ATA Equilibrium is a private counselling and psychotherapy service operated by Alison Arkle (MBACP Accred) based in Darlington, County Durham. Taking a range of clients from around the North East, areas including but not restricted to: Darlington, Middlesborough, Stockton, Teesside, Teesdale, Durham, Barnard Castle, Newcastle, North Yorkshire, Bishop Auckland, Richmond, Newton Aycliffe and Hartlepool.
Due to my 14 years of experience working as a counsellor and DBS check (Certification No. 00148563291), ATA Equilibrium is able to offer services to deal with complex psychological issues in both adults and children. Please see my website for further details.
Who am I?
Following the completion of my English and Linguistics degree in 1995, I embarked on a career change that I had always wished to pursue. I qualified as a counsellor in 2005, after a 1 year placement with children’s services, required as part of my training.
Following on in April 2005, I commenced with the Youth Offending service / Parenting service (within Darlington Borough Council). My role was as a senior counsellor, a challenging and variable position, which involved counselling individuals with complex needs.
In 2009 I worked for ‘Neca’ a charitable organisation supporting and treating those who where involved in addictions. I am a thoughtful, warm, adaptable, confident and non judgmental individual. Focusing on each client, as a unique individual with differing requirements.
Training, qualifications & experience
With over 12 years experience working in the public sector (youth offending, social services) and a charitable organisation (substance and alcohol service), I have decided to open my own private practice. I have had an extensive knowledge of working with a broad client base, and a varied range of complex issues. I use a variety of theoretical and integrative approaches to adapt to the needs / requirements of an individuals specific needs.
I am fully accredited with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). BACP accredited status ensures a commitment to high standards, enabling the public to have confidence that the therapist works ethically, is trained and fully qualified. The BACP state that accredited counsellors have 'surpassed registration standards and demonstrated, mature competence in counselling training and practice'.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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- £40 Per Session
- Discounted rates available for
- students and long term bookings
A selection of issues which can benefit from counselling:
- Anxiety / Depression
- Substance and Alcohol Misuse
- Work Related Stress
- Loss and Bereavement
- Relationship Breakdown / Separation
- Trauma (Past and Present)
- Abuse (Emotional, Sexual, Physical and Financial)
- Guilt / Anger Issue
- Family Work
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|