Counselling and Psychotherapy in Northumberland for Prudhoe and surrounding villages, Corbridge and Hexham
Welcome to my Website
I have many years experience working as a counsellor and psychotherapist in various settings. I now work only in private practice with individuals, offering short-term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy. I hope these pages will give you a sense of me and how I work, so that you can decide whether therapy might be helpful to you.
The reason you are here will be very personal and specific to you. I imagine it has taken some courage to get this far and you are wondering whether therapy can help. Talking things through with family and friends can be helpful; but have you found yourself holding back from being open, wanting to protect them or fearing being too much for them? Or do you find them telling you what you should do without hearing what you want. Talking things through with a therapist can give you the confidential space to work things through. In providing a safe, calm, and supportive environment I can help you to explore more fully what you are experiencing and open up possibilities for change.
There may be issues from your past that are interfering with your ability to live life as you would like to. Or you may be struggling with relationship issues, at home or at work, that are leaving you unhappy or unfulfilled. Perhaps you find yourself meeting the needs of others, maybe not even knowing what your own needs are. Maybe you find it difficult to say "no".
Or maybe find yourself feeling overwhelmed and anxious; always feeling "on alert"? Perhaps you put a smile on for others, hiding how you really feel - it's exhausting isn't it? These ways of being in the world have enabled you to survive in the past but may no longer help as they once did.
"What we do to survive is often different from what we may need to do in order to live" - Rachel Naomi Remen
As an experienced psychotherapist I am skilled in working with clients whatever they may bring. Sometimes that is a sense of "just surviving" rather than fully living. Sometimes there is a specific issue that is making coping with daily life more difficult. And sometimes there is just a feeling that life could be better.
I have particular experience of working with issues of;
Why not get in touch and see whether my counselling and psychotherapy practice might be right for you? It is important to me that you find the right therapist for you, so there is no commitment until after our first meeting. Some clients decide by the end of the session that they are wanting to continue, but there is no expectation from me that you must do that.
“Suffering is our call to attention, our call to investigate the truth of our beliefs.”
― Tara Brach
― Tara Brach
My therapy practice is based in Ovingham, Prudhoe; just north of the Tyne and half-way between Newcastle and Hexham. I work daytime and evenings Monday to Thursday. Please contact me for current availability.
My practice can be accessed from Hexham and villages surrounding Prudhoe via train, bus or car.
Whilst my preferred way of working would be to be in a room together with someone, working on-line has been an effective option during this pandemic. If you have specific reasons that would make coming to my office difficult I would be happy to discuss the possibility of working with you online.
If you have a specific question about psychotherapy and counselling that is not answered within these pages, please do email me and I will try to answer you by the next working day.