- Flexible hours available
I provide face to face sessions on a Thursday from the therapy room at Sound Mind and Body, a short walk from Four Lane Ends Metro station.
Address: The Exchange, Front St, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7XE
I provide online, telephone, video and live chat facilitated therapy through an online platform Monday - Friday between the hours of 10am and 7pm, evening and weekends sessions available on request.
About me and my therapy practice
I view psychotherapy as a psychological way of treating presenting features or challenges. I want to create a space where you can tell your story, in your own words, to explore and process what is happening for you. I'm an assimilative, integrative therapist - I'm human first everything else second. This means that as a psychotherapeutic counsellor, I use Transactional Analysis as my core model of therapy and take bits and pieces from other models to fit your needs and tailor your treatment plan and contract.
Psychotherapy and counselling can come in many forms and be accessed through a number of different channels.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship at it's core is two individuals having a conversation and relating to one another through the lens of their lived experience. I might not have walked the same path as you, but I'll listen to and reflect your experience of your journey with intrigue, curiosity and space for reflection.
How long does therapy take? How long is a piece of string? It depends, in all honesty, what the therapeutic contract is, and what you would like to work towards. We can cover this during treatment planning and initial meeting.
I'm comfortable using a single session approach (Windy Dryden also calls this 'therapy plus'!) which is one therapy session with the option for more if needed, or planning short (6 - 8 week) or longer term psychotherapy (20+) sessions as required.
If we're not a good match, that's not a problem - you can always switch things up and be matched with another therapist. We're not going to like everyone we meet, and not all therapists are suitable for all people. As much as I would love to be able to help everyone I meet, I accept that we all have different needs, styles and preferred personalities. That's the beauty and richness of diverse human experience.
My first session
The first session, or consultation, is free of charge so we can have an open conversation without obligation or expectation.
During the consultation, we might complete an initial assessment, which is in a questionnaire format, to help us plan and agree potential therapeutic goals.
What I can help with
ADD / ADHD, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Loss, Mood disorder, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Integrative, Phenomenological, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy