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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 includes elements of psychodynamic psychotherapy, gestalt therapy, RF-ERP (rumination-focused exposure and response prevention), 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. 

I am also interested in helping clients manage OCD and other anxiety conditions using an approach called RF-ERP (rumination-focused exposure and response prevention). I completed training in this technique with Dr Michael J Greenberg, and I find it highly beneficial for many clients.

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 Bupa. 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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