P. Elaine Burberry

Chester Le Street
Co Durham

Allendale, Nr Hexham

07500 894034

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Chester Le Street
Co Durham

Allendale, Nr Hexham

07500 894034

About me

My name is Elaine. I work with both with couples and individuals and have always been interested in people and their stories.

When working with people struggling with relationships, I like to understand whats happening in the relationship, how this affects the relationship itself and what impact this has on each individual. As we engage with your experiences and what is and isn't not working, I aim to create a safe space where each person can speak and be heard. During this process our understanding of the issues and each person involved can grow. As this happens the view can become clearer.

With clarity, so much more is possible.

With individuals, my aim is similar – to create a safe space for you to speak, be heard, look at what is distressing you and how this is affecting you. We can work together to find a clearer understanding of whats happening and what may be possible for you, moving forward.

I am trained as both a Relationship Counsellor (with Relate and The Gestalt Centre, London) and a Gestalt Therapist (with the Edinburgh Gestalt Institute) and have been working with couples and individuals since 2010.

Gestalt Therapy is a compassionate way of learning to get to know yourself, your thoughts and your feelings, which may, right now, feel complicated, contradictory, muddled, uncomfortable and possibly overwhelming.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of BACP.

2017 I started private practice .

2014–16 I worked with Mind in Gateshead

2010–14 I worked with Relate in Newcastle

2017 I attended two Gestalt Couples Counselling Training Courses at the Gestalt Centre in London, linking my Gestalt therapy training with my couples therapy

2016 Gestalt Therapy Training Course Award – Edinburgh Gestalt Institute – beginning with an intensive Fundamentals Course, followed by the Gestalt Therapy Training course (566 hours) and a Certificate of Training (three years of GPTI Accredited Training) – Gestalt Psychotherapy & Training Institute. I am now a qualified Gestalt Therapist

2013 Certificate of Qualification as a Relate Counsellor – Relate Institute

2011 University Advanced Diploma: Introduction to Couple Counselling – The University of Hull

I have attended and continue to attend various CPD's (Continuing Professional Development courses) to keep me up to date and to expand my knowledge.

I started my training in the Republic of Ireland with an Introductory Course in Social and Health Education, then completed a Certificate in Social Sciences with the Open University and in 2002 achieved a Certificate in Applied Social Studies at the Cork Institute of Technology. In 2008 I successfully completed Year 1 of the IACP accredited Diploma in Counselling (integrative). I then moved to England.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Personal Development

Feelings of helplessness or despair

Feeling useless


Individuals £40 per hour

Couples £50 per hour

Fees are negotiable. I am happy to discuss concessions.

Further information

I offer both long and short term counselling and therapy – this is to honour what you may want or need.

Maps & Directions

Chester Le Street, DH3
Allendale, Nr Hexham, NE47

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Types of client

Older adults