My style is warm, non-judgemental, creative and hopeful. I am an experienced UKCP Accredited psychotherapist offering face to face sessions from my beautiful therapy room in the Ouseburn.
Who can I help?
Whatever you are going through, you don’t have to go through it alone. You might be seeking therapy to get support with something specific that has happened to you. A trauma, the loss of a loved one, loss of work, identity or purpose. I can provide you with a safe and confidential space for you to process your experience and find a way to heal and move forward.
You might be seeking therapy because you have been struggling for a long time. Do you suffer from anxiety, stress, depression, low self confidence, no sense of identity or just a general sense of unhappiness? If so psychotherapy can really help. Psychotherapy is an in depth relational approach that allows for long term change.
Often the ways in which we struggle in life begin in our childhood where our own individual blueprint for being human is made. Exploring this together with a kind curiosity we can find understanding and empathy for your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in the here and now. From this comes the freedom and space to choose more helpful and fulfilling ways of being such as increased autonomy, spontaneity and intimacy.
I am an integrative, relational, humanist psychotherapist with core training in Transactional Analysis. I use my skills and experience to tailor a therapeutic approach that suits you and your needs, to help you reach your goals.
I am a naturally creative therapist and I am able to offer a range of techniques to support therapeutic exploration and change. This can include the use of story and metaphor, sand tray, guided imagery, dream work, drawing, painting, clay, body work, mindfulness and relaxation.
Above all I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship in which I invest myself professionally, genuinely, emotionally and lovingly.
Before training to become a psychotherapist I was an artist and arts educator. I worked creatively with people from vulnerable and hard to reach communities, enabling them to have their voices heard and their stories told through the creation of artwork.
During this time I came to understand the therapeutic and cathartic benefits of using creative techniques to explore and express oneself. This experience fueled my desire to help people on a deeper level and so I began my training to become a psychotherapist. I completed my qualification in Adult Integrative Psychotherapy at the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy in 2020. I have been in practice since 2016.
I began my practice as a therapist at the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy where I worked with a range of people both long and short term. I also gained several years experience providing training therapy to trainee counsellors and psychotherapists. In 2022 I set up my own therapy practice in the Ouseburn.
I work from my beautiful and comfortable therapy room in an old school in the Ouseburn in Newcastle upon Tyne. The building and my room is accessible to all and has free parking so easy to visit.
With views of the trees out of the tall arch window, you can hear and see nature change and grow through the seasons as you go through your own therapeutic journey of change.
The relationship with your therapist is key in this healing process so it is important to find a therapist who you feel comfortable with, and that you feel you can relate to. As it takes time to work this out I offer a free initial zoom call as our first meeting.
After this if we feel like we would be a good match we would meet for two assessment sessions where I would seek to find out in more depth about you and your life and the things you are struggling with. These two sessions also give you the opportunity to get to know how you feel working with me before making a commitment doing the deep and healing work of psychotherapy.
So if you feel like I might be the right person for you, please get in touch and ask me any questions you might have. I look forward to hearing from you.
Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.