- Phone number
- 07722 988674
- Flexible hours available
- Available for home visits
- Concessionary rates
Evening and Saturday morning appointments are available on request and subject to availability (due to demand).
About me and my therapy practice
I began my counselling career approximately 23 years ago, working with people with long term, debilitating illnesses, at The John Richardson Trust (which then became Tees Valley Counselling Services.) I took a break from counselling while my children were growing up and worked in a Primary Care setting for 13 years, delivering short term therapy, until I decided to focus on my private practice.
My core training was in Person Centred counselling, but over the years I have developed a more integrative approach to therapy and am quite capable in using a number of different ‘tools’ of the trade, including (but not limited to) Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (CBT), Bereavement Counselling Mindfulness and healing with creative media. I engage in regular continued personal development , keeping my skills honed and updated.
I offer face to face counselling in my very comfortable therapy room, and also offer online and telephone counselling . Unfortunately, the building is not wheelchair friendly, but I do offer home visits to compensate for this.
I offer confidential and expert psychotherapy and counselling in a safe and comfortable environment and I am enthusiastic and passionate about my work.
I aim to build a therapeutic relationship with my clients in which they can explore and express their difficulties without judgment.
Although I offer therapy on relationship issues, I must clarify that I do not work with couples.
My first session
During a first session I will go through a therapeutic agreement with my clients so that we can explore our expectations of each other, in the therapeutic relationship.
I will then ask about what the client wants to achieve from therapy, thereby establishing realistic goals.
Depending on the complexity of the problems presented by the client, I will explain the types of therapy I am able to offer and agree a plan of action with my client.
What I can help with
Abuse, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited