INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

I provide face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy to people of all ages from Newcastle and the nearby area, and virtual therapy to people from across the UK. This includes young adults (aged 16 and over), those of working age and older adults, who are experiencing various difficulties and issues.

Regardless of your gender, sexuality, religious and political beliefs, I will empower you to make sense of your life. Through one-to-one support, I can help you to understand your personal challenges and experiences, to enable independent decision-making, to identify and facilitate desired changes.

COUPLES THERAPY

Couples I work with from across the UK, span all ages ranging from young relationships or newly dating, to married people in their late sixties, regardless of their sexual orientation or relationship status.

By supporting couples through their problems – whether related to a communication breakdown, separation, divorce, co-parenting, betrayal or conflict, I encourage clients to uncover their own solutions.

WELLNESS AT WORK

Couples I work with from across the UK, span all ages ranging from young relationships or newly dating, to married people in their late sixties, regardless of their sexual orientation or relationship status.

By supporting couples through their problems – whether related to a communication breakdown, separation, divorce, co-parenting, betrayal or conflict, I encourage clients to uncover their own solutions.

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

I believe that successful supervision is a fully collaborative, interactive and integrative process which facilitates personal and professional growth.

Taking an evidence-based approach, combined with diverse clinical experience, I aim to support mental health professionals and students in the development of reflexive practice. To help improve your skills, ensure quality of client care – as well as your personal wellbeing – I offer clinical supervision both online and face-to-face.

I can also meet external supervision needs for your employees, teachers or lecturers.

TAILORED THERAPY APPROACHES

Through talking therapy, I help clients to address current issues in the here and now with counselling sessions focused on how to cope. Our work together is likely to be short and medium-term and usually includes CBT, Transactional Analysis and Mindfulness.

A: Counselling
Through talking therapy, I help clients to address current issues in the here and now with counselling sessions focused on how to cope. Our work together is likely to be short and medium-term and usually includes CBT, Transactional Analysis and Mindfulness.

B: Psychotherapy
Supporting clients through the removal of the source of their problems, psychotherapy considers your feelings and experiences related to the then and there. This talking therapy is typically long-term work, focused on finding solutions. Therapy approaches may be a blend of Integrative, CBT, Transactional Analysis and Mindfulness.

C: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
A powerful therapy used to specifically help clients successfully heal from trauma, EMDR is usually short to medium-term work. I recommend clients have at least six 75 minute-long sessions.

EMDR could be the right choice for you, should you be dealing with one significant traumatic event, or multiple experiences that can cause mental health implications. This may be Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, panic attacks, phobias or other common conditions.

D: Sand Tray and other creative methods
Interactive and expressive therapies can help clients through process work. By going under the cognitive defences, you are able to make a deeper connection with parts of your younger self.

Often involving more internal processing of your emotions and experiences, you may find that you talk more, or less, than you are accustomed to during traditional therapy sessions

Virtual therapy tips

Here are some tips to effectively prepare for an online therapy session with ClearBlues Counselling:

  • Ensure your computer or mobile device is set up ahead of your session’s start time, including turning on the microphone and video features

  • Position the webcam at eye level, if possible, or at a suitable height so the therapist can see your face

  • Position yourself facing the light – not with your back to the window or light source, as this makes it difficult for your therapist to see you. It’s best to first check that the lighting in the room you are using for your session is going to be adequate

  • Make sure that there will be no interruptions for the duration of your therapy session and the door is shut. If you’re worried about being overheard by other people, you could try placing a speaker behind the door playing low music or white noise

  • Put your devices in ‘do not disturb’ mode to stop any notifications coming through which could disturb the session. This includes the computer or mobile you are using and any other smart devices

  • Have a glass of water and some tissues accessible to you for the session

  • Avoid alcohol or drugs before the session, so they’re not in your system during your therapeutic time

  • Please do not record any sessions. None of your sessions will be recorded by ClearBlues Counselling, unless this has been mutually discussed, agreed and you have provided a signed consent form

  • Do not let another person observe or listen to any part of your session, unless your therapist has given prior agreement.