If you are struggling with stress, anxiety, panic or low self-esteem then I can help you. Working together, we can explore your difficulties and develop strategies to help you cope with them. This brings benefit and hope, not just for now, but for the future too.
Counselling is all about you but you need to take the first step. I think it can be much easier to make initial contact with someone when you know something about them, so… here's a bit about me!
I am a born and bred Geordie, though having been brought up in Gosforth, many people deny my accent! My absolute favourite colour is blue. I am a member of The Cloud Appreciation Society. I have enjoyed a number of hobbies ranging from kickboxing, to patchwork quilting, to playing guitar and brass (not that I am much good!).
Before training as a counsellor, I worked as a dentist. I realised that what I really loved doing was working alongside patients who struggled with low self-esteem, mental health problems and phobias. I re-trained, initially at Newcastle University where I gained my psychology qualifications before going on to qualify as a counsellor at Sunderland University. I love working with clients. Someone once asked me if I ever got bored and the honest answer is that I don’t! I love my work and why would I feel bored when everyone I meet is different?
You are reading this for a reason. Maybe you are wondering whether Newcastle Counselling is for you? It may be or it may not! Clients that I have worked most successfully with using counselling and/or EFT are those suffering from, stress, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, abuse, understanding who they are and why they do the things or react the way they do, bullying, bereavement or depression.
The best way to find out whether Newcastle Counselling is for you is to call me for a free initial chat. This will give us a chance to discuss what is going on for you and whether it might be beneficial for us to meet in person. I look forward to speaking to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I am a registered member of the BACP.
- I am an accredited certified member of AAMET.
- I am a qualified counsellor and accredited EFT practitioner
- FdA (Commendation) Counselling
- GradDip (Distinction) psychology
- PGCert psychology
- BDS Dentistry
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Call me for a free initial chat to find out how I could help on 07901 218 165.
Sessions are £50 (£60 from 6pm or weekends). If cost is an issue then please let me know and I will see if I can help.
If you are unable to attend an appointment, please give 48 hours notice otherwise the full fee is still payable.
Monday to Friday: 08.30 - 20.00 Saturday: 9.00 - 13.00 Other times available for online counselling. Please get in touch for more details about evening and Saturday appointments.
Counselling sessions are available in person and also online.
Saturday and evening appointments are available.
A first appointment is usually available within 48 hours.