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About me and my therapy practiceI am in private practice in North Shields and also at Gosforth, 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 offer an 'at-depth' psychological approach. I have particular experience of psychotherapy with adults who have recurring difficulties, such as repeated problems with personal or work relationships, anxiety, difficulties with managing anger, patterns of addiction or self-harm. These sorts of problems may be the result of difficulties from childhood or adolescence which were not able to be attended to at the time.
I am experienced in therapeutic work with children and teenagers, (age 4-19) 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 therapy for children, which allows a child to express in their own way what is troubling them. I also have an interest in helping children who have significant developmental problems. (inc. ASD, PDD.)
I offer a flexible, indirect approach for teenagers, adapted to the needs of each young person.
I originally trained in adult counselling, however, I've undertaken significant further study, including 4 years of specialist psychotherapy training to work with children and teenagers and two years of training to work with families.
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, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work