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MBACP (Accred)

About me

About me and how I work:

I have over 15 years experience of working with adults, young people and couples.

I offer sessions in person, or by video call or telephone.

Individual Clients: I offer a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship in which you can open up about what is bothering you, and feel understood and accepted without fear of judgement.  My way of working puts you at the centre of a conversation between us which will give you the time and space to think about what is wrong for you, and work out what needs to change.  I will listen to what you say, and respond to you with compassion and respect.  If you are interested in the different models of counselling, then it might be important for you to know that my initial training was in Person Centred Counselling.  Over the years, I have completed a number of courses and workshops in other approaches, and so I now describe my way of working as Integrative, or Person Centred in the wider sense. This means I don't give you answers, but rather I support you to find your own answers, and to see yourself, your problems and your strengths in new ways.

I also work with couples.  If you are looking for relationship counselling, it is probably because you have reached a point where you feel you can't carry on as you are with your partner.  I offer opposite-sex and same-sex couples non-judgemental support to talk more openly and calmly about issues between you.  I won't direct you to stay together at all costs; instead, I will listen respectfully to you both, and help you to express your needs, fears, hopes and expectations to your partner, and also encourage you to listen to them more openly.  We will work together to increase your understanding of yourself, your partner and your relationship, so that you can move on stronger in your relationship, or decide to part on better terms.

I feel lucky to have a job I love.  I am interested in people, and am constantly surprised by the strength, creativity, endurance and kindness I see in my clients, even in the midst of painful experiences.  Although people mainly seek counselling when things are difficult, I see therapy and counselling as a place for people to uncover and connect with the best of themselves, and to feel supported in accepting things about themselves and the world that they cannot change.

What to do next:

Call, text or email me to ask any questions and book an initial consultation to discuss your needs.  You can then decide to continue with counselling on a weekly or fortnightly basis for a fixed number of sessions, or to choose open ended working, which would allow you to end counselling when you feel ready, or when the issues you came with have been addressed.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have over 15 years’ experience of working with individual adults and young people, as well as couples.

I have worked and trained with Streetwise, RELATE, NHS Primary Care services, North East Council on Addictions, Sunderland Counselling Service and Northumbria University, as well as in private practice.

I have listed my main practioner qualifications below.  In addition to these, I have completed a variety of shorter courses and workshops including CBT, Group Psycho-analysis, Creative and Projective techniques, EMDR, working with survivors of sexual abuse and violence, Safeguarding and Risk Management.

  • Diploma in Person Centred Counselling 2006
  • BACP Counsellor Accreditation 2009
  • Certificate in Creative Supervision 2010

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£55.00 per session

Additional information

Initial Consultation - £35

Individual Counselling - £55 per hour session

Couples Counselling - £55 per hour session

I have a limited number of reduced rate session times, prior to 16:30 on weekdays.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime - Monday to Friday

Evenings - Monday to Thursday

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

I trained in Supervision with Jenny Biancardi Consultancy, and I have also co-facilitated supervision training courses with Jenny Biancardi.

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