Reg MBACP, DIP Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling
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Welcome! I offer a warm, relaxed and empathic space to help you develop self-understanding, compassion and acceptance in the face of difficult life experiences.
Many people find it daunting to come for counselling or psychotherapy and may feel anxious not knowing what to expect. I understand how difficult it can be which makes it very important that you feel you have a sense of whether I am the right person to work with you.
I can offer you a safe space to explore either "here and now" issues, or more deep seated long standing issues that are impacting your daily life. Counselling can help you to understand yourself, develop self-awareness and start to make your own choices in life.
I am a professionally qualified and experienced Registered Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and a Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP. My skills, knowledge and training were achieved at the highest level available at the accredited Northern Guild in Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. I have been working with a wide range of issues including:- stress, depression, anxiety, bereavement, early trauma, abuse and relationship issues. My specialism is to work with Adults 18+ and/or Parents and Carers of Adults with ADHD and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. However, I do work with neurotypical clients too. My work is professionally supervised in accordance with the BACP guidelines and I adhere to the BACP Code of Ethics.
I work in a relational way, with an underlying model of Transactional Analysis as my foundation. Working relationally means that we will look at what happens between us in the therapy room as a tool to explore relationships you have with others. TA is a way of understanding and intervening in human behaviour and empowering people to take responsibility for their lives.
I can support you by offering a relaxed, safe and confidential space to explore your personal issues in a caring, accepting and respectful way to help you make sense of what is going on for you and what you want to change.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling,
- Northern Guild Counselling and Psychotherapy.
- Certificate in Transactional Analysis 101.
I am now working in private practice, and previously an NHS secondary mental health service and a national bereavement charity.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Armed Forces
£52.00 per session
£52.00 per 50 Minute session
When I work
Evening appointments available
If you require more details or information please email me with any questions.