Kathrine Jones - New Balance Counselling
Green Tree House
07805 600 825
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, worried or depressed? Maybe you are confused or unsure about something or someone. Perhaps there is something bothering you but you just can't quite put your finger on what it is.
What may be a solution for others may not always be the best for you, so I provide you with a safe space and tailored support which can allow you to move forward in your life in a way that is right for you. As a counsellor with a warm, accepting and down-to-earth approach, and a calm and supportive manner, I can help you gain confidence to make positive changes, feel stronger in yourself and help you realise your full potential. Counselling is empowering, liberating and can be life changing.
My main approach is 'person-centred' counselling, putting you at the heart of the counselling sessions. I do not analyse, interpret or judge. I accept you for who you are, as an individual.
Face to face counselling
What you receive will be one-to-one, confidential counselling sessions in a safe, quiet, private therapy room in Darlington town centre. Sessions are relaxed and my aim is to make you feel at home and as comfortable as possible.
In addition to face to face counselling, I offer Skype counselling. I much prefer to meet with you face to face as I believe it to be much more beneficial to you, but I understand it may not be easy for you. You may not live nearby, you may not have transport or it could be that you struggle with childcare.
There are many reasons you might prefer counselling by email. It may be more convenient or you may not feel able to come along to face to face counselling. We will correspond by email and you will be able to express your thoughts, feelings, problems or concerns safe in the knowledge that I will respond with empathy, honesty and respect and try to offer new perspectives and insight for you to think about.
I offer EMIPlus therapy (Eye Movement Integration Plus), which is a unique and highly effective way of working with traumatic memories. This can be carried out as part of a course of counselling or as a stand-alone treatment.
Traumatic experiences are accompanied by strong negative emotions. EMIPlus works by incorporating eye movement along with breathing techniques and can used to un-couple the emotional pain from troublesome memories such as traumatic events, embarrassing moments and scary experiences. If you'd like to know more about this, please just get in touch.
(Please note, EMIPlus cannot be carried out via Skype).
If you have any further questions about what I offer, go to:
Alternatively, please feel free to call, text or email me.
Tel: 07805 600825 Email: Kathrine@newbalancecounselling.co.uk
Recent customer feedback:
"Just to say I'm 3 stone lighter, work going well and I smile every day thanks to you and the help counselling gave me.." (anon)
"Thank you Kathrine, you have helped me tremendously through this difficult time" (anon)
"I feel different somehow, like I've changed for the better. You've helped me see things so differently" (anon)
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Attachment issues training
EMI+ Trauma Resolution Practitioners Certificate
Freedom Programme Facilitator Certificate
Rape and Sexual Abuse Volunteer Programme
Play Therapy Certificate
Mental health awareness training
Brief Solution Focussed Therapy certificate
Level 2 Safeguarding Certificate
Alliance Psychological Services as a children's counsellor
As well as my private practice, I am also currently part of a team of therapists working with children in schools providing a targeted service that aims to improve the emotional health and well-being of children.
Chapters Counselling & Training as a counsellor
I also currently contribute to the counselling service offered by Chapters. Here I am involved with counselling students who are currently training to become counsellors themselves, private clients and also clients from EAP schemes.
Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre, Darlington as a women's counsellor
I worked here as a volunteer counsellor, supporting women who have survived childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, domestic violence and rape.
I trained here to become a facilitator of the 'Freedom Programme', which is group programme for anyone who has experienced domestic violence.
Gay Advice Durham & Darlington as a counsellor
I worked here as a counsellor, supporting LGBT men and women who were struggling either themselves or with family around issues relating to sexual orientation, preference, gender and more.
Darlington College as a student counsellor
I worked here as a counsellor in Student Services with students going through difficult times with issues including relationship problems, self esteem and confidence issues, stress and anxiety.
Place2Be as a children's counsellor
I worked here as a volunteer counsellor in a Primary school. This involved me working therapeutically with children on a one-to-one basis using play therapy techniques, helping them learn how to express themselves and achieve their potential. The children I worked with had emotional issues or behavioural problems.
Having been trained in play and creative therapy with children, I have found that working in a creative way with adults as part of counselling can be extremely beneficial too.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If there are any other areas you feel you may wish to explore, please contact me.
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Face to face counselling
£35.00 per session (£25.00 per session for student counsellors accruing hours for study)
£35.00 per session
You have two options for email counselling:
Option 1: £25.00 per reply.
After receiving your email detailing exactly what you consider your issues to be, I will spend at least an hour considering and composing a reply to you that you can then read in your own time.
Option 2: £35.00 per session.
An email appointment session which will last an hour. During the hour we can have a conversation by email. This is much more interactive.
(You are welcome to try a combination of both options if you prefer, as and when you feel it would be suitable)
Payments must either be made in advance of sessions by Paypal or bank transfer, or by cash or cheque at an appointment.
Further details of how to make a payment can be found here: http://www.newbalancecounselling.co.uk/fees-pay-here.html
How safe is Skype?
Skype is a secure application that uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). This means that it is very difficult for a third party to hack a call. It is best used when both parties have reliable internet connection.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime appointments currently available (evening appointments can be arranged by request)
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|