Qualifications: PhD, PGCE, MA, PGDHP
I am passionate about life, my health and well-being, and my desire is not to be the best, but the best that I can be. Over many years of research and personal investment in knowledge, I have developed a wonderful process that continues to enhance and change my life. As a qualified and experienced Existential Psychotherapist, I can help and guide other people to find meaning and purpose in their time on Planet Earth, resolving negative issues and conflicts of behaviour. I work with the whole person, emphasizing prevention and self-care,
teaching the powerful relationship of the body and mind.
I consider myself a gardener who plants seeds of potential and change, to enable clients to grow in the rich environment of knowledge and understanding.
I am an Existential therapist providing Psychotherapy in Newcastle upon Tyne, Psychotherapy in Durham, Psychotherapy in Consett, and in the North East. That means that I teach people how to release their experiences from the past to discover the magic of the moment. I then guide them to create their future. I have been trained to use many different processes and techniques. My work has shown me that we are all different and what works for one person does not necessarily work for another. The core of my therapeutic practice is iCBT, which is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle. iCBT aims to help clients to deal with overwhelming problems in a more positive way by educating the client through structured workbook reading and written exercises. Unlike CBT, iCBT deals with all issues from the past and the current. It provides structured education and the latest understanding on how the human mind works. iCBT includes unique techniques to control and eliminate negative thoughts, teaching meditation, and how to reset past traumas, providing guidance to beneficially change behaviour.
"Piglet?" said Pooh.
"Yes Pooh?" said Piglet.
"Do you ever have days when everything feels... Not Very Okay At All? And sometimes you don't even know why you feel Not Very Okay At All, you just know that you do."
Piglet nodded his head sagely. "Oh yes," said Piglet. "I definitely have those days."
"Really?" said Pooh in surprise. "I would never have thought that. You always seem so happy and like you have got everything in life all sorted out."
"Ah," said Piglet. "Well here's the thing. There are two things that you need to know, Pooh. The first thing is that even those pigs, and bears, and people, who seem to have got everything in life all sorted out... they probably haven't. Actually, everyone has days when they feel Not Very Okay At All. Some people are just better at hiding it than others.
"And the second thing you need to know... is that it's okay to feel Not Very Okay At All. It can be quite normal, in fact. And all you need to do, on those days when you feel Not Very Okay At All, is come and find me, and tell me. Don't ever feel like you have to hide the fact you're feeling Not Very Okay At All. Always come and tell me. Because I will always be there."
A life that matters, is not lived by circumstance, but by choice. It is not where you start it is where you finish. From this moment how are you going to live your life? Many problems occur in our lives because we only see life from our own perspective and belief system; it often takes someone to guide you, to help you too reflect on situations in a different way to turn your life around.