What I offer
I am a fully qualified, (BSc (Hons), Dip. Counselling, MNCS Accred, MBACP) professionally registered Psychotherapist and counsellor. I trained at The Northern Guild for Psychotherapy, which is regarded as one of the best training organisations for psychotherapy and counselling in the UK. I am registered as a data controller with the ICO and I am insured, and enhanced DBS checked.
I am an Humanistic Integrative therapist, which means my "eclectic" style of therapy is adaptable to the individual. The integrative approach views the client as a whole, and considers many different therapy styles and approaches to find what works for the individual, and appeals most to their personality and attachment style. I use many techniques but specialise in Transactional Analysis.
With a background in Psychology and a combined experience of over 7 years, I can help with a range of presenting issues. I specialise in, but not limited to working with the following:
Bereavement and loss
Confidence and self-esteem
I offer both weekly and fortnightly face to face therapy sessions. I also offer online counselling sessions via Zoom - Get in touch to find out more.
My Qualifications and Experience
Accredited Member of National Counselling Society (MNCS Accred)
Regsitered member of BACP (MBACP)
Enhanced DBS check
BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling (BPS accredited)
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling/Psychotherapy (BACP accredited/UKCP validated)
Cruse Bereavement certificate in bereavement counselling
Psychological Wellbeing Assistant - 3 years
Samaritans listening/suicide prevention training - Volunteer for 6 months
In House Counsellor at NHS GP practice - 2 years
Senior Psychotherapist and Counsellor at The Sanctuary, Shildon - (current)
Fee structure - Affordable therapy
Initial assessment fee £15
Session fee thereafter £25
I strongly believe in affordable therapy for all, which is why my prices reflect lower than those of the average private practitioner. I also offer a limited number of concessionary sessions to those in receipt of state benefits (including retired and pensions), those working minimum wage, zero hour contracts, and self employed. These are subject to availability and require documentary evidence - please get in touch for more details.
About Counselling - Does it work?
While counselling and psychotherapy are generally regarded as beneficial, please be aware this may not be so in every case. The therapeutic relationship is based on trust and mutual respect, guided by the clients developmental process. The main purpose of the therapeutic setting is to create a space in which to facilitate this development.
Schedule a Session
Please get in touch if you want to book a session or have any further queries.