I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor working in Gosforth and a registered member of the BACP. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental space to allow you to share the challenges you are facing and help you to work through them.
I am trained as an integrative relational counsellor which means I can mix various models to meet your needs. These models include transactional analysis, person centred and creative methods. Everybody is different and what works for one person may not necessarily work for another, so I tailor my approach to suit your needs.
We can all encounter times that are difficult for us such as a traumatic event, anxiety, depression, bereavement as well as the stresses that everyday life can throw at us.
The counselling process gives you a private space where you can externalise the internal thoughts you may have been having, giving you room to process them. It is my belief that we all know what is best for ourselves and that we can make the changes we want in order to feel happier or more content. I also know it is hard to work out what is best for us and how to change how we feel and my role is to support you through this without casting judgement or telling you what to do.
I am based on the High Street in Gosforth which has great transport links as well as parking nearby.
What happens after you have contacted me
For you to get the most out of counselling it is important you get the right counsellor for you. I am happy to have a short call with you and answer any questions you might have. After that we would arrange a first session where we can get to know each other and talk about what will be best for you. You can then decide if this is right for you or not. If you wanted to continue then I would usually look to start with 8 sessions and see how it goes from there with regular reviews to check how the process is for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
I trained at Northern Guild which is a BACP & UKCP accredited training course and gained a Diploma in psychotherapeutic counselling. I am also a registered member BACP which means I work in accordance with the ethical framework they set out.
I have worked in various GP practices over the last 3 years as well as private practice seeing a diverse range of clients with various presenting issues including the below.
- Anxiety and depression
- Health anxiety
- Low self-esteem
- Work related stress
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
The first session is an introduction and is priced at £25 for 50 minutes and this gives us a chance to get to know each other and you can find out how I can help you. You can then decide if you want to continue after this.
All other session are priced at £45 and are also for 50 minutes.