- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Welcome. You must be looking for some support and understanding at a difficult or anxious time for you, maybe a time when you want to make some changes and feel better. I hope my skills and experience can assist you.
I offer Person Centred therapy, CBT and Transactional Analysis. Or, depending on your needs the best combination of these: I am an Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor.
I am committed to building a strong therapeutic relationship with absolute trust and respect; to allow you to talk openly with assured confidentiality, compassion and confidence.
I also offer coaching for personal or professional development. I have experienced first hand, as coach and coachee, how coaching helps you to take key steps to make powerful changes and turn your potential into your reality. Coaching can literally change your life.
Since 1995 I have dedicated my working life to Secondary School Education as an English Teacher, Assistant and Deputy Headteacher and Educational Consultant. I am still focused on helping people under and over 18 to grow and thrive. This is still my vocation, in a therapeutic context.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and therefore accountable to their standards for the safety of the public and the profession.
My Private Practice is in the heart of Sunderland at Hope Street Xchange, adjacent to Sunderland University Campus. I work with clients in a central, positive, secure and comfortable space.
Transport is easy by train, metro, bus or car. There is disabled access.
I offer flexible hours and Saturday appointments.
Telephone and online sessions are offered.
My first session
Before the first session you can feel all kinds of emotions -apprehensive, afraid of what you're starting, relieved...
This is why I offer a fifteen minute free telephone consultation. So you can start putting your mind at rest about how counselling works and if I am the right person for you. I will gather key information and you can ask questions.
A contract is signed by both parties in the first session so that there is an understanding of the agreed expectations.
So, feel free to have that initial phonecall and make the best decision for you. I look forward to working with you!
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Development coaching, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Leadership coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited