As a psychotherapist and counsellor I aim to help you gain a better understanding of yourself and others and to help you identify and work towards things that you want to change. I offer a safe and confidential space in which together we can explore the issues you are struggling with. Using an integrative approach, I draw on a variety of therapeutic models and techniques that are appropriate and relevant to each client. I work with my clients collaboratively and sensitively on issues that have been triggered by recent events or issues that are long-standing.
For the last six years I have worked with clients in primary care, bereavement support services and private practice, providing long-term and short-term therapy to adults. Prior to my current therapeutic work I spent several years completing my PhD research on the discursive constructions of Self and sexualities, and have been involved in academic research within health and social sciences for over fifteen years.
I trained and qualified as a psychotherapist and psychotherapeutic counsellor at The Northern Guild in Newcastle, UK. I'm a registered member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and the UKCP Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC).
As a practitioner within the field of psychotherapy and counselling, and to assure my clients of professional practice, I adhere to six key elements listed below:
Work within the UKCP code of ethics and good practice
Receive regular in-depth clinical supervision for my work with clients
Engage in ongoing training and professional development activities
Maintain my memberships and registrations with professional bodies
Have professional liability insurance
Maintain my registration as a data controller with the Information Commissioner's Office
If you would like to arrange an initial appointment or if you have any questions please get in touch: 07444 341 572 or