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 currently completing my Level 5 counselling supervision course. 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(currently completing)
- 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
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
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
£40- £50ph for individual Counselling/ coaching (1 Hour)
£75ph for family/couples (1 hour 30 mins)
£30 - Group Therapy (2 hours)
Commercial and schools services cost vary please get in touch for 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.