- Flexible hours available
About me and my therapy practice
Hello, thank you for visiting my profile.
Are you struggling with an issue that is holding you back? Are you experiencing stress or unhappiness? Would you like space to explore past experiences? From time to time we all need support to make sense of our thoughts and feelings and to find a way forward.
I am an experienced person centred counsellor who will sometimes integrate other approaches. My counselling practice offers a safe environment which is supportive and affirming of cultural and identity differences. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming in my approach.
I work in a trauma-informed way tailoring therapy to suit your needs to help you achieve what you want from our work together. In our sessions you will have: space to explore what is going on for you, be supported to find insights and a greater understanding of yourself, become more aware of past and present issues so that you can feel better and move forward with confidence.
Before starting my practice, I worked as a counselling service manager and counsellor for a mental health charity as well as providing counselling in schools and for a bereavement service.
My counselling experience includes working with domestic abuse and sexual violence, childhood trauma, bereavement and complex grief, employment support and a wide range of mental health issues.
Relationships can often come under pressure from everyday life or as a result of difficult events and experiences. In relationship counselling I offer you a safe neutral space to explore feelings and to develop stronger connections and healthier communications.
How I work:
I can work with you over an agreed time period, short or long term or on an open-ended basis.
Sessions for both individual and relationship counselling are 60 mins. Sessions of 90 mins are also available for relationship counselling.
Where sessions are held:
My counselling practice is based in North Shields and is conveniently located in the town centre close next to the metro and buses or there is on street parking close by.
I also offer online sessions to suit client need.
My first session
Prior to starting therapy I offer a free 20 minute phone call by way of introduction, to answer any questions you have and to enable us both to consider if we are a good fit for what you need. We then book in your first session.
The first session is an opportunity for us to meet and discuss more thoroughly what is going on for you and I will ask some questions to enable me to assess your needs and for us to collaboratively decide on a way forward.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Integrative, Person centred, Solution focused brief therapy
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainees
How I deliver therapy
Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited