Whatever you are looking for is also looking for you!
This beautiful quote abbreviated from Rumi, speaks to all of us and certainly spoke to me.
I studied the arts of theatre, fashion and art & design. Yet I worked with homeless youth, those who struggled with addiction; with individuals with mental health struggles in the community and within our local hospitals; with offenders and Victims of crime.
I searched for what could help the individuals I worked with daily. Many individuals told me of how they could find themselves repeating the same cycles and which therapies they had tried. So I went searching for something they hadn't tried. That's when in 2008 I began my journey in Psychotherapy.
Since then I haven't looked back! I am lucky enough to have the most fulfilling role in which I have met some of the most wonderful individuals, who have given me the privilege to be with them on their journey of analysis and discovery! I have not left my creativity behind though, I enjoy finding creative ways to deepen self understanding!
This includes working with local artist Rachel Cox in delivering Jungian themed art classes & Dream exploration within Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Timeline & Experience
After training in Bedlington Northumberland, I offered Private Therapy within Swiss Physio in Tynemouth & The Clearing Counselling Services in Jesmond. I was then able to establish a Private Service located within the centre of Newcastle Upon Tyne. In this time I completed my Masters in Adult Integrative Psychotherapy; Accreditation in Adult Psychotherapy; Certificates in Clinical Hypnotherapy & EMDR Therapy.
I supported patients with mental health problems within Newcastle, North Tyneside & Northumberland NHS Services; including Personality Disorder, Bi-Polar disorder, Clinical Depression, Suicidal ideation, Psychosis and Schizophrenia. I also worked within the Eating Disorder Service, Neuro Rehabilitation, Plumber Court Drug & Alcohol Service and the Mother & Baby unit. I worked with offenders & volunteered at the Victim Support Bureau. I received my Diploma in Integrative Adult Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
At this time I helped with the running of hostels for the homeless including individuals with addictions and tenants who had left prison with complex mental health issues. After completing a degree in Psychology and qualifications in Health & Social Care, I began my training in Psychotherapy.