Jungian Oriented Integrative Psychotherapist and Sandplay Therapist
UKCP registered psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor.
Professional psychotherapy, counselling and supervision service for people who want some help in fulfilling their potential. Appointments available in Newcastle upon Tyne, close to city centre with good public transport links and free onsite parking and also in the Corbridge area of Northumberland
Individual counselling and psychotherapy (short term time-limited and long term depth work).
Couples counselling and therapy for Relationship Issues including affairs and betrayals. (Couples work is usually short term. Some couples may return after the initial course of therapy for a 'top up' or to address new issues that have arisen.)
Family Therapy,Family Counselling, Family and parent consultations, involving all members or parts of your family to address relationship difficulties, parenting concerns or crisis within the family.
Supervision for psychotherapists and counsellors working with adults and children. I also offer supervision and professional mentoring to allied professionals.
Coaching & mentoring for psychotherapists and counsellors working towards accreditation.
Professional Development Training courses for Psychotherapists, Counsellors and Allied Professionals.
Organisational in house training and consultation services.
Training, qualifications & experience
BA (Hons, First Class) Creative Arts, Specialising in Creativity as an Aid to Wellbeing
Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy
UKCP registered Psychotherapist
Trained and experienced Clinical and Training Supervisor
ISST Jungian Sandplay trained
34 years working in a variety of mental health and therapy roles.
36 years work in social care with families & carers and children & young people.
30 years Private practice counselling and psychotherapy with adults, families and young people.
As well as my work in private practice I have worked in a variety of settings within the voluntary and statutory sectors and NHS.
Specialising in working with anxiety and depression, relationship issues, family issues and choices, abuse, trauma and related issues, anxiety, life stage and transition issues, bereavement (including still birth, early infant death, miscarriage and termination grief) chronic and debilitating illness and psychosomatic problems.
Experience working with Generalised anxiety disorder, long term and chronic mental health issues, personality disorders and other disorders, particularly bipolar disorder/manic depression and psychosis.
I also have experience and expertise working with spiritual issues in therapy including spiritual emergence and emergency and other transpersonal issues as well as long standing experience working with people from BAME and LGBTQ+ communities.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Many clients ask about anger management when they contact me. Whilst I recognise that some people may struggle to manage their angry feelings, often they have very good reason for feeling angry. I believe that the main task of anger management is often to recognise and acknowledge our authentic anger, identify the ways we are expressing this which we, or others may find difficult or distressing and then learn how and when it is appropriate to affect the changes necessary in both ourselves and our situation.
My first training (B.A.) was in Creative Arts with a specialism in Creativity in Health and as an aid to Wellbeing, This allowed me to develop experience and skills in the creative art therapies and I am able to use many creative techniques in my work with individuals and groups. I have also offer training therapy and clinical supervision to trainees on Art Psychotherapy courses.
I have a full Sandplay resource in my office and offer Jungian Sandplay Therapy sessions.
From £65.00 to £135.00
Free initial telephone session
Individual Counselling/Therapy £65 Daytime 9am-4pm, £75 Evening 5-9pm
Couples Therapy £90 (Daytime), £100 (Evening)
Family Therapy £100 (£110 Evening)per fifty minute session (double session recommended for at least the first session)
Parent Consultation £85 (Daytime) £95 (Evening)
Clinical Supervision and professional mentoring £65 (Daytime) £75 (Evening) (£92 for a one and a half hour consultation for daytime and £112 for evening )
Visiting Trainer for in house training £1,000 per day plus travel
I am able to offer sessions either in person, over the phone or via Zoom platform.
I offer a free 15 minute initial telephone consultation.
We all need a hand up sometime. Whether we are struggling with what is happening or has happened in out lives, or have just decided it's time for the next push towards achieving our goals, at some time we will all need a bit of a hand.
Friends can often be a great help, but sometimes we need someone who can bring a fresh approach to our interests and concerns. That's where psychotherapy, counselling or professional development mentoring can come in useful.
Whether you feel you need some help with kick starting your professional development, or have difficulties with emotional or relationship issues, I can offer time limited or open ended counselling and psychotherapy, clinical supervision and professional development and mentoring as well as some very interesting workshops.
Please feel free to contact me for more information. You may also like to look at my website.