Emotional issues can feel complicated, contradictory and confusing. We can feel hijacked by feelings like anxiety, fear, anger and depression, to name but a few, which can leave us feeling overwhelmed, not knowing what to do.
Even though it can feel scary, could talking help?
I work with both couples and individuals and am interested in people and their stories. I aim to create a safe space where you can be heard. Through talking we can start to understand something about what is going on and then look at what might help you move forward.
I'm trained as a Gestalt Therapist and Couples/Relationship Counsellor and have been working with both couples and individuals since 2010.
I welcome people with diverse histories, experiences and identities, including those from minority groups.
Gestalt Therapy is a holistic, compassionate way of learning to get to know yourself, your thoughts and your feelings and from there choosing what feels right for you whether it be the same as you do now or something different.
My fees per hour are: Individuals £40 and Couples £50
I am well supervised by two qualified, experienced supervisors – they enable me to do the best I can for my clients. I also attend various Professional Development courses to keep me up to date and expand my knowledge.
Training, qualifications & experience
2017 – I started private practice
2014–16 – I worked with Mind in Gateshead
2010–14 – I worked with Relate in Newcastle
Training and qualifications
I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and in advanced clinical training with GPTI (Gestalt Psychotherapy & Training Institute)
2017 I attended two Gestalt Couples Counselling Training Courses at the Gestalt Centre in London, linking my Gestalt therapy training with my couples therapy
2016 I qualified as a Gestalt Therapist – Gestalt Therapy Training Course Award, Edinburgh Gestalt Institute – beginning with an Intensive Fundamentals Course, leading to a 3 year Gestalt Therapy Training course and a Certificate of Training – Gestalt Psychotherapy & Training Institute (GPTI) a three year GPTI Accredited Training Course.
2013 Certificate of Qualification as a Relate Counsellor – Relate Institute
2011 University Advanced Diploma: Introduction to Couple Counselling – The University of Hull
I have attended and continue to attend various CPD's (Continuing Professional Development courses) to keep me up to date and to expand my knowledge.
I started my training in the Republic of Ireland with an Introductory Course in Social and Health Education, then completed a Certificate in Social Sciences with the Open University. In 2002 I achieved a Certificate in Applied Social Studies at the Cork Institute of Technology and in 2008 I successfully completed Year 1 of the IACP accredited Diploma in Counselling (integrative). I then moved to England.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Feelings of helplessness or despair
Individuals £40 per hour
Couples £50 per hour
Fees are negotiable. I am happy to discuss concessions.
I offer both long and short term counselling and therapy – this is to honour what you may want or need.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work weekly on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Types of client