BSc PGDip PGCert MBACP MBPS
I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and am based in Bishop Auckland.
I am a counselling therapist, eco therapist and yoga teacher. I particularly enjoy working outdoors with clients amongst nature which I believe has added benefits to the therapy process. I use an integrative approach to therapy and have increasingly integrated yoga, somatic movement, embodiment, breathwork and mindfulness into my work with clients. I have been working in the therapeutic field for over 15 years working with clients addressing a broad range of mental health difficulties. I have had experience working in secure settings such as psychiatric hospitals and prisons and also in community for the NHS, hospices, addiction services and charitable organizations.
MBACP PG Dip
I am a BACP/ NHS qualified and registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over 15 years experience. I have worked in Primary Health Care for 9 Years and have have had a private practice for over 10 years.
My integrative approach allows me to combine the best of the counselling approaches and adapt them to suit the needs of the individual. I believe that everyone can have the freedom to choose how to live and can find confidence, self worth and self esteem.
I can help with the following issues: Addictions, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Career coaching, Life coaching, Personal development, ADD / ADHD, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Men’s issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Women’s issues, Child related issues, Relationships, Sex-related issues, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues
I have worked in the field of Psychology and Counselling for over 20 years. I am a fully qualified professional who creates a safe environment in order to foster a clients personal growth and transformation.
I prefer working an integrative approach to help clients facilitate empowerment and goal attainment. I can help with most issues/life experiences although I specialise in Trauma Recovery with people from 13 years old onwards. I have worked/still work with Durham Constabulary, local Sexual Assault/Rape Centres, Social Services, Victim Support Homicide Service, Charities and was the former Counselling Manager at the double award winning South Durham Counselling Service.
I am fully qualified in Counselling and have been since 2015.
I work generally within the Person Centered Approach, though i do combine it with other models depending upon what you as a client may need. I have worked with clients who have had a wide range of mental health difficulties and issues such as; Anxieties, depression, bereavements, alcohol and drug issues, mental health and everyday stressors to name a few. I have also worked within schemes with the police such as Check Point. I do face to face appointments and more recently voice/video calls appointments due to the current Covid crisis.
As a counsellor I continue to learn and grow within my field and provide a safe environment for my clients to explore within their sessions.