As a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP, I work in a way that puts you first.
Being trained as an integrative therapist means that I tailor the therapy to suit your needs, integrating different models and ways of working. I offer the flexibility to work short or long term, depending on what you are looking for.
The client/therapist relationship, therefore, works as a collaborative partnership; a constantly evolving, negotiated and co-created dialogical process to which we both contribute.
Recognising and respecting you as a whole person, avoiding restrictive and possibly dated models that categorise or label, I work with you to explore the meaning you have made of yourself, your relationships with others, and your world.
As Psychotherapeutic Counselling is a shared process, finding a therapist you feel comfortable with is important. I, therefore, offer an introductory session at a lower rate to give us an opportunity to meet and see how we feel about working together before any commitments.
Although I can work with a wide variety of issues, I have a specialised interest in trauma and anxiety and work with students at Newcastle University 3 evenings a week, as well as with children aged from 11 - 18 at Washington Mind.
My private work is predominantly in Sunderland however due to COVID 19 I am currently offering all appointments online or via telephone.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started my educational journey at university, completing a BSc in Forensic Psychology and an MSc in Health Psychology. After leaving university I worked for the Ambulance Service as an Emergency Call Operator whilst studying further for my DPC in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
I have been working with clients now for 3 years. I hold extensive first hand experience of helping people struggling through difficult periods of their lives through my work as a 999 call operator and counselling.
I have witnessed and understand humanity at its best and worst but know that everyone can still be okay. Everyone's story is different, and whilst I won't pretend to know exactly what you've gone through, you have my attention and care from the very beginning.
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
Psychotherapeutic counselling is a personal journey and so the therapeutic work will be tailored to your individual needs. This list is not exhaustive; anything can be discussed in counselling as that is what it is there for.
If you feel you are suffering with anything that I have not listed please don't hesitate to contact me using my contact information and I will endeavour to help you further.
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
50 minutes – £20
50 minutes – £45
Some low-cost sessions are available depending on circumstances, for example, student/trainee therapists and those on a low income.
Please feel free to contact me to discuss and negotiate
Please note: Once the session is booked it becomes payable.
If cancelled a week in advance only half the fee will apply.
When I work
All appointments are currently being offered online or via the telephone
Please get in touch for up to date availability as this changes regularly but I work Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Please have a look through my website for more information and further ways to contact myself.