I have nearly 20 years of experience working with sufferers of anxiety and depression and many other types of distress.
Counselling and Psychotherapy treatment combines many different ways of working to bring about positive change. It can enable you to see how you can be more in control of your life and either manage, reduce or eliminate symptoms resulting from your problems.
EMDR [Eye Movement Desensitisation] is used to address many problems including those that are trauma-based. This is especially useful for people who are suffering from symptoms of anxiety such as panic attacks and abuse and-for those who have simply been 'stuck' for a while.
Give me a call to discuss your problem in confidence. Please allow up to 24 hours if you require a call-back.
Please Note: I cannot offer an emergency service and do not answer calls between 7pm and 8am. If you feel you cannot keep yourself safe; please either call your GP or dial 999 in an emergency or contact the Crisis Team on 0191 814, 8899 or the Samaritans on 0191 116, 123.
Training, qualifications & experience
I qualified in 2004 as a Therapeutic Counsellor and I am registered as a Member of BACP; MBACP No. 593743. I am also a Psychotherapist and Registered as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with UKCP No. 06158018.
I have trained to work with a variety of different presenting problems and worked in both private and GP's surgery settings; I also have experience in working with trauma. I am well-versed in offering counselling with the use of interpreters* please see my note about this below.
PG Dip in Psychotherapy, Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, EMDR Practitioner, Certificate in Counselling Supervision, Advanced Certificate in Supervision, Master Practitioner Diploma with the National Centre for Eating Disorders.
Level 3 personal trainer with CYQ; [in some cases I can offer a combination of physical and psychological therapy.] Level 4 Certificate in lower back care.
Level 2 BSL; If you are Deaf or hard of hearing you are all most welcome to attend with your own interpreter.*Unfortunately the use of interpreters for deaf clients or clients who are non-English speaking must be self-funded.
Please also Note: You must be over the age of 16 years to access my service. I cannot offer an emergency service and suggest that if you are unable to keep yourself safe then please contact your GP or 999 in an emergency.
Please call or send your enquiry to my website address below or via the counselling directory.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
You may not see your problem listed above; if this is the case, please feel free to call me to enquire.
0773 776 1570
£55.00 per session
An initial assessment appointment would normally last approximately 50 minutes to one hour and the standard fee of £55 applies.
Further appointments are 50 minutes in duration unless otherwise agreed.
I charge a standard fee of £55.00 per appointment for counselling and £65.00 for EMDR.
When I work
Call me on 0773 776 1570 to discuss your problem or contact the counselling directory for further information.
Calls are taken from 9am to 7pm.