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About me and my therapy practice
Talking honestly about our true thoughts and feelings can be difficult, as can finding someone to share them with. My aim first and foremost is to provide a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment in which you can speak freely and feel you are being fully heard.
Working together in partnership our sessions 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 help you to move forward in your life with a greater sense of purpose and well-being.
I work with adult clients of all ages on a wide range of issues, especially anxiety related problems, confidence and self-esteem. Other areas I can work on with you include relationship problems, depression, loss and bereavement, stress and concerns around ageing.
I work alongside my wife who is also a counsellor at our private practice in Whitley Bay, within easy 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 trained hypnotherapist with a particular awareness of the ways mindfulness and relaxation can help in dealing with problems such as stress and anxiety.
This means that, if you feel it would be of benefit to you, I have the experience to help you develop self-help and coping strategies alongside our other work together.
I offer a free half-hour initial consultation which will give you an opportunity to consider whether the kind of counselling I offer is suited to your needs. You can take time to decide whether you want to go ahead.
The number of sessions you attend is up to you and the nature of the problem you are experiencing. I can work with you either short-term or long-term and will give you a realistic idea of what can be achieved in the time agreed.
What I can help with
Self-harm, Anxiety, Bereavement, Loss, Trauma, Depression, Personal development, Health related issues, Self esteem, Identity issues, Sexual identity, Men's issues, Relationships, Redundancy, Stress, Anger management, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Integrative, Person centred
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work