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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.

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.

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 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

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

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

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Additional information

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.

£40 Student Concession for counselling

£40 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 Mondays,Tuesdays and Fridays 10.30am-5pm.

Evenings available on Tuesdays and Fridays up to 7.30pm.

Please feel free to contact me either by telephone - 07905645410 or through the website at www.counselling4all.info 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.


Weekdays only

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.

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

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Online supervision
Telephone supervision

HiI am a fully qualified Supervisor, having trained with the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling to achieve my Diploma in Supervision in 2011.

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

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