About me

Hi, I am Claire and I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and member of the National Counselling Society.

Mental illness is a phrase often used to describe the debilitating effects caused by the onset of many ordinary sounding everyday conditions such as:-

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Bereavement
  • PTSD

This is just a short example of the many things that can cause people to say to you:-

  • "get over it"
  • "don't worry so much"
  • "it'll all work out."

Unfortunately for the sufferer it's just not that easy, if only it were you wouldn't feel the way you do.

Mental illness, just like any other illness doesn't care where it strikes either. It doesn't matter if you are rich or poor, famous or not, talented or just an ordinary family person working hard to take care of their loved ones, it can strike anyone, any time.

I do have some idea of how you are feeling right now as I also suffered from Anxiety for many years. In fact this is what spurred me on to study Psychotherapy and  become a therapist and counsellor and be able to help others who are suffering the same way I did.

By visiting this directory today you have taken the very first and most important step in recognising that you have a problem and are looking for a solution.

I offer you a safe and secure environment in which to listen to you and work with you in a completely non judgemental and confidential way to help you to explore the roots of your issues so that you can find your way to overcome them.

I use a "Person Centred" approach which incorporates a variety of psychotherapy methods and techniques suited to your particular needs.

I invite you to take the second step now by clicking the contact button and I will respond within 24 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Diploma in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills.

Sexualised Trauma

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.


Additional information

£50 Per 50 Minute Sessions


Flexible hours include evening booking for those unable to attend during normal office hours

Regent Centre
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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.

Ample free parking and easily accessible by public transport

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