- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
I currently (summer 2023) work on Mondays and Wednesdays only. Tuesdays may be available. Last session is 5.30pm
I can usually see an enquirer within 4-5 days for an initial conversation. Having said that I have limited times available, so we'll hope to match your availability with mine.
About me and my therapy practice
Welcome to this brief outline. Reaching out for help doesn’t come easily to many of us. Especially when we’re trying to contend with (maybe struggle with) something very personal. I acknowledge the effort you’ve made to seek out therapy, at what might be a tough time for you.
At the core of my approach is providing each client with empathy, acceptance, care, and genuineness. We work together to reduce the emotional difficulties you are living with. Each person has within them unique resources and insight and part of our process is to bring those to be central to the client’s healing and emotional well-being. I have worked with clients who are on the autistic spectrum.
The work has a framework of boundaries. Within that, work will include looking ‘out there’ (what is happening in the client’s life, including his or her relationships) and ‘back then’ (how the past has shaped who the client is today). The relationship that develops between my client and I is always very important, with trust and safety as cornerstones of that relationship.
I use a number of counselling approaches in my work with clients. As well as talking therapy ( such as Transactional Analysis and CBT) we can use creative work, if the client is comfortable with this, including drawing, sand-tray, guided imagery, mindfulness and relaxation techniques.
An initial face-to-face consultation is free of charge. This is an opportunity for you to get a feel of how we could work together and to ask questions. I use beautiful, quiet counselling rooms in Hexham, quite central in the town with easy parking.
I have been in private practice for six years in the North East, though started seeing clients from early training days in 2014.
I work two days each week, Mondays and Wednesdays. The rest of my week I pursue other professional interests, as well as resting and playing. I believe this keeps me fresh and energised.
I am fortunate to work with amazing men and women clients. However the majority of my work is with men.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Types of therapy
CBT, Cognitive, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work