I’m a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work as an integrative counsellor, adapting my approach to meet the individual needs of each client. The foundation of my approach is person centred theory; I also draw from Transactional Analysis (TA), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and solution focused brief therapy techniques. I can assist with a variety of issues and have particular experience working with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, domestic/childhood abuse, relationship difficulties, bereavement and workplace stress.
My experience as a counsellor began when I qualified in 2010 and I have gained experience in a variety of settings including a GP surgery, mental health charities and an employee assistance programme (EAP). Alongside my private practice, I continue to work as an EAP Counselling Associate, providing counselling for employees who need support for issues that are affecting their ability to cope at work, and as a Counselling Coordinator for a north east charity, managing the counselling service and a team of qualified and trainee counsellors.
How I work
Due to COVID-19 I am providing counselling via Zoom video or telephone. When the restrictions end I will resume face to face counselling in Prudhoe and Gosforth. Providing a non-judgemental and confidential space to talk, I can help you to explore and find ways to cope with issues or thoughts that are that are having negative impact on your life. Counselling sessions last for 50 minutes. In terms of the number of sessions required, there is no 'one size fits all' and this will be regularly reviewed. Depending on the issues brought to counselling, some clients can feel much better after few sessions whereas some clients require more than six sessions to feel more able to cope.
I'm a qualified counselling supervisor with a Diploma in Supervision and have experience of supervising qualified and trainee counsellors. I use the Seven-eyed Model of Supervision (Hawkins and Shohet), enabling an all-encompassing exploration of client sessions and the processes that occur in counselling and supervision. I understand that it can be difficult to find the right supervisor so I'm happy to have a chat to answer any questions you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Foundation Degree in Counselling
- Diploma in Supervision
- BA Honours Degree in Applied Social Science
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £55.00
£45 per session Monday to Friday 9 - 5pm
£55 after 5pm and weekends
Fees negotiable depending on requirements with reduced rates for trainees