Graeme has been a therapist since 1998. Originally trained in the person centred approach he then continued his training with Relate in Rugby using psychodynamic and behavioural approaches to counsel couples in their relationships.
In 2004 he completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Couple Therapy with the University of Manchester, integrating psychodynamic and systemic approaches with human sexuality; this was broadened with a further Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic Therapy through the University of Hull on 2009.
Since then Graeme has undergone training with Mark Whyte in CBT for Couples, and has extensive training in working with couples when domestic violence is experienced. Graeme currently works with individuals, couples, families and young people in Newcastle as a counsellor and clinical supervisor.
Graeme successfully completed the second part of an MSc in Mindfulness and Compassion at Samye Ling Tibetan Monastery, Eskdalemuir, through the University of Aberdeen and has been awarded the Post Graduate Diploma in Mindfulness with distinction. He is currently teaching mindfulness including through the Mindfulness Association in Scarborough, Eskdalemuir, York and London.
He has developed and delivered the Mindful Therapy Program at Jesmond Therapy Centre for the second year running. This successful course is an integration of current findings in neuroscience, therapy and Tibetan Buddhist inspired mindfulness and compassion practices. He has further developed the Jesmond Therapy Couple Counselling Course, a cutting edge training in relationship counselling incorporating psychodynamic and systemic approaches to working with couples and compassion focused therapy.