I have always been interested in the mind and how the ways we relate to each other make a difference to the way we feel.
My early interests were in the relationship between psychology and philosophy, which I studied at university. Later I worked on policy for charities and a local authority. I became interested in communities and their inter-relationships and completed a PhD on communities and complexity theory.
I experienced my own life challenge, a stroke at the age of 42, and received some superb counselling. This re-ignited my interest in psychology and I decided to spend the second part of my career working in psychotherapy.
I bring a wide range of experience and knowledge to my work. The most important thing I bring is a commitment to working with you as an individual and providing a safe, non-judgmental environment.
I am committed to widening access to psychotherapy and volunteer with The Recovery College Collective in Newcastle.
Diploma in Psychotherapy, Northern Guild, 2019
Diploma In Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Northern Guild, 2017
Registered Member, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)