Hello and Welcome
Are you feeling unfulfilled or unhappy. Do you sometimes feel lost and unsure of who you are? Do you believe you are living your life to its fullest potential and are achieving your hopes and dreams? Or perhaps not? Do you find yourself saying 'no' when you really want to say 'yes'. Or vice versa? Are you stuck in a revolving situation that repeats in many different yet familiar ways?
There are often times when we make a startling realisation that this really is it. Life. Here and now. But if something 'feels' out of place or just plain wrong and there seems no other way than keep doing the same things over and over and feeling the same way over and over. Is this good enough? Perhaps it is time to address your self.
Our thoughts influence our feelings. Thoughts and feelings are integral to being human. Yet they cause untold unhappiness for so many. We learn beliefs throughout childhood which then influence our adult years. Some of these beliefs will be helpful. However many of them will not be helpful. This can be the basis of saying. "This is who I am". It is not however, entirely true.
Therapy and exploring who you really and truly are brings the potential for change that can turn your life around when you are ready and willing to face your self.
A little about me
I have a total of 20 years experience employed as a Counsellor in the fields of Substance Misuse (Counsellor for 12 years), Sexual Health (Counsellor for 12 years), Sight Loss (Counsellor for 18 years) and in Higher Education (Counsellor for 3 years).
I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy sessions in Blyth (Northumberland) which is near Newcastle.
I have been MBACP Accredited and Registered since 2004.
My way of working as a Therapist is to be open, transparent and accepting, to help clients feel able to explore whatever is causing them pain, distress or unhappiness in their life.
I particularly encourage exploration of patterns of old ways of thinking and beliefs which may be getting in the way of growth and reaching personal goals. Our busy lives do not always allow time to pause, stop and be still. As these are the times when we feel at our most relaxed and peaceful - bringing this practice into our daily life is so very important for us. The therapeutic space in a therapy session can assist this greatly.
I have experience in helping people in a wide variety of areas such as
Relationships (including Couples therapy)
Anxiety and feelings of Panic/Overwhelm
Bereavement and Loss
Feeling stuck/repeating familiar patterns
Where I am based
My Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice is based close to Blyth (Cambois Beach) Northumberland only 5 minutes from the A189 (Spine Road). Within easy reach of Newcastle, Morpeth, Ashington, Cramlington and surrounding areas.
I see individuals (from 13 years of age upwards) and couples. I can offer Face to face sessions, telephone sessions and FaceTime or Skype sessions.
I offer sessions in a peaceful and calm space for both individuals and couples and I also offer outdoor therapy sessions. for individuals.
An outdoor environment can allow nature and space to impact the therapy and moving whilst walking and talking can encourage expression of feelings and emotions that may be accessed more easily for some clients outdoors than it is in a therapy room.
Please feel free to email me or contact me by telephone if you would like to know more about Outdoor Therapy.
If you have any further questions please see the FAQ section at the top of this page.