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(Registered MBACP, Psychotherapeutic Counsellor)

About me

It can be hard, starting therapy. Telling a stranger the story of your most painful experience or memory. Describing the darkness and crippling self-criticism of your thoughts. It might, for some, be the hardest thing they ever do.

Are you tired of living with self-doubt and anxiety? If you’re struggling with stress, anxiety or depression in your life and can’t, or don't want to cope with it any more. I can help you get to the true cause. I work deeply with my clients to discover the origins of the problem, and what or who might be maintaining it. Depending on what is required, I can be insightful, analytical and challenging. I also offer my easy going manner and sense of humour to help you find understanding and lasting positive change. 

Based in Whitley Bay, my professional training is of the highest BACP and UKCP standard. I’m a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor offering online and face-to-face therapy sessions for those experiencing all kinds of issues from relationship difficulties, grief, depression and anxiety, all the way to complex PTSD from trauma and childhood sexual, psychological and physical abuse. 

The first session is half price.

Are you 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.

Pete.

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

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute online or face-to-face session.

First session, half price.

When I work

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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, NE26

Seghill, Cramlington, Northumberland, NE23

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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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.

Online platforms

VSee
Zoom