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About me

Sometimes life can be really difficult, leaving us feeling confused, frustrated and vulnerable. We may be left thinking the problem is too big to resolve on our own, we cannot cope or wonder why similar unwanted situations continue to happen.

As an Integrative counsellor I am able to draw on a variety of counselling & psychotherapy models which are used together in a converging way rather than separate pieces which creates a tailor made therapy for the client.

I can also draw on my training as an EMDR therapist, working to support clients who have experienced trauma or who experience memories which still create negative emotions.

With the support counselling offers, an understanding of how and why situations have an impact will develop and with this awareness you can begin to make positive changes to enhance/improve your everyday life allowing you to live it more fully.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling
  • Further Professional Training includes
  • EMDR Therapist
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level 1

Trauma & Abuse
Anger Management
Anxiety Management
Bereavement Counselling
Depression Management
Gestalt Experiential Course

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Flexible appointments available, counselling sessions usually last for 60 mins although alternative arrangements can be made.

I charge £60 per session for individual counselling

Some reduced fee places are available for those on low income.

When I work

Flexible appointments available.

Further information

I offer a calm, safe, confidential and supportive space for you to explore your thoughts, behaviour and emotions. All behaviour, thoughts and emotions, whether helpful or not so helpful, is information and if we a tune will give us insight into how we feeling and experience situations. Therefore a lot of my work centres around working with the body.  As well as helping you find new ways of doing things.

Working with you, the client, to find the most helpful way of supporting you, using my training in Integrative Counselling, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy or EMDR.    

Bishop Auckland, Durham, DL13

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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