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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 my client with empathy, acceptance, caring, and genuineness. Each person has within them unique resources and part of our process is to bring those to be central to the client’s healing and emotional well-being.
The work has a framework of boundaries, contracts and agreed goals. Within that, work will include looking ‘out there’ (what is happening in the client’s life) 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 therapies we can use creative work, if the client is comfortable with this, including drawing, sand-tray, guided imagery and transcendental meditation.
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 have counselling rooms in Hexham and Morpeth.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Trauma, Personal development, Identity issues, Men's issues, Self esteem, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Cognitive, Creative therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work