Barbara Duggan MBACP (Accred) UKRCP Ind. Reg. Counselling4all

Barbara Duggan MBACP (Accred) UKRCP Ind. Reg. Counselling4all

Amron House
Borough Road
North Shields
Tyne And Wear
NE29 6RN


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About me

After much training, I can fully understand that individuals or couples may feel apprehensive or nervous about contacting or entering into counselling. My aim is to make your process as gentle and supported as possible by offering you a relaxed, warm, safe, therapeutic space in which to come and explore your difficulties with someone who cares and will actively listen.

Here, I feel I am committed to each and every one of my client's, ensuring that they receive a personal, confidential and professional service - this has been reflected in the feedback I receive.

I am a qualified therapist and work within the ethical guidelines of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) of which I am an accredited member.
This means that I have reached a recognised higher level of competent practice which complies fully with BACP guidelines and ethics.

In private practice, my client base is a blend of individuals and couples who all come with a wide range of issues Including generalised anxiety, relationship issues and depression.
Talking, sharing and feeling supported in counselling can empower individuals to achieve a greater sense of awareness and wellbeing leading to increased choices and personal solutions to their difficulties.

Couples counselling provides you both with an impartial listener to your couple distress, inviting you to identify goals and the areas you are looking to improve. Previous couples have worked on affairs, feelings of growing apart, loss issues, depression and many communication difficulties. Counselling has assisted these couples to begin to rebuild issues of trust, mourn significant losses related to the individual or couple, support depression and improve their patterns of communication overall. As a result of this work, couples feedback has been that arguments and conflict are reduced with increased closeness leading to strengthened relationships, new awareness and strategies to cope with any familiar themes.

Group work is a growing development to my practice and I am currently leading an NHS client group working on addiction issues. At C4All I also host regular support groups for individuals experiencing loneliness through loss such as bereavement, divorce, death of a pet, job loss and many more...

Short term Employers Assisted Programmes are also a large part of the business together with Charitable Agencies who are looking for corporate arrangements.

Training, qualifications & experience

My counselling qualifications are fully achieved from a basic level up to and including both Higher National Certificate and a Higher National Diploma. I am an Accredited Member of the BACP and independently registered with UKRCP.

Relationship counselling is an important part of my practice and I have achieved my training for this with the Relate Institute
in addition to my Relate training I am also an IAPT accredited practitioner for working with couples who are experiencing depression within their relationship.

Supervision training has been fully achieved with the Northern Guild for Psychological Solutions and I currently offer this clinical service to trainee and qualified counsellors. In addition, I also provide professional line management supervision within schools and businesses.
As a committed professional, I ensure that my ongoing growth and practitioner development is enhanced by attending regular worshops and training events, these include topics of bereavement and loss, depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, low self esteem, issues of abuse. domestic abuse/violence, anger, drugs, relationships, affairs and many more...

Previous work includes several charitable organisations, NHS and Schools.
I currently run a busy private practice for Counselling in the North Tyneside Area where I see a blend of private clients, employees and GP referrals. Both trainee and qualifed counsellors are seen also for either personal work or Supervision.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Supervision for both trainees and qualified counsellors

Panic Attacks
Life Transitions
Drug, Alcohol and Gambling related issues.
Corporate and other Referral work
Group Work


An initial consultation appointment for an individual will last for 75 minutes and costs £60.

Thereafter appointments will last for a therapeutic hour of 50 minutes and cost £50 per session.

An initial consultation appointment for couples counselling will last for 90 minutes and costs £70 Thereafter appointments will last for 60 minutes and cost £60 per session.

£30 Student Concession for counselling

£35 Supervision to trainee / volunteer counsellors
£45 Supervision to qualified counsellors
Employers Assisted Programmes and Agency Referrals available for Corporate Work

Daytime appointments are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10.30am-5pm.

Evenings available on Tuesdays and Fridays

Please feel free to contact me either by telephone - 07905645410 or through the website at with any questions you may have. I am always happy to discuss your requirements or to help you decide if counselling is something that you think would be useful to you.

Thankyou - I look forward to hearing from you.

Further information

Having experienced much therapeutic work in groups, I am greatly aware of their benefits and would welcome individuals to contact me if they would like to be included in future group sessions.
Currrent group work is offered to small groups of 4-6 people and dedicated to providing you with the safe conditions for effective personal growth in a highly supportive environment.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss my terms of business in the corporate sector and EAP programmes.
I am always available to attend to individuals who are struggling to maintain a balance whilst at work and can offer therapy based on organsational guidelines as standard.

Maps & Directions

North Shields, NE29 6RN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekdays only

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training


Online supervision:No
Telephone supervision:Yes
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