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A little about me - having experience of running a private therapy service for many years and also several years within the IAPT Primary Care sector, I have a passion for supporting in many areas of psychological distress, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, domestic violence and sexual abuse, with an intention of offering affordable private therapy with minimum waiting times. I work in an integrative way which means that each Clients' needs are met as individually and uniquely as they are themselves, with approaches/interventions often combined intuitively, to help clients find their answers to difficulties they may be experiencing in their life. Individuals also often wish to focus on personal development and/or spiritual development, EMDR to experience a more direct approach to difficulties by accessing the memory network and processing unresolved issues, or those who simply want someone to listen and understand.
My approach - I would describe this as just being myself; a warm and genuine, person-centred approach, helping individuals to find the answers that are right for them; what hurts and why - also supporting practicing Counsellors too, in order for them to continue to work effectively and with resilience, all within a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space.
Appointments are available in person, online or by telephone.
FREE initial appointment (30 minutes), with no obligation to continue if I'm not the right therapist for you!
Student Counsellors - I also have a passion for working closely with Students who are beginning their journey of Counselling training, offering personal therapy and Clinical Supervision, to prepare them to begin working with their own Clients and discover who their core self is and why!
A final note - The process of change can be challenging as individuals learn more about themselves, what truly hurts and why, but I absolutely believe that with the support of the therapeutic relationship and a firm trust in the process itself, this change becomes a gift, trust in the 'self' and intuition becomes stronger and to see individuals grow and heal, I feel, is truly magical indeed.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counselling Skills Level 2 - Redcar & Cleveland College
- NLP Diploma - SNHS
- Life Coaching Diploma - SNHS
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapies - SNHS
- Counselling Skills Level 3 - Redcar & Cleveland College
- PTTLS Level 3 (Teaching) - Redcar & Cleveland College
- Foundation Degree in Counselling - Teesside University
- BA (Hons) in Therapeutic Counselling - Teesside University
- Accredited Registered Member of BACP
- Counselling for Depression (BACP IAPT accreditation)
- EMDR Diploma (ABC Awards)
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Diploma (DBT British Isles)
- Certificate in Creative Supervision
- EMDR Masterclass EMDR Europe
Experienced in working with adults of all ages in the areas of :-
* Work Related Stress
* Post natal depression
* Relationship Issues
* Sexual Abuse
* Domestic Violence
* Personal Development
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£40 per Counselling/Psychotherapy session
£35 per Personal Therapy session for students
When I work
To be discussed upon on contact.
Initial consultation is free.