- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary Rates
About me and my therapy practice
I offer experience, compassion and a safe and calm private space where you can feel accepted without judgement. My greatest strength lies in my ability to engage quickly with an individual, being renowned for my warm, friendly manner which assists you in feeling comfortable and at ease. My accurate memory recall communicates you are being heard and understood. This allows a trusting therapeutic relationship to develop which may enable you to talk more freely and to be honest with yourself.
As a BACP Accredited Counsellor, I have worked therapeutically for over 15 years mainly within the NHS as a Practice Counsellor in GP surgeries but also providing staff counselling in hospitals and in the private sector. Additionally, I have worked with young people within a charity setting. My experience has allowed me to develop and utilise the skills required to work with the most diverse range of issues.
As a humanistic counsellor, I always place the building of a safe and trusting relationship as central to my work. I have developed my skills by completing an extensive range of courses, which allows me to work flexibly and to integrate other approaches depending on your individual needs or what would benefit you most.
Sessions last for 60 minutes and in our initial appointment we will explore why you are seeking counselling, and gain an understanding of what you may find helpful during our time working together. If you decide you would like further sessions then the frequency of the sessions can be arranged to suit you accordingly, but is often weekly. I am flexible in offering appointment times and provide short (usually 6-8 sessions) and longer term work depending on individual needs and preference.
I am located approximately a 15 minute walk from Durham City train and bus station and am easily accessible by car. Free car parking is available and I work from a ground floor room.Please contact me by phone or e-mail with any queries.
What I can help with
Addictions, Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Personal development, AIDS/HIV, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women's issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, EMDR, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited