Carole Briggs MA MBACP Accredited
65 Duke Street
07760246933 / 0776 024 6933
In life there are times when we all need some extra support, a place where we can be ourselves, without judgement, without advice, to explore and understand whats going on around and about us. Counselling offers the opportunity to stop, re-evaluate, explore, experience and reconcile lifes events. Life can be exciting, intriguing, scary and sad, difficult to understand and tough often all at once! My aim is to provide a safe welcoming space where together we can begin to unravel lifes events, twists and turns. You may be surprised to find laughter as well as tears make up counselling sessions.
I qualified as a Counsellor in 2002 and have gained in experience and humility every day since this time. The reason I sought both personal counselling and ultimately counselling training was to recover from several life changing events. I found the experiences to be empowering and I hope I can enable others to feel empowered too.
A typical counselling session last for up to 60 minutes and can be engaged with over a period of weeks or months. We always work at your pace. Since qualifying I have continued to gain in experience I qualified as a Bereavement Counsellor working with children and adults. I have worked in schools and colleges as well as with a many adult clients with diverse issues.
I work in a client centred way which means you the client is at the centre of any work undertaken we can engage in traditional talking therapies as well as creative ways of being paint, clay, objects to ensure that your counselling experience is just right for you.
I work from a counselling room in the centre of Darlington which is easily accessible and there is a car park opposite. I carry insurance and am an accredited member of the BACP which ensures my practice is ethical and professional at all times. I also strive to update my practice with training courses, workshops. I hold an M.A. in Counselling from York University.
Please email or telephone me if you would like an informal conversation about counselling and what you may expect from your counselling sessions. That first step is usually the hardest to take.
Training, qualifications & experience
EMI Plus - Practitioner Certificate
MA in Counselling
Diploma in Counselling
Intermediate Certificate in CBT (Teesside University)
Level 5 Supervisors Certificate
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
NLP Practitioners Certificate
Bereavement Counsellor Adults and Children
Certificate in Education (Sunderland University)
Certificate In Relationship Counselling (Relate - Doncaster University)
Certificate in Brief Solution Focussed Counselling
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a great deal of experience of working with children and adolescents in a counselling capacity with many issues including bereavement and loss, identity, confidence and image.
Counselling:- £35.00 - £40.00 per hour - sliding scale depending on personal circumstances. Please enquire.
Concessions for students undertaking Personal Therapy
Supervision: £40.00 per hour
Concessions for students on Foundation Degree/HE courses.
Group Supervision also offered - please contact for further details.
Over the years I have been blessed with many opportunities to share in others life stories and experiences. Encouraging and supporting clients to explore aspects of self, patterns of behaviour and ways of being in the world in an empathic and non-judgemental way. I deliver counselling training, both in College and the private sector and find this aspect of my work most rewarding also.
In relation to other theories and approaches I have trained in and am familiar with: C.B.T., Transactional Analysis, Psychodynamic, N.L.P., Human Givens, Solution Focussed, Bereavement and Loss, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy and Children and Adolescent Therapy. I am also a qualified Hypnotherapist and Reiki Master.
I have recently qualified as a Practitioner in EMI Plus - Eye Movement Integration which deals with trauma and unwanted memories. Please contact for further details.
Thank you for your interest in the counselling service I hope to be priviliged in being invited to share some of your life stories too.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday day and evening with some weekend appointments available.
Supervision & training
I have been a qualified Supervisor since 2005 and offer one to one and group supervision.View supervision profile