About me

Are you struggling with life? Even if you can’t put your finger on why... perhaps you're suffering anxiety; an overwhelming sense of worthlessness? Low self-esteem? I have in depth training and experience of helping people with issues ranging from grief, depression and loneliness, to existential anxiety, PTSD and suicidal thoughts. I can help alleviate stress and guide you through exploring your difficulties and emotions in a comfortable and confidential manner.

I'm an Integrative Humanistic Person Centred Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, which means I combine many modalities of therapy including CBT, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, phenomenology... But I also have a sense of humour, I'm creative in my style and have a flare for employing the use of metaphor, active imagination, Guided Imagery and dream analysis in promoting exploration of the subconscious mind. Sharing the journey to understanding and freeing my clients from unrealistic expectations and critical judgements of themselves is core to my practice.

I'm a laid back guy, this helps my clients to feel relaxed and safe, vital for working in depth on issues such as historical trauma, sexual, physical and psychological abuse which require a strong therapeutic connection and trust.

Based in Whitley Bay, contact me to book a session or talk through your therapy options. We can talk about your concerns, I’ll try and guide you to your solutions.

Types of appointments currently available:

Walk and talk sessions on Whitley Bay beach are back on. Meeting up face-to-face for a stroll along the prom or beach is an amazing backdrop for therapy sessions. Naturally the weather may have a few things to say about how therapeutic this is! If it gets bad, there's always...

Online therapy. Video call sessions via VSee and Zoom. If you have a laptop, tablet or mobile phone and privacy, this can be a great option. Staying in the comfort of your own home saves the anxiety of 'other people' and saves travelling time... However, if your own home is what you need to escape, leaving the house with your phone and some headphones to attend the call on the move or in a safe place can also work. This is dependent on a full battery, at least a 4g signal and plenty of data (preferably unlimited). If not possible...

Phone call. Maximum accessibility for those who need it. Potentially less effective due to the lack of visual and physical cues, but still a viable option in combination with face-to-face and video call as a means of maintaining consistency.


Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling awarded by the Northern Guild of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Jesmond, Newcastle.

6 Years experience counselling NHS patients at local GP surgeries.

45 years of life.

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.


£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session.

The full fee is required to secure your appointment at the time of booking, This is refundable only if more than 24 hours notice is given.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I have online video appointments available on week days from 10am to 8pm. Feel free to text or email to arrange a session.

Looking forward to speaking to you.

Further information

I'm now offering online therapy (video call sessions via VSee and Zoom).

Whitley Bay
Tyne & Wear


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheel chair access is available at the Netherfield surgery in Seghill.

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