Hello and a warm welcome to my profile.
I provide short and long-term counselling to adults, couples and young people over 12 years of age. I can help you to work through your difficulties and confusing emotions, which at times can feel overwhelming and too hard to manage alone. For some, the overwhelm leads to self-harming in various ways. I can help you to feel less isolated and develop your confidence to take more control over your life.
I am a fully qualified and Senior Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have lived and worked in this area for 30 years and have over 20 years’ experience of working therapeutically with children, adults and families within the NHS, schools, prisons, national children’s charities and also privately. I am also a trained and experienced clinical supervisor and trainer.
My specialisms are trauma, grief and loss, relationship difficulties and sexual abuse. I can also help with many other problems that people bring including feeling generally stuck, anxious and/or depressed, and am happy for you to ring me to discuss your situation.
My underpinning therapeutic approach is Person Centred and creative, and I regularly integrate other approaches e.g. solution focussed and cognitive. This means the way in which I work is always informed by you, and I believe that the relationship is the most important aspect of therapy. Together we will look at ways of coping with what is happening right now, and also explore past experiences that may have impacted on your confidence and self-esteem and ability to manage current difficulties.
Prior to commencing my career in counselling, my professional life covered a wide spectrum which I regard as having provided me with a host of experiences and learning opportunities that have given me invaluable life experience and a solid foundation for therapeutic work.
Please ask about anything you would want to know – I am happy to answer any queries about how I work to help you decide if you think I am the right person for you.
or call 07940 465131
I am based at:
The Bodywork Centre, 4 Eastgate, Hexham NE46 1BH
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