Finding a therapist can seem daunting and taking that first step is courageous! I believe that therapy is about understanding yourself better; gaining tools and resources; and learning to make different choices about how you would like to live your life.
I’m an integrative psychotherapist working with Transactional Analysis, CBT and Mindfulness. I also use a range of creative tools to help you to understand yourself and express your emotions. Perhaps more importantly, I provide a safe non-judgemental space that is for you. My approach is integrative and is guided by the needs of the individual. I am also a mindfulness practitioner and teach individuals how to use mindfulness and meditation to manage difficulties and live fuller, richer lives. I offer short term and longer term therapy.
I have 11 years experience and have worked with a range of difficulties including abuse, anxiety, bereavement, eating distress, relationship difficulties and stress.
I offer face to face counselling/ psychotherapy in Newcastle City Centre and I also offer online sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling from the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling (2012)
- Diploma in Psychotherapy from the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling. (2021)
- Breathworks Living Well Accredited Trainer (2011)
- Diploma in Clinical Supervision from the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling (2015)
I began my first counselling training in 2010 and finished my psychotherapy training in summer 2021. However, I believe that we never really finish training and we are constantly learning, particularly from our clients. Prior to formal counselling training I have had experience of working on telephone helplines.
I have offered counselling and psychotherapy in a number of settings, including GP practices, workplaces and through NIWE Eating Distress Service.
I am also a director of Mindful Therapies, a not-for-profit organisation based in Newcastle that offers affordable mindfulness classes and courses. I also teach mindfulness to counsellors.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session
£45 per session
I am able to offer sessions during office hours, evenings and weekends