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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.
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
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.
When I work
Flexible service, evening and daytimes.