Hello, I have worked in the health service for 39 years before going into private practice. During that time I refined my skill set, both as a family therapist and as an expert in complex and challenging children, including those with a learning disability or autism.
I always work collaboratively, seeking to harness the strengths of the family and the individual. I have lots of different ways of working and it is my job to find which way works for you. I am accustomed to working with cases of high complexity, liaising with other professionals, where appropriate and with your permission.
A typical session lasts an hour in an undisturbed and tranquil environment
I have helped families and individuals work towards shared goals to improve their quality of life. I always seek your feedback at the end of every session. I can arrange an initial home visit if this is useful to you, however I believe that therapy requires a safe, detached environment, that I can provide at the North Sands Centre.
It is i think difficult to find the right therapist so i offer a free 30 min consultation so
Please feel free to email so we can arrange this and you can find out if i have the right skill set for you. I look forward to being of assistance to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Systemic Practice - University of Northumberland
Diploma Systemic Teaching, Training and Supervision
Registered nurse learning disabilities (RET)
39 years NHS experience
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Families with children whose behavior is extremely challenging.
Individual Sessions 40- £60per hour dependant on income
Family or group sessions 60- £75per hour dependant on income
I am an AFT approved supervisor and can provide supervision to professionals as part of their CPD.
i will work collaboratively with you to provide supervision to meet your individual needs . i offer a free 1 hour consultation so you can asses if we are the right fit.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesday all day Wednesday am Friday pm evening appointments Tuesday and Friday
Types of client
Supervision & training
I am an AFT approved supervisor and offer professional supervision as part of your CPD.View supervision profile