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I am a fully qualified, experienced, counsellor who takes an integrative approach to therapy. This means I try to focus on what you need, using techniques and theories from different areas of counselling and psychotherapy.
I see my role as creating a space where you can explore what matters in a safe, non judgemental space. I use a number of interventions, as appropriate, such as journaling, mindfulness, art therapy, stone work and other gestalt, cbt and person centred techniques.
My clients tell me they value my down to earth attitude, my open mindedness, my compassion, and that I do not “seem like a therapist”. I do not believe I am an expert who can tell you what to do. I am a trained professional who can walk alongside you and use my expertise to help you work out the issues that matter to you.
WHERE CAN COUNSELLING TAKE PLACE?
This can be particularly useful to a number of people, either because of time, location, other commitments, disability, or convenience. Sessions can take place either via webcam, or instant messaging. I currently work with people from across the world, including expats who find online counselling ideal for their needs.
Face to Face;
I also offer conventional in person counselling, based in the Tyne Valley, around 30 minutes drive from Newcastle, in Stocksfield or Prudhoe.
For some, especially those with negative experiences of counselling, or institutional abuse in their history, offices and enclosed spaces can be distressing. Others find nature itself to be healing, and research bears this out. Living as I do in the beautiful Tyne Valley I am able to provide walking therapy, an unconventional but increasingly popular way of doing counselling. We walk, and allow the session to unfold as we walk. I have a number of routes, and before the first session we would discuss your mobility needs, as well as any other concerns you might have.
All sessions usually last for 50 minutes and take place weekly. I am also registered with the BACP ,the largest regulator of therapy in the UK, fully insured and have a DBS check.
You can find out more about me on my website here https://counsellinginnorthumberland.com/ and you can contact me on northumberlandcounselling'gmail.com
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