I am an Integrative Counsellor an member of the BACP. I have worked within a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) within the NHS for the past 10 years. I am also a registered Social Worker and have worked therapeutically to support children, young people and their families overcome many different emotional and mental health challenges.
I provide support to both young people and adults using a Person Centred Approach and CBT techniques to help support you overcome a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression and low mood.
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 enjoy working with adults as well as adolescents, 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.....
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an Integrated Counsellor and Registered Social Worker and for the past 10 years I have worked in the NHS within a Child and Adolescent Mental Helth Service (CAMHS) as well as having my own private practice. I specialise in working with children and young people who have anxiety, low mood or depression. I am also passionate about working with adults who are anxious or depressed, or looking to overcome difficulties and make positive changes in their life!
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 is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Child and Adolescent Therapist
- Integrative Therapist
- Energy Work
- Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
£45.00 per session
I accept payments direct from all the main insurance companies. Please confirm with them whether your policy covers Counselling sessions.
*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 on-line 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 a treatment plan and focus for our sessions.
I usually recommend around 6-10 sessions however we would review this on an on-going basis.