Whatever it is that brings you to counselling, I will help you to bring about the change you are wanting to achieve.
You may have a personal goal in mind, or you may not know exactly what it is you need from counselling yet.
You may be struggling with life at the moment and finding it hard to see a way forward.
You may feel lost and not have a good sense of who you are any more.
You may have a long term condition that you need help with or you may have had a recent bereavement, separation or other traumatic life event.
Maybe things just don't feel right.
Whatever it is you need and wherever you need to get to, I am here to help you.
Counselling is empowering, liberating and can be life changing.
I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is key to effective growth and change.
I am a calm, warm and non-judgmental person. I offer a safe, comfortable and confidential environment where I can help you to deal with your difficulties and to work towards achieving your personal goals.
I offer a free initial 30 minute consultation.
I offer both daytime and evening appointments, whichever is more suitable for you.
I also offer Zoom video call and telephone counselling, if this is more convenient for you. Zoom and telephone is available to you wherever you are in the UK.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BA Hons Degree in Counselling.
I am a registered member of the BACP, the British Association for Counselling And Psychotherapy, and I work within their ethical framework.
I have training and experience in Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Inner Child Therapy, Psychodynamic Counselling, Mindfulness and Creative work.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My standard fee is £40 per 1 hour session, payable in cash at the beginning or the end of the session.
I offer a limited number of sessions at a discretionary reduced rate if you are financially limited. These are limted places and can't be guaranteed. Contact me to discuss this further.
I offer a free 30 minute consultation session, were we can chat and discuss your needs before you commit to 60-minute sessions.
Counselling students requiring therapy and personal development as part of their training pay the reduced fee of £20 per session.
Concessions offered for
My inviting and relaxing counselling room is located in Darlington, close to the town centre. There is a waiting area so that you can wait for your appointment in comfort.
There is plenty of free parking available.
I also offer Zoom video call and telephone counselling.
To get in touch with me, you can email me using the direct link at the top of this page. You can also text me or phone me on 07780 541 207, whichever is easier for you. I aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.