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Frequently Asked Questions!

What theraputic approach do you use?
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I'm a humanistic, intergrative counsellor and Psychotherapist. Whilst the core model I trained in was person centered therapy, which forms the basis of my approach, I am intergrative in philosophy and practice. I utilise a variety of techniques and therapy models which help me tailor counselling to each individual I work with. This might include elements of transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy, existential counselling and relational psychotherapy.  The way I work is guided and led by the client themselves, their wishes, issues and learning style. 

Who do you work with?
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I have a wide range of experience supporting adults of all ages from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Regardless of your age, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexuality I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to explore the issues impacting on your life and wellbeing. I am a LGBTQ+ affirmative counsellor, whether you are straight and cis gendered or identify as part of the  LGBTTQQIAAP community you are welcome and will be afforded a safe and inclusive space to share your difficulties. Further information regarding LGBTQ+ Read more 

What are your Fees?
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I currently offer therapy in person at my counselling room in Whitley bay or by Zoom or telephone. I charge £50 for a 50-minute session.

I offer a free telephone consultation before we meet if requested. You can find all the details on my Fees Page. 

What are your qualifications?
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I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy from Aberdeen University. I also have a BSc in Psychology. I have completed additional training in Transactional Analysis, LGBTQ+ Counselling, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Bereavement Counselling and Trauma informed practice. 

What are your professional registrations?
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I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and work with their codes of ethics and practice. I am insured and work regularly with a clinical supervisor to ensure ethical and safe client practice.

How many sessions will I need?
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Everyone who comes to therapy is different so there isn't a set number of sessions. I offer both short-term and long-term therapy. For some a few sessions is enough to help them identify and deal with their issue, for others long-term work might be more suitable. We will discuss this together to make sure we make the decision that's best for you.

What age do you work with?
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I am experienced working with adults, children and young people. I have worked in secondary school and higher education settings and work with anyone aged 11years +. I hold an advanced DBS certificate. 

Any other questions?
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If you have any other questions please get in touch via email here or call 07961488257.

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