What therapy approach do you use?
I am a humanistic, integrative counsellor. The core model I trained in is Transactional Analysis (TA), and this forms the basis of my approach, but I also use other therapy models to help me tailor the counselling to each person I work with. This might include elements of Gestalt therapy, cognitive behavioural approaches, existential counselling, and relational psychotherapy.
What are your fees?
I currently offer therapy by Zoom, and I charge £45 for a 50-minute counselling session.
I offer a free initial phone consultation before we meet, and a first assessment for £25 for a 50-minute session. You can find all the details on my Fees page.
How many sessions will I need?
Everyone who comes to therapy is different, and there isn't a set number of sessions. I offer both short-term and long-term therapy. Some people find a few sessions is enough to help them deal with their issue, and for others long-term work might be more suitable. This is something we will discuss between us, to make a decision that works best for you.
Where will the sessions take place?
I can offer appointments in my counselling room in Newcastle city centre, which is fully accessible. The sessions are socially distanced, without masks. I also offer online sessions by Zoom, so you can have therapy from home.
What are your qualifications?
I have a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Northern Guild Psychotherapy and Counselling. I am currently completing my MSc in Psychotherapy, also at the Northern Guild.
What are your professional registrations?
I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and with the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling, and work to their codes of ethics and practice.