- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
I am available for face to face appointments. (With appropriate safety measures.)
I offer after hours appointments and some Saturday mornings.
I also offer online sessions.
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.)
My general approach;
I offer an 'at-depth' psychological approach, which offers more permanent change.
As well as offering adult counselling and psychotherapy for a wide range of issues, I have a particular interest in and experience of therapeutic work with adults who have acute or recurring difficulties. These may include problems with personal or work relationships; ongoing anxiety and/ or depression; managing anger; OCD; psychosomatic problems, eating disorders; patterns of addiction or addictive behaviour; self-harm. These sorts of problems can often be the result of difficulties from childhood or adolescence which were not attended to at the time.
I offer therapeutic work with children and teenagers, (4yo-18yo), and 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 themselves in their own way.
As a child plays, although my response is natural, it is also based on my training, clinical thinking and understanding. The outcome is that the child gradually feels and manages better and is also helped on to a better developmental track.
I have considerable experience in working with children who have serious developmental problems. I have generally seen that many of 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 specialist training to work with children and teenagers. I have been in my own practice for more than 10 years.
I usually charge 50-60 pounds for an initial consultation. My usual fees are then in the range of 40 -50 pounds for an individual session; fees are negotiated on an individual basis.
In some circumstances, I am willing to offer a place at a lower fee.
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, Autism spectrum, 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, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work