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About me

I am a naturally warm, compassionate and empathic therapist who is able to provide a safe, supportive and confidential space in which you can share your experiences, difficulties and concerns.  I believe that therapy can help you live a more fulfilling life and have more genuine and harmonious relationships. 

What to expect

We would begin with one or two initial sessions where we can discuss what you are looking for help with, and how we might work together to achieve this.  It may be that you have a specific issue to work through or a specific length of time to give to therapy.  In which case I would work with you to set realistic and achievable goals within your time frame.  Or it may be that you have suffered from difficulties in life for a long time and that you have come to the point where you are ready for change.  In which case it would most likely need to be a longer commitment to therapy to do some deeper work with lasting effects.  

I use my skills and experience to tailor a therapeutic approach that suits you and your needs, to help you reach your goals. 

How I work

I use my core training in Transactional Analysis to help people gain a better understanding of how their life experiences and important relationships may inform thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the here and now.  I can also offer a range of approaches to help clients connect more deeply with themselves including story and metaphor, sand tray, guided imagery, exploration of dreams, mindfulness and relaxation. 

Above all I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship in which I invest myself professionally, genuinely, emotionally and lovingly.  

The first step

Please get in touch with me to arrange an initial telephone conversation to discuss further what you are looking for and what I can offer.  You can ask any questions you might have about the important decision to start psychotherapy. There's no charge for this initial conversation.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Newman University
  • Diploma in Psychotherapy, Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling

Member organisations

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UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

Sessions are £50 each and last for 50 minutes. 

When I work

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At present I have availability on a Wednesday and Thursday day, however I may have extra availability coming up in the near future.  

Quayside I4, Newcastle Enterprise Centres Quayside, Albion Row, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE6 1LL

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults

Key details

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Online platforms

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