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, the UK Council for Psychotherapy and with the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling, and work to their codes of ethics and practice.