health is more important than ever before in these extraordinary and challenging times. The power of a safe space to talk and a supportive therapeutic relationship can be life changing.
I have worked within schools and NHS settings for over 8 years, working with a huge range of clients with wide ranging issues. These have been a mixture of short-term contracts of 6-8 sessions and longer term psychotherapy for up to 2 years. Presenting issues I have commonly worked with include self harm, eating difficulties, sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression, bereavement and life adjustment amongst many others.
I work in an integrative person-centered approach using a variety of Developmental, Creative and Cognitive Behavioural techniques. My core training is in Transactional Analysis and I am especially interested in Attachment Theory. Both modalities have a huge impact on our our relationship with ourselves and everyone around us and are so important for positive mental health. I use these frameworks as they provide a very accessible structure and are easily understood. The techniques I use, can therefore be implemented easily and are very effective. Comparatively, I enjoy using play and creative methods with younger clients.
I really enjoy helping people through a warm relational approach and guide them to understand themselves better and then show them the tools that can help facilitate them to continue in a more positive way on their journey through life.
I have recently become affiliated with AVIVA and Private Patients.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc Hons Psychology; University of Newcastle Upon Tyne,
PG Dip Psychotherapeutic Counselling for Children and Young People
PG Dip Therapeutic Counselling for Adults
Working with Relational Trauma- Carolyn Spring
Personality Needs, Adult Attachment Theory, Reparenting Core Wounds - Personal Development School
COVID-19 Remote Counselling -Kate Anthony
BACP- Working with Risk
NCPTT -Using CBT for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
BACP- Emotional Issues around Over-Eating
Jesmond Therapy Centre- Working with Schizoid Personality Disorder, Working with Self harm
Speaker and attendee at ‘Rethink’ Pastoral Conference, Speaker at Annual Nurse’s Conference, Royal Grammar School
Attendee at ‘Blood Brothers and Ugly Sisters’ Conference at Didcot Civic Hall. Oxfordshire
The Northern Guild Training- Transactional Analysis, Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Creative Methods and Story Telling, Child Development and Script, Imagery, Brief Focal Therapy, Advanced Reflexivity, Dream Analysis, Sand Tray, The Child Within, Safeguarding, Ethical and Legal Guidelines
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£60.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Free telephone consultation
£50-60 per 50 minute session
Discounts possible for block bookings
Daytime and evening appointments available