BACP, BA Hons, PGCE, MA
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Welcome, do you feel overwhelmed, stressed, depressed, anxious or dealing with relationship difficulties…? Do you have unresolved trauma or struggling to manage change? I offer a comfortable and safe space to work through these difficulties at a pace that is right for you.
I am an Integrated Counsellor and Registered Social Worker having completed a PGCE and Masters Degree (MSW) at Durham University. I have worked in the NHS for the past 10 years and more recently set up my own private practice. My core approach is Person Centred therapy using Psychodynamic theory and CBT techniques.
I have supported hundreds of people overcome a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression and low mood. I particularly enjoy Inner Child work, and supporting individuals with trauma and relationship difficulties.
I am passionate about helping you make positive changes and create a more joyful life! To identify and remove any emotional blocks or trauma, whether in childhood or recent day, that may be causing distress in your current life. I also enjoy working with adults and parents of children who had additional needs such as Autism (ASD)/ADHD.
I believe it is the therapeutic relationship between the Client and Therapist that creates positive change. My approach is warm and down to earth, I aim to create a relaxed and comfortable space for you to explore your difficulties. I work face to face, online or over the telephone. Please get in touch to help you decide if I am the right person for you.....
** I currently have both face to face and zoom appointments available **
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Integrated Counsellor and Registered Social Worker and for the past 10 years, I have worked in an NHS Mental Health Service (CAMHS) as well as having my own private practice.
- 2018 - Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- 2012 - Master Social Work (MSW), Durham University
- 2004 - Post Graduate Certificate Education (PGCE) Sunderland University
- 2002 - BA Hons Business and Management, Sunderland University (2:1)
- 2001 - HND Business and Finance, Northumbria University
- 2003 - NCFE 3703 Certificates in Counselling, South Tyneside College
- 2017 - Psychoanalytical Introductory Lectures Series
- 2014 - Intermediate CBT training, Newcastle CBT Centre
- 2014 - NLP Practitioner Certificate, Communicating Excellence, Newcastle
- 2013 -Understanding and Supporting Individuals on the Autism Spectrum, Level 3, OCN
- 2013 - Understanding and Supporting People who Self Harm, Jill Eastman Training
- 2013 - Suicide Prevention, Washington MIND
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
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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.
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Integrative Therapist
- Energy Work
- Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session
My preference for communication is via text or email & I will endeavour to respond within 24 hours. My office hours are Monday - Thursday (10 - 6pm)
When I work
*I am currently accepting new clients*
Please contact me so we can discuss my current availability for session.
I am able to offer face to face sessions in South Shields as well as online zoom sessions.
I offer a free initial telephone consultation to help gain a better understanding of your needs and ensure that you feel I am the right therapist for you.
Our first session will involve gathering information and gaining an overview of your difficulties. We will then agree on a treatment plan and focus for our sessions.
I usually recommend around 6-10 sessions however we would review this on an ongoing basis.