About me

I am a counsellor/counselling supervisor currently located in venues in the SR2 and SR4 areas of Sunderland. Although I base my work on the Person Centred model of counselling, I also use a pluralist approach as a means of tailoring support needs.

I offer a non-clinical, non-judgemental, safe, confidential and empathic environment. I offer support to those struggling with most issues that life has a habit of throwing at us. Some of my specialist areas are: life changing events, life changing health conditions/disabilities, stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, financial or work place related pressures, trauma, bereavement and loss, isolation and loneliness.

I have been practising as a counsellor for over nine years. I am severely sight impaired and have myself faced and overcome many challenges. This has enabled me to gain more understanding and empathy for the changes, adjustments and challenges of others. Whether you are looking for long or short term support or simply an ad hoc , one off, de-briefing session. I can offer face to face, telephone or digital support. This can be discussed and agreed to on your initial enquiry. As a qualified counselling/clinical supervisor for over six years, I can offer quality support to supervisee's in a safe, confidential, empathic and supportive environment.

Accommodating working practise times. I take regular supervision to ensure I am working to a safe and effective standard. I am a registered member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I ensure I participate in regular professional development (CPD) in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

Foundation Degree in Counselling (Sunderland University) NCFE Level 5 in Counselling Supervision (Paradigm Campbell Associates) Foundation Certificate in Duel Sensory Loss, deaf blindness (In Good Hands) Level 4, Stress Management Advisory work, ABC Awards (Paradigm Campbell Associates) Level 2 award in The Faculty of Social Science in Community Research (Sunderland University) NCFE Level 2 award in Information, Advice and Guidance (Learning Curve) TQUK Level 3 award in Education and Training (Sunderland College) Certificate in Talk Cancer Awareness (Cancer Research UK) Sunderland Health Champion comprising of: Understanding Health Improvement Accredited, incorporating certificates for brief interventions for: Tobacco (stop smoking), Dementia awareness, Sexual Health, Alcohol and Novel Psychoactive Substances (legal highs), Emotional resilience, Healthy Money healthy Mind (Sunderland City Council) Suicide prevention (Washington MIND).

My experience has been gained within a range of organisations which include MIND, Sunderland College Student Counselling Service, GP surgery based practitioner, and Access Counselling & Mediation Services. Presently within my private practise I frequently operate on a commissioned basis. I currently provide counselling support to a sight loss organisation.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with



Additional information

Free initial consultation £40 per session(2 sessions to be paid in advance)

Can offer: time limited support (up to 6 sessions) Open ended support Ad hoc or one off de-breifing sessions

All support is tailored to the needs of the individual.

Charges for Counselling supervision : Free initial consultation 90 minutes £45 , 1 hour £30 1 hour group (maximum 4 supervisee’s) £60


Tue-Thu 8am-7pm Fri 8am-5pm

Tyne And Wear

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Ramp for wheelchair accessibility on request.