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BA (Hons) Counselling, Registered MBACP Counsellor

About me

I am a warm, friendly and approachable Counsellor. My core training was the person-centred approach. I feel that this approach is a strong foundation to work from. I am a professionally qualified Counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I adhere to their Ethical Framework for counselling professionals. I will provide a safe base for you to explore your current thoughts, feelings and personal experiences.

What I can help with

Counselling can help with a wide range of presenting issues including: anxiety, anger management, attachment, bereavement and loss, bullying, depression, domestic abuse, attachment issues, low self-confidence, panic, phobias, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, self-harm, sexuality or gender issues, trauma, OCD, work related issues and eating distress.

We can sometimes find ourselves going through difficult times in our lives – fear, loneliness, grief, anger or guilt. You could be going through a crisis such as bereavement or a sudden change in a relationship or work. Counselling can help to make sense and meaning and to support you through a crisis in your life.

I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of Counselling. The therapeutic relationship can provide you with a safe base to feel truly heard, accepted and understood in a non-judgemental and confidential environment.

My own personal life experiences are what motivated me to train as a Counsellor. I trained as a Counsellor for five years and it was during that time that I found my passion for the person-centred approach, which primarily puts the client at the centre of the relationship. Although the experience has taught me that ‘one size does not fit all’ I now integrate skills and techniques from other approaches as appropriate to each individual client. 

My aim is that therapy will be a collaborative, personalised, authentic and rewarding experience. During sessions, I may use psychoeducation where I feel this may be beneficial to you to enable you to gain an understanding and to increase self-awareness. I believe that a client should have a ‘toolbox’ to use following their therapy journey. I am currently working in private practice in Gosforth, in addition to a North East Mental Health charity.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling - University of Sunderland
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling - Tyne Metropolitan College
  • CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling - Tyne Metropolitan College
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills - Tyne Metropolitan College
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Certificate of Proficiency (BACP Register)
  • Safeguarding Level 2
  • Qualifications in both English and Maths
  • Certificate in Grief and Loss
  • Suicide Awareness
  • In addition to many workshops to date

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

Sessions are priced at £45 for face to face counselling. Telephone and online (zoom) sessions are £35.

Further information

I attend monthly supervision, hold an enhanced DBS certificate, fully insured and adhere to data protection laws. In addition, I believe that in the field of Counselling, learning is an ongoing process and I am fully committed to regular CPD to enhance and further my existing knowledge and skills. In addition to research on best practice, published research and guidance issued by NICE guidelines. 

I work on both a short and long term basis with individuals over 16 to help them overcome barriers and gain invaluable self-awareness. 

Wallsend, Tyne And Wear, NE28

Gosforth, Tyne And Wear, NE3

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone