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About me

I am the founder and CEO of a community mental health charity called I.M.P.A.C.T Northeast and a commercial mental health organisation Moment of Truth. I am an experienced practitioner with over 20 years of experience working in the community with children and adults. I have been a qualified counsellor and mental health worker for over 6 years and I hold a Level 5 counselling supervision qualification. I have also worked as a community tutor for over 20 years.

I have lived experience of trauma, PTSD and abuse. I work with adults, children and families and specialise working with traumas, phobias, Anxiety, Stress, Depression and sexual abuse, LGBT issues. I create a safe, open and non-judgmental space for you to explore your worries and concerns.

As an Integrative Therapist using a person-centred approach, I offer a genuine, non-judgmental and empathetic relationship, in a safe, confidential and supportive therapeutic setting. I believe no one shoe size fits all and I support you to create sustained change using various approaches and techniques to 'tailor' your needs. Everyone's personal struggle is unique and no-one journey is the same.

I also offer psycho-emotional- education courses to support and embed new skills and knowledge to further empower you to take control of your well-being and future. Helping you to gain relief from your symptoms.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Member of British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy MBACP.
  • Level 5 Counselling Supervision Course
  • B.A Hons Counselling,
  • FDA in Counselling
  • Level 4 in Training & Education,
  • Rewind Therapist
  • NCFE L2 Certificate in understanding children & young peoples mental health
  • Mental Health First Aider,
  • Awareness in Anxiety Diploma,
  • O.A Dip (Child Psychology),
  • Dip. Child behaviour,
  • Dyslexia Therapist,
  • Certificate in Counselling Children & young people,
  • O.L Dip. Attachment
  • MIND: Suicide Prevention Training. A life worth living
  • Diploma Grief & Bereavement
  • Friends Resilience Licensee

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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From £30.00 to £75.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

First Stage- I offer a free  informal telephone consultation or initial assessment. This is so you can decide if I am the right therapist for you. It helps you to ask questions and hear my voice and I will hopefully rest any anxieties you may have and answer your questions about the process and there is no obligation to continue.

Please call me on 0191 367 0105 or if you prefer please email me.

Second stage- when you are ready, you can  contact me and we can plan your therapy together creating a unique and individual plan.

Sessions costs vary

£35- £50ph for individual Counselling/ coaching  (1 Hour)

£75.00 for family/couples (1 hour 30 mins)

£30.00 - Group Therapy (2 hours)

£50.00 Supervision (1 Hour)

£10.00 PD groups (1 hour)

£20.00 Group Supervision

Commercial and schools services cost vary please get in touch for further information.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Weekdays some evenings & weekends

Further information

Do you need counselling

If you have found yourself here you must be questioning if you need counselling to help support you with any current difficulties that you may be experiencing. I cant give you this answer to this question, however we can have a conversation to see if counselling is the correct path for you.

13 Tavistock Place, Sunderland, SR1 1PB

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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In person

I have extensive counselling experience and feel that I am equipped to provide a high standard of supervision for counsellors and trainees.

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