- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I am currently available for face to face appointments. (With appropriate safety measures.)
I also offer online sessions if preferred.
About me and my therapy practice
I am in private practice in North Shields where I see children, teenagers and adults. I also meet with parents as a necessary part of the work with a child or young person.
I also practice at Gosforth for approximately half a day per week.
My general approach;
I offer an 'at-depth' psychological approach, which offers more permanent change.
As well as offering general counselling and psychotherapy, I have particular experience of psychotherapy with adults who have acute or recurring difficulties. These may include repeated problems with personal or work relationships; with acute or ongoing anxiety; with managing anger; patterns of addiction or self-harm. These sorts of problems may be the result of trauma or other difficulties from childhood or adolescence which were not attended to at the time.
I also offer therapeutic work with children, teenagers and young adults, (age 4-25). I am able to see children and young people with a wide range of emotional and/ or behavioural problems.
I mainly work via non-directional play for children, which allows a child to express in their own way what is troubling them.
I have considerable experience in working with children who have serious developmental problems. In 'play' with me, I have generally seen that these children are able to achieve significant improvements in all areas.
I offer a flexible, indirect approach for teenagers, adapted to the needs of each young person.
I originally trained in adult counselling, however, I have undertaken significant further study, including 4 years of specialist psychotherapy training to work with children and teenagers. I have been in my own practice for nearly 10 years.
I usually charge 50 pounds for an initial consultation. While my 'standard fee' is 45 pounds for an individual session, fees can be negotiated on an individual basis.
I am currently willing to offer a number of places for low fee sessions, where these are needed because of the current situation. Please contact me to discuss this.
My first session
I am willing to offer an initial short Skype or telephone consultation at no charge.
What I can help with
Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Asperger syndrome, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Family therapy, Person centred, Play therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Families, Groups, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work