- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
About me and my therapy practice
I know that it can be a daunting and scary time when we find ourselves having to look for a counsellor. It can appear to be like sticking a pin in a map. I believe that the foundation of any counselling is the working relationship. This enables exploration and understanding of the issues which prompted your search of the BACP counselling directory.
I have worked as a counsellor since qualifying in 1999, providing counselling and supervision in the Durham area. My initial training was in the Humanistic Integrative model, (an approach that systematically considers the whole person - mind, body and spirit). since qualifying I have extensively widened by knowledge and experience, to include EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing - a treatment designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories), sand and art therapy and working with the inner child and the subconscious. I understand the we as humans, are all individuals and need the counselling experience to be individually tailor-made to gain the most from our sessions.
I have mainly worked providing counselling to the NHS in GP practices, helping clients heal from a wide range of issues. I have also worked with ASCA (Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse) and MIND mental health charity, alongside my private work.
I have rooms available in Sacriston (wheelchair access) and Chester-le-Street at present.
I have had feedback throughout the years from clients and colleagues that I have integrity and a down to earth, calm style of working. I believe in making the counselling experience as comfortable as possible, even when exploring difficult issues and yes, dare I say, sometimes even enjoyable.
I look forward to welcoming you.
What I can help with
Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, ADD / ADHD, AIDS/HIV, Asperger syndrome, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Creative therapy, EMDR, Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Neuro linguistic programming, Person centred, Play therapy, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic
Clients I work with
Trainee, Adults, EAP, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited