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Counsellor and Psychotherapist. BACP Reg. UKCP Accredited

About me

Hi there, I am a warm and compassionate psychotherapist who provides a confidential and non-judgemental counselling service for Adult clients. I have over 10 years of experience working relationally with clients. Within this time frame I have worked with a variety of client issues including anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, low self-esteem, bereavement/loss, coping with caring responsibilities and I have considerable experience of working with work related issues.

I offer a 50 minute session beginning with an Initial Assessment. . This session allows an opportunity to discuss your concerns or anxieties in an open and supportive environment.

I offer both short and long term sessions, dependant on the issues you present at your initial assessment. I offer a relational therapeutic approach in a very calm and comfortable environment.

Please get in touch if you think I can support you in any way.

Training, qualifications & experience


BA (Hons) Advice, Guidance and Counselling.

Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

PG Diploma in Psychotherapy with Merit.

Diploma in Psychotherapy.


I have completed all of my Counselling and Psychotherapy training with the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling (NGP) who have an excellent reputation for training in the Counselling and Psychotherapy profession. My main theoretical approach is Person Centred, which is the foundation for my work, but I also use many other therapy models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis.


  • Previously worked as a Counsellor in a NHS service with GP referred clients.
  • Currently working as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist in private practice.
  • Currently working as a Counsellor in a Local Authority Occupational Health department.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer both short and long term work depending on the issues you present at your initial assessment. I offer a 15 minute telephone discussion prior to a session booking to allow prior discussion on questions you may have.

All sessions including the initial assessment are 50 minutes and will cost £50.00.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer day and evening face to face appointments on a Tuesday and Thursdays.

I offer zoom appointments on all weekdays.

Further information

Appointments can be booked at short notice depending on my availability. You can contact me using the following details, please leave a message on my mobile and I will get in touch as soon as possible.

Telephone no: 0770 9287828


Royal Quays Business Centre, Coble Dean, Royal Quays, North Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE29 6DE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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