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 at my private practice but I do offer a few appointments from Jesmond therapy Centre on a Wednesday afternoon.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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.
50 minutes – £20 (half price)
50 minutes – £40
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.
Please have a look through my website for more information and further ways to contact myself.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - 0900 - 1900 Tuesday - No availability Wednesday - No availability Thursday - 0900 - 1900 Friday - No availability Limited weekend appointments available
Types of client