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About me and my therapy practice
I work primarily with anxiety related issues such as generalised anxiety, fear and panic, as well as with clients experiencing problems with self-confidence.
As a person-centred counsellor my main aim is to provide a safe, confidential non-judgemental setting where you can feel you are being fully heard.
Our sessions together will help you to gain insight and perspective, to tap into and understand some of your deeper feelings and emotions and to let go of them where appropriate.
This will allow you to move forward in your life with more confidence and a greater sense of purpose and well-being.
To reinforce the counselling process I can also help you to develop coping strategies and calming techniques to manage the difficult thoughts and emotions that accompany feelings of anxiety, stress and low mood. This may be especially useful if the feelings you are experiencing interfere with your day-to-day ability to function effectively.
I work with adult clients of all ages who are experiencing anxiety and self-confidence problems. By self-confidence I mean self-worth or feelings of 'not being good enough'. Other areas I work with include depression, loss, bereavement and stress. I also work with couples as well as individuals who have relationship issues.
I share a private practice with my wife Michaela - also a BACP registered counsellor - in Whitley Bay, within walking distance of nearby metro stations. Free on-road parking is available outside.
In addition to having a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, I am a qualified hypnotherapist. This means I have a particular awareness of the ways mindfulness and relaxation can help in dealing with problems. I also have additional training in couples counselling.
I offer a free half-hour initial consultation which gives you an opportunity to consider whether the counselling I offer is right for you.
What I can help with
Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work