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About me

Hello, I’m Bev.  When our thoughts are disorganised it can sometimes feel so overwhelming that we may struggle to see a clear way forward or to make positive and healthy choices.   Although it is helpful talking to others, many people feel more comfortable and more able to be fully open, talking to a trained professional.

I am an Integrative Person-centred Counsellor. I have experience in supporting and helping both adults and young people suffering difficulties including; bereavement, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and trauma. I will offer you a safe, non-judgmental and confidential opportunity to explore your thoughts and feelings and help you begin your journey towards a better, more positive future.

I can offer you an accepting, compassionate environment where you can talk about anything that is troubling you without judgement. You can contact me for a free consultation where you can share your concerns or ask any questions. Together we can discuss a realistic, therapeutic plan aimed to help you feel better and move forward.

I am a member of the British Association of Counselling Psychotherapy (BACP) guided by an Ethical Framework ensuring my clients receive the best possible support and service.    I have monthly Supervision in accordance with BACP recommendations and I continue to advance my personal development by attending workshops and seminars.  I am also a Mental Health First Aider.

Counselling is available at our office:
4 Admiral Way
Doxford Park

I am available daytime, evenings and weekends.  Parking and disabled access available.  I also offer telephone or video counselling.

You can contact me by telephone Mobile:- 07835702737 Landline 0191 5018789 or click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychology
  • FDA Counselling
  • Higher Access Diploma in Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • EMDR
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Play Therapy
  • Safeguarding
  • Mindfulness
  • Suicide Awareness
  • Addiction
  • Sexuality

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


From £40.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My Standard Fees are as follows:-

  • Individual  -  £45 per session
  • EMDR -  £70 per session
  • Video or telephone  - £45 per session
  • Reductions are available dependent on circumstances

When I work

Available during normal business hours, but can also offer evening and weekends

Regus, Regus House, 4 Admiral Way, Doxford International Business Park, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR3 3XW

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Hello, to all who need to reach out during this uncertain time, video or telephone counselling is available with immediate openings.