I offer a calm and compassionate space for you to explore and process your thoughts and feelings. We all face times in our lives that are difficult such as a bereavement, relationship break up, job loss, traumatic event or feeling overwhelmed by the stresses of everyday life. It’s OK not to feel OK, but you don’t have to struggle alone.
How I can help you
I provide counselling to adults, including young people from 18 years.
Counselling allows you time to reflect on issues and find a way forward. My role is to support you through the process without judgement or telling you what to do. Some people have specific goals that they want to achieve from their counselling sessions, others arrive scared, confused, with no idea of what they want or what to do next. That’s fine, I treat each person individually and at a pace that suits you.
Whilst my training allows me to draw upon theories and approaches from psychotherapy, I also use my own life experience to understand and help clients. I can also provide you with tools to help you once you leave the therapy room, for example Mindfulness exercises to practice and incorporate into everyday life.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow the BACP codes of ethics and practice. All sessions are conducted in confidence.
Sessions are held in a pleasant room in a multi-therapy centre within walking distance of West Jesmond metro station.
My location is in Tynemouth Village, close to the metro station, local buses and free on street parking.
To get the most out of counselling it is important to find the right counsellor for you. I am happy to answer any questions you may have or just have an initial introduction via phone, email or text.
The first session enables you to meet me and find out how I work. It enables me to find out more about you and how I can help you best. There is no obligation for you to continue if you feel it won't work.
If you want to book a session or find out more please get in touch via email, phone or text. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at Northern Guild Psychotherapy and Counselling, and completed the BACP Accredited Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
I have experience working in a GP surgery providing counselling to adults of all ages and with a variety of presenting issues including:
- Bereavement and Loss
- Anxiety and Depression
- Life Transitions
- Relationship Difficulties
I volunteered with Cruse Bereavement Care providing support to adults within the North East during the pandemic.
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Adult)
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Sexualised Trauma - Working with Survivors
Cruse Bereavement Support Foundation Course and Adult Elective
Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Disorders
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £45.00 to £50.00
Concessions offered for
Telephone and Video Call
£45.00 per 50 minutes session
Face to Face
£50.00 per 50 minutes session
I hold a current Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Certificate