About me

I'm the owner & therapist at Next Step Counselling Psychotherapy and Wellbeing a leading provider of therapeutic & wellbeing interventions in & across the North East of England. With private premises in North Tyneside, we offer a range of high educational & therapeutic wellbeing services; including counselling for adults, children & young people.

I am a professionally qualified counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. Established in private practice in 2013. My knowledge and skills have developed through my psychotherapeutic work in private practice, I will share this knowledge with you where it would be helpful, to enable you to develop tools to use in everyday life beyond therapy.

I believe that there is always something new to learn working in this field & make a regular commitment to on-going professional development and clinical supervision. I believe I'm very approachable & able to communicate on all levels. Taking the first step to contact can sometimes be the hardest, for further help or information please see my website.

Training, qualifications & experience

Throughout my working life I have been involved in enabling people to grow and change. Prior to this I worked in finance & training, after a U-turn in career it lead me into counselling where I trained in a hospice & High School. Continuing my career as a school counsellor & tutor.

I work with children and also I have also have experience working adults working on a wide range of problems; Grief, Trauma, Sex Problems, Anxiety, Depression, General Mental Health to name a few.

Member organisations


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

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

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Additional information

Please see my website for further details prices range from £21-£45 for private therapy for individuals, couples, children and families. And between £25 - £40 for supervision.


Flexible service, evening and daytimes.

Next Step Wellbeing
54 Front Street
Whitley Bay
Tyne And Wear
NE25 8AQ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Although we do offer Skype as an alternative.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I am a professionally qualified counsellor, psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer.

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