Hi, let me tell you a little about myself. I began my counselling career approximately 23 years ago, working with people with long term illnesses, at The John Richardson Trust (which then became Tees Valley Counselling Services.) I took a break from counselling while my children were growing up and have been working in Primary Care for the past 11 years, delivering short term therapy.
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) abiding by their code of ethics and best practice, and am currently preparing to apply for accreditation.
My core training was in Person Centred counselling, but over the years I have developed a more integrative approach to therapy and am quite capable in using a number of different ‘tools’ of the trade, including Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (CBT), Bereavement Counselling Mindfulness and healing with creative media. I engage in regular continued personal development , keeping my skills honed and updated.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a background in nursing, qualifying as a State Enrolled Nurse in 1977. I became a qualified counsellor in 1997.
BSc. Anthropology: Health and Human Sciences
Diploma In Counselling
Associated Examining Board (AEB) and Central School of Counselling and Therapy (CSCT): Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
NCFE Level 4: Certificate in Further Counselling, specialising in Bereavement and Loss and Intimacy and Relationship Counselling
City and Guilds: Certificate in Skills, Theory and Practice and Personal Development
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
My fees are £35 per hour, £20 for students and concessions, on proof of benefits or state pension claims (limited places for concessionary treatments).
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
There is a flight of stairs to my therapy room, but, unfortunately, there is no lift.
My practice hours are currently Monday 5.30 - 6.30pm, Fridays 9.30am to 1.00pm and 5.30 - 6.30pm. Saturdays 9.30am to 2.15pm.
Types of client