- Phone number
- 07931 985519
- Flexible hours available
I work Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during the daytime and have limited evening appointments on a Wednesday and Thursday.
About me and my therapy practice
I know how difficult it can be to decide which counsellor is best for you, so I offer a free introductory session, which can give you an opportunity to ask me any questions and for me to explain how I work.
I am work face to face and also offer outdoor therapy sessions which some clients find very helpful, and this can be either walking or finding somewhere to sit. One advantage of therapy outdoors is that it can bring the restorative power of nature into the therapy process. I also offer online therapy using Zoom or WhatsApp video.
My aim is to offer you a safe non-judgemental place where you can begin to look at some of the issues that are troubling you. I work in an integrative way which means that I aim to tailor the counselling to suit each client, using a variety of approaches such as CBT, psychodynamic and attachment approaches, as well as some creative ways.
I incorporate regular reviews into the counselling work, so that there are opportunities to take stock, check how you think your counselling is going, re-evaluate any goals you may have set and what the way forward might be.
I have in the past worked as a music therapist, and have extensive experience in that field too, so am able to bring the benefits of that experience to my counselling work. I offer short-term and long-term face-to-face counselling for individuals. Sessions are 50 minutes long and generally held weekly. I have experience of working both in private practice and in counselling agencies, previously in London and now in Newcastle. The venue has some free parking and the nearest Metro is Haymarket.
I also work with clients who have difficulties with dissociating and those with Dissociative Identity Disorders.
My first session
The first session is up to 50minutes long, and is a time when we can get to know each other a little. It gives you an opportunity to ask me questions, and tell me something of what you might like counselling for, and it gives me an opportunity for me to tell you a little about how I work and what you can expect from me.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Loss, OCD, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Cognitive, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited