Do you believe that ‘you just have to get on with it’, but you’re finding it hard?
Are you struggling with an issue at the moment or troubled by a situation in your past? Feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed or defeated? If you need someone to listen to you empathically so that you can make sense of what is happening in your life, I can provide a safe place to listen without judgement and support you to feel empowered to make positive changes in your life.
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives in many ways: for some it has been traumatic and upsetting requiring life to be rebuilt; for others it has provided a realisation that life going forward needs to be different. Therapy can provide the space you need to process your thoughts and feelings and regroup.
I am an integrative, person-centred counsellor, with experience of working with clients dealing with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, infertility, anger and relationships. In addition, I also have a specialism in working with clients who struggle to manage a work/life balance due to working in high-pressure environments, such as the education and teaching sector. For many clients, the common mind-set of ‘you just have to get on with it’ is unhelpful, as it doesn’t allow them to express or challenge their own thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Working with me will allow you to do just that.
I believe in the importance of developing a strong, collaborative relationship with each client, so that I can tailor services to best meet the needs of the individual.
Life is stressful enough; finding a supportive therapist shouldn’t be!
Training, qualifications & experience
Main Professional Qualification:
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Northern Guild Psychotherapy and Counselling
- Registered Member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
- Member of the Northern Guild Psychotherapy and Counselling
- PGCE in Secondary Education (Newcastle University)
- MSc in Marketing (Strathclyde University)
- B.A. (Hons) in Combined Studies (Newcastle University)
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per online session (50 minutes)
£45 per face-to-face session (50 minutes)
I offer a free initial telephone consultation (15 minutes) during which you can ask any questions you may have, with no obligation to book a further session.
Please contact me via email or phone (voicemail available) to arrange a mutually convenient appointment. I will respond within 24 hours.
I have no current availability, but if you would like me to contact you as soon as space becomes available, please let me know.