Loveday Koranteng MBACP
I am a warm, compassionate and down to earth person who will work with you to create a safe, confidential space where your concerns can be explored and you can be heard without judgement or fear of negatively impacting those closest to you. By listening attentively and with empathy to your story in this way we will build a trusting relationship and you can start to understand what is troubling you whether it is a recent concern or a long held one.
I really believe we all have emotional resilience and strength within us and have the ability to find our own solutions given this safe space and enough time to do so. Sometimes emotional pain or life events can temporarily cloud our ability to see possible solutions. However, the process of talking about how you feel can gradually make things seem clearer and enable you to find a way forward that feels right for you.
When clients first see me, they often say they feel stuck, confused, unhappy, anxious, sad or even shut down. As we start working together they begin the process of ordering their thoughts, developing awareness and insight, connecting with their emotions and feeling change taking place, sometimes to their own surprise!
I am an Integrative Therapist which means I draw from a range of approaches to offer you the counselling I feel would help you most. As our work together progresses we would have regular reviews to check your goals, how you are finding therapy and whether you still wish to continue with counselling. I can offer both short and long term counselling for individuals/adults. I look forward to hearing from you as you take the first step towards making the changes you need in your life.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at The Northern Guild for Counselling and Psychotherapy (an accredited provider) gaining a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Distinction). I am currently in my 5th year of training with them, shortly to gain a Diploma in Psychotherapy.
I have 4 years experience working as a Psychotherapeutic counsellor within a NHS setting seeing a variety of people with different issues, such as: anxiety, generalised anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, issues surrounding addiction, loss, life limiting conditions, sexual and physical abuse, relationship issues, complex grief, panic and sexual problems. You can see other issues I work with below.
I have a particular interest in working with grief and loss. I can, where appropriate, offer creative work using different mediums such as sand, stones, buttons, photographs, mandalas and collage. I also work with dreams.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Sessions cost £40 and are for 50 minutes, usually weekly.
Payment should be made by cash or cheque at the beginning of each session.
Counselling takes place in a comfortable, private room in a confidential setting. There is free parking on site and it is near to Corbridge station.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available during the day Monday to Friday and evenings Monday to Thursday.
Types of client