Cairine Fotheringham BACP Senior Accredited Practitioner

Cairine Fotheringham BACP Senior Accredited Practitioner

North Yorkshire

07873 579979

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About me

My name is Cairine  and I am a well-qualified therapist with 30 years experience. In addition I am a qualified Supervisor and am fortunate in that my original enthusiasm for the job is as strong as ever. I consider myself lucky and privileged to be in this profession.

I am thoroughly committed to the work that I do and to the people I work with. As a therapist my aim is to provide a private, safe and relaxed setting in which people feel able to talk freely. Amongst other things counselling/ psychotherapy sessions provide an opportunity to

  • talk through problems and worries
  • offload upsetting thoughts and feelings
  • come to terms with upsetting/ traumatic experiences
  • adjust to big changes
  • identify unhelpful behaviours and learn more constructive ones
  • develop coping strategies to avoid recurrence in future

I welcome enquiries from people who are struggling to cope with difficult life events such as bereavement, relationship breakdown, illness, employment issues etc and also with people who may have more long-standing problems related to childhood events/trauma. I work with those who want a small number of sessions and also with those who want a longer term arrangement. I work with individuals and couples.

In my work as a therapist and Clinical Supervisor I am passionate about providing a service which reflects standards of excellence and am thoroughly committed to the highest quality of ethical practice. To this end I conscientiously address my ongoing need for professional development, clinical supervision and personal development in accordance with the guidelines of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have 24 years experience of working as a counsellor and 14 years of working as a psychotherapist, supervisor and running professional development groups.

My qualifications are as follows:

Diploma in Humanistic Counselling 1993
Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling in Primary Care 1998
Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (Distinction) 2002
Diploma in Creative Clinical Supervision (2013)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

People with a terminal illness who are facing death
Carers of people with a terminal illness who are facing death
Carers of people who have mental/ physical illness
Parents of adopted/fostered children
Children who have been adopted/fostered


Free introductory session (50 minutes)
Individual counselling, psychotherapy or supervision £50 per 50 minute session
Couples counselling £55 per 50 minute session

Further information

It is important that people feel able to choose a therapist with whom they feel comfortable. This is one reason why I offer a free introductory session. That meeting provides an opportunity for you to meet me and ask any questions you might have about the service and how I work. Similarly, I will have some questions to ask you about you and the problem that you would like help with.

Maps & Directions

Northallerton, DL6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Appointments available day time and evenings but not weekends.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified Clinical Supervisor and for the last 13 years have been offering individual and group sessions.

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