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About me

There are times in all our lives when we need some extra support to help to find our own inner resources and way forward.  These are particularly challenging times, and you will find a sensitive and reassuring  space to express and explore your own experience, whatever that may be.  You may be experiencing, worry, anxiety, sadness, loss, fear, family and relationship difficulties, issues of abuse or work issues. I work in a Person-Centred way which means you will be heard in confidence, without judgement and with you and your needs at the heart of our time together.  Sometimes some support and a listening ear, can help us to accept, understand and love ourselves, and to be as comfortable as we can be with our circumstances, developing inner strength, resources and resilience to cope when life is challenging.

I am a fully trained and qualified Person-Centred counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to the standards set out in their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk)

I maintain standards of service by engaging with continuing professional development training in accordance with the requirements of the BACP.

I receive regular supervision from a qualified supervisor in accordance with the requirements of the BACP.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling
  • Experience working with frontline medical staff
  • Training in childhood sexual abuse and bereavement
  • Counselling one to one with adults on individual basis with wide range of difficulties, both privately and as part of a counselling cooperative
  • Counselling men and women who are victims of crime or abuse
  • Counselling men and women within the criminal justice system
  • Counselling women at a women's health centre
  • Counselling children in a well-known charitable organisation dealing with issues of bereavement and abuse
  • School counsellor engaging in one to one work with children, staff and parents
  • Experienced at working with ancient shamanic and nature based personal healing
  • Working with expressing feelings through creative ways, although not an Art Therapist

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

During the current Covid-19 pandemic I will offer excellent concessionary rates to those in need.

Normal rates are £30 per 50 minute session for telephone and zoom sessions

£40 for face to face counselling.

When I work

I can offer a comfortable and reassuring telephone, video call, zoom or skype sessions and can help you to manage this.

Further information

I have depth of experience in the areas of anxiety and fear, trauma, lack of self-esteem and confidence, bereavement, complicated bereavement, childhood bereavement, childhood abuse and neglect affecting adulthood, loss in any form, sexual abuse,  LGBT issues, workplace issues and bullying, and relationship issues, but I am open to working with the issues you bring.

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE17

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults