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I am a person centred counsellor, integrating different models of counselling to meet individual needs. Providing a confidential service, in a safe and comfortable environment to individuals experiencing difficult times leading to anxiety or relationship issues.
Experienced generic counsellor including areas in:
- Confidence and low self esteem issues
- Relationship issues
- Mental health
- A wide variety of abuse issues and addictions
- Learning disabilities
Issues are individual to the person and at times you may find yourself at a cross road wondering which direction to take and at this juncture you just need help to unfold the map to find your own route. Some issues may be personal in nature and difficult for others to fully understand, for example, bereavement, relationship or emotional problems, work or family related issues to name a few. No matter what the issue may be, talking to a counsellor can help you make sense of what is happening to you. Helping you make choices and consider ways to move forward.
I am professionally qualified and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and practice within the guidelines of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice.
Offering a fully inclusive, accessible, non bias service to anyone who needs help irrespective of their background, cultural beliefs or gender.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor in 2008
- I have worked in private care services and charitable organisations.
- Cross Cultural Counselling
- Mental Health
- Bereavement Counselling
- Post-traumatic stress counselling
- Intimacy & relationship issues
- Work related stress/anxiety issues
- Learning disabilities
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
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
£35.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£35.00 per 50 minute session
Fees to be paid by cash, bank transfer or cheque at the beginning of each session. Payments using bank transfers should be completed before each session.
I offer concessions for low income groups
I offer concessions for key workers
When I work
Monday-Friday 9 am-8 pm. Outreach sessions available depending on assessment.
If you feel as though you are dealing with issues alone or need an impartial insight, counselling will give you the additional support you need in a non judgemental environment to help you find your way through the fog surrounding you.
Your first session is your opportunity to meet your counsellor and discuss your needs and what you expect from counselling. The counselling sessions are client led and will move at your pace and where you want to go. A mutual contract of counselling needs will be discussed within the first session with reviews built in to ensure the counselling experience is meeting individual needs.
Sessions can be held in Consett and Gateshead in comfortable and safe surroundings. Home visits can be discussed and arranged dependant on need and suitability.
Also, I offer struggle sessions, designed to offer help when you are finding life difficult and feeling over whelmed. you can come for a one off session to unburden your issues.