About me

Mar 2021

Please note I am presently full and cannot take referrals, keep checking back.   I am now phasing back to in-person sessions, which is proving to be lovely to connect and reconnect with clients.   I still, however, offer Zoom sessions and will continue to do so going forward.

I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, I trained at the Gold Standard Centre for Excellence, The Northern Guild of Psychotherapy in Newcastle upon Tyne, on a registered British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP] course. I am an accredited and registered member of the UKCP [United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy].  I am a member of the BACP and The Northern Guild.  

I am a trained EMDR practitioner and a member of the EMDR [Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing] Association UK & Ireland. I am also trained by Laurel Parnell from the Parnell Institute based in California, USA in Attachment-focused EMDR.

I hold Professional Indemnity insurance, registration to the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) and a current DBS.

I spent 5 years counselling in primary care in a GP surgery, where I saw a wide client base who were referred to me by their GP.  I was Lead Psychotherapeutic Counsellor for a charity that provided palliative care and support to both patients with life threatening and life limiting illnesses and their carers.  I have a private practice where clients either self refer, or via their GP or third party/agency.

I use an integrative approach to therapy. Our therapeutic relationship is based on sensitivity, respect and an appreciation of all issues. Therapy is an opportunity for you to share personal difficulties with a trusted, professional and experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor.  I can provide the space and time for your personal growth as well as change. Therapy can help you understand the source of any distress or confusion you may be experiencing and if we can understand the reasons for these uncomfortable feelings it can often bring freedom, and the opportunity to consider an alternative way of being. If you feel depressed or just low, or are finding yourself overly worried or suffering from anxiety about life or aspects of life, click below to contact me.

I draw upon a range of therapeutic models from psychodynamic therapy to EMDR therapy and will select those that will be most helpful to you and through our therapeutic relationship I find most emotional difficulties can be overcome. I also use a variety of creative methods to aid self-expression; art, constellation work, stories and imagery therapy. Another therapy is Sand Tray Therapy; this can be of great benefit by exploring inner conflicts in a three dimensional and visual medium  I use a gentle, informal and relational style that suits most people.

I have specialist trauma therapy training and I am also trained in Attachment-focused EMDR and fully qualified in standard protocol EMDR [Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing] which is a specialist therapy that targets trauma, PTSD, phobias and anxiety.

I am a supplier of Touch Points, straps that are worn on either side of the body, generally wrists, that emit an alternate vibrating buzz,; they are worn to aid sleep and decrease anxiety.

I also offer Couples Counselling, Relationship Foundation Therapy and Relationship Conflict Management, including handling breakdowns constructively.   So if there is a relationship issue that you would like to talk about with an impartial third party, or if you are entering into marriage or a committed relationship and would like some relationship foundation therapy then contact me, click below to arrange an appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • D.P.C [Dip. Psychotherapeutic Counselling]
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • Certificate in Transactional Analysis
  • Fully Trained EMDR Practitioner
  • Fully Trained in Attachment-Focused EMDR
  • Training in TF-CBT
  • Accredited/Registered member of the UKCP
  • Member of BACP and on their Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
  • North East Media Spokesperson for the BACP
  • Member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland [Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing]
  • Member of the Northern Guild of Psychotherapy & Counselling
  • Member of Trauma Aid UK
  • Assistant forensic psychologist researching Child Sex Offending
  • Northumbria University Psychology Department research post
  • 5 years counselling in a GP surgery
  • 1 year as Lead Counsellor for Palliative Care Charity
  • My own Private Practice for 10 years
  • 30 years of volunteer experience in charity work and other organisations
  • Had a full time career and raised my 2 children and 3 step children, I'm also a grandmother.
  • Supplier of Touch Points

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • EMDR
  • Online EMDR
  • Positive Life Changes & Coaching
  • Motivational/Public Speaking
  • Relationship Conflict Management
  • Breakdown Management
  • Mentoring [career changes, qualifications, prolonged study periods, returning to work]
  • Guidance/Support and Training Workshops


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • £50 per individual session (50 minutes) talking therapy.
  • £60 per 50 minute EMDR or AF-EMDR session.
  • £80 per couple per 90 minute assessment
  • £60 per couple per session (50 minutes) 


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

July 2021 I am presently full and cannot take any new referrals.  Please check back regularly, or contact me for further information.  The above availability is remote availability.

Further information

I deliver workshops along with my colleague as part of Hedsu Training contact me for details.

Career & business mentorship - please contact me for details.

Rosedale Therapy
NE61 1RG

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.