I offer a space where you can feel safe, and free to talk about the issues that you are facing, knowing that what you say is confidential, and whatever you say will not be judged. I am an Integrative therapist which means that I will tailor the therapy to suit you and your personal needs, looking at you as a whole person.
Undertaking counselling is a journey where you can grow as a person and increase your awareness around how you relate to others and how you feel within yourself.
In our work together, I use many interventions, including creative techniques, that can help you to move forward with your life and deal with the problems that you are currently facing.
I am a qualified Psychotherapist working both for Mind and also in private practice, helping with a huge array of issues from anxiety, depression, panic attacks, bereavement, early onset dementia, MS, self-esteem, to name but a few. You can see a list of all the areas I can work with below. My aim is to make you feel safe, that you can trust me, be able to talk about things that you maybe cannot talk about with anybody else or indeed may never have talked about with anybody before.
I have worked with individuals from EU countries who are feeling great anxiety around their future in this country as well as different cultural backgrounds.
We will review our work regularly to make sure that we are working towards our agreed goals.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (distinction). Accredited by the BACP.
Diploma in Psychotherapy (distinction). Accredited by the UKCP.
I also have an MA (Hons) in Psychology from Aberdeen University and a Masters in Health Psychology from the University of Surrey.
I am an Integrative therapist with Transactional Analysis as my core theory. I have over 6 years experience working as a Psychotherapeutic Counseller and Psychotherapist within GP surgeries, as well as with the charity MIND and also in my own private practise.
All my work follows the Ethical Guidelines of Governing Bodies
BACP registered – membership number 00839632
I hold an enhanced and up-to-date DBS (formerly CRB) check.
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
£50.00 per session
Type of session – face to face or online/telephone
I offer short, medium and long term therapy depending on your needs
Cost of each session (including initial assessment) - £50 for a 50 minute session. Sessions are normally weekly.
Cash, cheque or bank transfer payable at each session
Any missed or cancelled sessions must be paid for
Payment at the beginning of each session
Payment is non-refundable
When I work
I am available to work during the day and evenings. Once you have contacted me I can usually see you within a few days.
Tinkler’s Yard offers a safe and confidential place to come and talk. It has free parking facilities on site and is very close to Corbridge Station.