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Lead Psychologist at Beacon Therapy (DCounPsych, CPsychol)

About me

**Face to face sessions now available.  Initial assessment consultations available immediately.  Online sessions also available. Confirm your initial assessment here or contact me via my website at www.beacontherapy.co.uk.**

My Approach

I am an integrative therapist which means that I am able to draw on a range of therapeutic models to guarantee that therapy is tailored to your specific, individual needs. This has proven to be highly successful in supporting clients with a wide range of difficulties. The support you would like and an explanation of how I work is discussed in full during an initial assessment consultation.

I am not a run of the mill Psychologist.  I don't match the stereotypes, I don't fit the moulds. It is here where my success with clients lies. I'm approachable and down to earth with lived experience of mental health issues. This means that I have developed a sense of empathy that has evolved from my personal experiences of therapy and the processes of change.

How Therapy Can Help You

Taking the first steps to get help can be daunting. This is why I always offer therapy in an emotionally supportive and empathetic manner to help you to achieve the changes that you are looking for. As a psychologist I work with the processes of change; though change is never easy, it’s always worthwhile.

I’m fully trained in a diverse range of therapies. This means when we first meet for your consultation, we can consider which approaches may be the best fit for you & therefore the most effective, ensuring you a unique and individualised treatment plan.

We're In This Together!

This is a journey that we will embark upon together and I will be there to support you with the challenges along the way. The struggles that I have faced in my own life and with my own mental health have taught me just how important feeling connected with others is in building and maintaining our emotional wellbeing. It is this connectedness that is at the heart of the therapy that I’ll offer you.

My Experience

I am an experienced, fully qualified Counselling Psychologist, chartered with the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I am the lead psychologist at Beacon Therapy, based in the heart of Northumberland.

I have many years post qualifying clinical experience. After a number of years in teaching, I completed a Masters in Psychology and a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. During my career I have worked with adult populations in NHS and private sectors as well as in drug and alcohol rehabilitation settings.

I have experience of working with individuals and couples.

Please call or email me to set up an initial 60 minute assessment session. During this we can find out about what is causing you distress and how I may be able to help. Following the initial assessment we can then agree any future appointments.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, (Teesside University)
  • MSc Psychology, (Newcastle University)
  • PGCE in Secondary Education, (Newcastle University).
  • BA (Hons) English and History, (Northumbria University)
  • Enhanced DBS.

Advanced Training Includes:

  • Anxiety and stress in the modern world
  • Depression and low-mood
  • Bereavement counselling
  • Alcoholism and addiction
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Sexual abuse
  • Relationship psychology
  • Trauma
  • Suicide

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society


Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

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From £81.00 to £110.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

10% Concessions Available for Eligible Clients


Psychological Therapy (initial assessment) - £90

Psychological Therapy -  £90

Couples Therapy (initial assessment) - £100

Couples Therapy - £100

Weekend sessions and sessions after 5pm - £100

Couples Therapy after 5pm - £110

Supervision: £60

Private Health Insurance

I am an approved provider with insurance companies AVIVA,  AXA PPP Healthcare. and Vitality.  If you would like your appointments to be covered by your insurance then it is usually best to contact your provider to confirm their criteria. If you would like any assistance then please contact me. Note that my fees for insurance work are variable and thus differ from those quoted above.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Currently, a strictly limited number of face to face sessions are available throughout the day and at weekends.  Online and telephone sessions area available Monday-Saturday.

Further information

I run a discrete clinic in rural Northumberland for face to face work.   I work with clients globally online.

Currently, a strictly limited number of face to face appointments have become available.  Evening appointments are also available.

I keep initial assessment appointment spaces available every week and appointments can be booked up to two hours before. Payment is taken at the point of booking.

Beacon Therapy, Netherton Park, Stannington, Morpeth, NE61 6EF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

I have worked as a supervisor for a number of years supporting trainee psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors. I work face-to-face/online.

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