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About me

Make a Change

There are many reasons why you may be seeking out a therapist to help with the issues you face in your life. You may be experiencing distressing feelings; you may be approaching important crossroads in life and you’re faced with uncertainty; you may feel like your confidence or self-esteem is low. It may also be something more difficult to put your finger on – you may have an unnameable sense that something just isn’t right with your internal world and you want to make a change.

You may be wondering what it is that I can do to help, and how a relational approach to psychotherapy can support you in overcoming some of the issues you may be facing in life. So let me start there.
‘Just Talking’
While there may be no easy answers to the complex reasons you are searching for psychotherapy or counselling, I can provide you with a safe alliance from which you’ll be listened to and helped to frame the difficult questions. I can help you explore your emotional landscape at a pace that is right for you, without making judgements, seeking more to help you discover your meanings.
If you’ve never experienced therapy before, it can be difficult to believe that ‘just talking’ to someone can be helpful. I believe that the strength of the relationship between the two people involved in therapy is the reason why ‘just talking’ can make such a profound change to your life.
Sensing that you and your experience matter to another person – without conditions; sensing the impact you have on another person; sensing your own courage, curiosity and compassion strengthening alongside another person - that’s where I believe the healing in therapy takes place.
If you would like to contact me to discuss how therapy could make a positive difference in your life, get in touch via my contact details.
My Background
I have a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, a Diploma in Psychotherapy, and a MSc in Psychology. My work is accredited by both the BACP and UKCP – you can find accreditation details on the registers of these bodies and my work adheres to their ethical guidelines. While my core training draws from Transactional Analysis, I am an integrative, relational psychotherapist, which means I value an approach that places the therapeutic relationship at the heart of the process, which means your experience of therapy will be uniquely your own. I have a passion for working with unconscious process, through creative work, dream exploration, and foregrounding your own subjective, symbolic world in the therapy room.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Psychotherapeutic counsellor and a member of  both the UKCP and BACP.

I have a MSc in Psychology.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£50 for a 1 hour session.

When I work

I am available throughout the week, but I do not work on the weekend.

I have available appointments from 10:00-19:00 on those days.

61-63 High Bridge, Office 41, level 4, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6BX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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