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Reach For Solace Counsellors covering: GU6, DH8 & NE1

About me

Life can be challenging, daunting & overwhelming at times and we could all do with some help now and then. I believe with the right support, we can all achieve positive change.
I’m an integrative therapeutic counsellor working with Transactional Analysis, CBT and Gestalt. I can also work creatively with you to bypass cognitive defences and work with your subconscious on a deeper level of exploration and bring about positive change.

I deeply attune to you & respond to your individual needs, shaping my therapeutic approach accordingly. I assist you in the learning of useful coping & self soothing techniques to help you to feel better in present.

I have a wealth of clinical experience having worked in both the public & private sectors and currently work as the lead therapist at 'Reach for Solace'.

At Reach for Solace we offer emotional support, counselling & psychotherapy
in a safe, caring environment with an experienced & qualified therapist to help you find your balance.

Therapy can help build awareness of yourself, help build self esteem, restore balance, enhance your relationships, improve your self image and your confidence.
Therapy can help to understand where your opinions and beliefs came from and how you came to be where you are now.

"If something eases your disappointment or grief, consider it a Solace"

If you are unsure if therapy is for you or you are feeling particularly anxious we offer an optional free of charge, confidential & commitment-free telephone conversation with a qualified therapist. Your initial face to face counselling/psychotherapy session is half price.
In your initial session you will be able to discuss further what you can expect from therapy, we can find out more about you and what has brought you to us at Reach for Solace.

We provide a discreet service ensuring confidentiality & anonymity. Our service is not signposted as a counselling service ensuring discreet access & egress.

There is an opportunity for you to ask any questions and look at any concerns you may have in relation to coming for counselling in your therapy sessions or during your free telephone call.

Our last appointment we offer is at 8 pm every evening and we offer Sunday appointments as we understand people lead busy lives.

Our Services:
Emotional support
Individual therapy
Life Coaching

Contact us today to see how we can help or visit our website for more information.

When it all feels too much...'Reach for Solace'.
A haven for Counselling, Psychotherapy & emotional support

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications I have obtained are:

Diploma in therapeutic Counselling at the only Accredited course in the North East- Northern Guild for Counselling & Psychotherapy.

I am a member of the BACP

Member organisations


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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

All therapy sessions last 50 minutes

After your half price initial consultation prices are then as follows:

Individual Counselling £50
Couples Counselling £60
Psychotherapy £60

When I work

I am offering virtual appointments via Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp video call & telephone.

Mon-Sat: 9am - 9pm Sun: 10am - 4pm

Further information

Our work carried out across most areas of counselling has included:

Establishing a relationship of trust and respect with clients
Agreeing a counselling contract to determine what will be covered in sessions (including confidentiality issues)
Encouraging clients to talk about issues they feel they cannot normally share with others
Actively listening to client concerns and empathising with their position
Accepting without bias the issues raised by clients
Helping clients towards a deeper understanding of their concerns
Challenging any inconsistencies in what clients say or do
Helping clients to make decisions and choices regarding possible ways forward
Referring clients to other sources of help, as appropriate
Attending supervision and training courses
Undertaking personal therapy
Liaising, as necessary, with other agencies and individuals to help make changes based on the issues raised by clients
Working to agreed goals in relation to client contract
Undertaking group as well as individual therapy on occasions
Keeping records and using reporting tools.

4 Parkgate Cottages, The Common, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8SG

Clavering House, Clavering Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 3NG

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme