Tina Spence

Tina Spence

Darlington
DL3

0757 808 6026

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Darlington
DL3

0757 808 6026

About me

I provide a confidential setting for you to explore any difficulties you may be experiencing. I am accredited with the BACP. This status means I have been recognised as meeting high standards of experience & knowledge. I work from a lovely private setting close to the town centre.

I offer a safe, relaxed and impartial space for you to talk about your feelings, to explore your experiences, help you to understand your difficulties and to help you to develop your own resources to manage them. I offer a form of counselling called Person Centred Counselling which does not analyse or diagnose.

Training, qualifications & experience

I volunteered at a hospice based in Teesside for 5 years.  During this time I offered one to one support.  I also have experience of offering counselling to people with mental health issues and difficult life events at a mental health charity.  For the past 5 years I have been working in a Primary Care setting providing counselling to people experiencing anxiety and or depression, with a wide range of issues.  I have also worked in areas such as counselling cancer patients and their carers in a hospital setting.

My qualifications include: Counselling for Depression, CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies and NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling. I have been accredited with the BACP since 2014. I am also a registered member with this organisation.

Please feel free to check my registration status at  http://www.bacpregister.org.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

BACP

Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • 'The Therapy Room'

Fees

The initial assessment and all sessions are £35. Sessions last around 50 to 60 minutes.

The fee is negotiable for students requiring therapy as part of a counselling course, depending on circumstances.

Further information

Please feel free to make your initial enquiry or book an appointment either by telephone or email.

Following this, if you would like to meet me, it might be helpful for you to use the first half an hour, which is free, to see how you feel about working with me (with no obligation). After this, if you wish to go ahead, we complete an assessment together.

You choose the number of sessions. You might like to start with short-term therapy (usually around 10  to 15 sessions) or opt for open-ended counselling. If you find the short-term therapy to be beneficial, you can extend into longer-term counselling if you wish.

Sessions are available to adults and are provided on an individual basis.

I work from a lovely private setting above a hairdressers close to Darlington town centre. Limited private parking is available which can be accessed from an archway a few doors away. The counselling room is located on the first floor of the building. I am able to offer sessions on a Friday. I am sorry to advise there is no waiting area upstairs if you bring someone with you, however guests are welcome to wait downstairs.

Maps & Directions

Darlington, DL3

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

I am able to offer sessions on a Friday

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
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