About me

I am a chartered counselling psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and HCPC (PYL28339). I work for a charity with 16-25 year olds to prevent homelessness and I also work privately in Durham on a Saturday.

I have previously worked as a specialist counselling psychologist within a pain management service. I am a trained cognitive behavioural therapist (CBT)and EMDR practitioner and I have experience of working in an affective disorders team in County Durham. During my time with the affective disorders team I worked with service users who were experiencing mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, personality disorders, psychosis, OCD, PTSD etc.

Prior to this I worked just under 6 years within an IAPT (increasing access to psychological therapies) service. Within the IAPT service I worked with individuals who were experiencing common mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, phobias, OCD, PTSD etc.

During my doctorate in counselling psychology training which I completed in 2012, I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity of working in an array of different settings both long term and short term with a variety of mental health difficulties. These have included the voluntary sector - bereavement, domestic violence services, and within police custody.

Training, qualifications & experience

Work Experience

  • Specialist Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Chronic Pain Management Service
  • Private Practice in Durham City Centre as a Chartered and HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist
  • Applied Psychologist within an Affective Disorders Team
  • Writing Court Reports as an Expert Witness ( Chartered Counselling Psychologist)
  • IAPT High Intensity Therapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapist)
  • Arrest Referral Worker (Focus on Offending Behaviours, Alcohol and Drugs)

Education and Qualifications

  • BPS Accredited Supervisor
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (working towards)
  • EMDR
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology at the University of Teesside
  • Accredited Drug and Alcohol Professional (Core Competencies Drugs Qualification (DANOS Standards))
  • Post Graduate Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
  • Diploma in Counselling Psychology
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


£70.00 per session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Therapy Session (online or face to face): £70 (50-60minutes)

EMDR (online or face to face): £105 (90minutes)

Trainee psychologists both therapy and supervision (online or face to face): £50 (50-60minutes)


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I offer online appointments during the week and face to face appointments on a Saturday. 

Further information

I am registered with the following insurance providers: AXA, AVIVA, WPA and Vitality.

Durham Therapy Centre
Room 6
26 Front Street
Framwellgate Moor

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

DBS check

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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.

A stairlift is available.

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