- Phone number
- 0191 5972188
- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
I am an experienced qualified counsellor. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental environment to allow you to explore the difficulties that you are experiencing. I work with individuals and couples on a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, social phobia, OCD, stress, low self-esteem, anger, relationship difficulties, abuse, loss and bereavement. I primarily work in a Person Centred approach, but integrate various models to meet your individual needs. These models include Gestalt, Existentialism,TA, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, as well as using creativity when appropriate.
During the CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, I will be offering sessions online via Zoom (this platform is similar to Skype but is more secure). These sessions can address any of the items mentioned above or issues relating directly from the current COVID-19 crisis.
I have worked for various charitable organisations, within the NHS and privately. I am a registered member of the BACP and subscribe to their ethical framework. I also have a current (Dec 2016) enhanced disclosure DBS, enabling me to work with vulnerable adults and children. I am always furthering my own personal and professional development, ensuring my skills and knowledge are up to date, and that I, too, am involved in the process of change.
I am also a qualified supervisor. As an experienced supervisor I can ensure you provide good practice for your clients, facilitate clarity in therapeutic dynamics and offer support in personal development and self-care.
I work in a Person-Centred approach, integrating other modalities when appropriate. I supervise counsellors of all modalities. I also provide supervision to students.
My qualification is in Creative Supervision, attained at the Jenny Biancardi Consultancy.
Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
My first session
Some people enter therapy knowing what they need to work through, others don’t. You may just have a feeling that something is not quite right. Regardless of what brings you to therapy I will meet you with warmth, empathy, understanding, and genuine interest.
I believe the therapeutic relationship between the counsellor and the client is central to fostering change. It can help you gain awareness of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how you interact in the world. Working collaboratively, we would identify both your strengths and areas for growth in order to draw on your resilience, enabling development and change to live a more fulfilling life. Effective therapy provides a confidential space to explore these issues and can be as short as a single session or it can last several years. My approach involves putting your needs at the heart of the therapeutic process and I will always work at a pace that suits you.
The initial session will enable you to see if we feel suited for a working relationship.
Please call to arrange, or ask any questions.
What I can help with
Abuse, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Business coaching, Cancer, Career coaching, Child related issues, Coaching supervision, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Children, Couples, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited