During the COVID-19 pandemic, I am seeing psychotherapy & counselling clients online or by phone. I have sessions available for new clients, please get in touch for further details.
Thinking about Counselling or Psychotherapy can seem daunting. 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 to understand yourself, develop self-awareness and start to make your own choices in life.
I am a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist and Pyschotherapeutic Counsellor. I am a registered member of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy ) and a member of the Northern Guild of Psychotherapy in Jesmond where I trained. I have been working with a wide range of issues including :- stress, depression, anxiety, bereavement, early trauma and relationship issues.
I have been working with clients in the NHS primary care setting for a number of years and have worked with a broad range of issues. My work is all supervised in accordance with UKCP guidelines and I adhere to the UKCP Code of Ethics.
Having trained in Integrative Psychotherapy, 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. Transactional Analysis is a way of understanding and intervening in human behaviour and empowering people to take responsibility for their lives.
What is central to my work is empathy, unconditional positive regard, warmth, respectful challenge, congruence and respect.
Above all, what is important to me is that I can offer you a safe, non judgemental confidential space to help explore and work through the situation or patterns of behaviour which have brought you to therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Psychotherapy, Northern Guild of Psychotherapy.
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Northern Guild of Psychotherapy.
Certificate in Transactional Analysis 101.
I have been working in an NHS primary health care setting since 2013 working with clients referred for counselling or psychotherapy
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
From 1st January 2021 my fees will be £50 per 50 minute session
I offer a free 15 minute phone or video call so we discuss what you are looking for in a little more detail.
Evening and Weekend appointments available