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What therapy approach do you use?

I am a humanistic, integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. I work on the basis that each individual has the potential to grow or change in the ways they want to, and I integrate different theories and models to help clients achieve this.

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 my work to the needs of each client. This might include elements of psychodynamic psychotherapy, gestalt therapy, cognitive behavioural approaches, existential counselling, and relational psychotherapy.

Do you specialise in a particular area?

I work with a wide range of problems and difficulties and I do not limit my work to one specific area. Over time, I have found that my approach is often very effective for clients experiencing self-esteem issues, including low self-worth, extreme self-criticism, and feelings of shame and failure. I find it hugely rewarding to help such clients find ways to accept, value and like themselves.

What are your fees?

I currently offer weekly therapy in person or by Zoom, and I charge £60 for a 50-60 minute counselling session. I offer a free initial phone consultation before we meet. 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 have a counselling room in Newcastle city centre for face-to-face appointments. Please note that there is no step-free access to this room. I also offer online sessions by Zoom, so you can have therapy from home if this works better for you.

What are your qualifications?

I have a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, a Diploma in Psychotherapy, a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Studies and an MSc in Psychotherapy.

What are your professional registrations?

I am an accredited member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and a member of the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling, and I work to their codes of ethics and practice.

Do you offer sessions covered by private health insurance?

I am a recognised psychotherapy provider for Aviva, AXA Health and VitalityHealth. If you have a policy with one of these insurers, contact them to confirm whether your policy covers you for psychotherapy work with me.

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