Carol Carrington

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Psychotherapist Counsellor Couples Therapist UKCP BACP REG
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE7
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello I'm Carol.

My genuine and honest approach as a therapist is focused on providing a confidential, non judgemental environment where you can feel valued and respected, whilst discussing issues with which you are having difficulties. I believe in the restorative qualities of therapy, the potential for change and the opportunity for personal growth. My clinical practice is based on having an equal relationship with you whilst acknowledging your right to benefit from professional knowledge and competence of a high standard. 

Are you feeling  sad, unhappy, anxious or depressed? Do you suffer from low self esteem or lack confidence? 

Maybe you would like to improve relationships with others?

Perhaps you are experiencing stress and feel unable to cope?

Whatever the issues you are facing, taking the first step and looking for a counsellor can feel like the most difficult thing to do. I can assure you I am a sincere person with a warm, contemplative and sensitive manner, who is ready to listen to you.

Are you experiencing relationship difficulties, perhaps with a partner or family member? Unsure how to resolve conflict. Would you like to learn new skills in relation to communication, developing a deeper understanding of the dynamics of your relationship? I  offer Couples and Relationship Counselling using a structured eight session model and assessment- The Key to Couple Work. Fee £75.00 per session.

I offer Individual therapy for adults from aged 18 years onward. Therapy can provide a space for you to clarify your thoughts and develop a greater understanding about yourself and the difficulties you are experiencing. I am a  qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor with several years experience, specifically in dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, historical trauma and bereavement. I normally work from a central location in Newcastle with good public transport links and free parking available outside premises.

 I can offer face to face appointments, walking therapy and  remote sessions online via a secure video platform or via telephone.

Please get in touch if you would like to know more and discuss options- 15 minute consultation via phone is free of charge.

I am happy for you to contact me either by email, telephone or text whichever you prefer. If I am working with clients my phone will be switched off but please feel free to leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.

As an Integrative Practitioner I bring together different approaches to therapy, considering a person as a whole and providing counselling and psychotherapy which is tailored to suit your individual needs and circumstances, on a short or long term basis.

I would normally recommend weekly sessions which are 50 minutes in duration but this can be discussed and flexible to your needs. My fees are £55.00 per individual session. An initial assessment is also £55.00 both payable by bank transfer at time of appointment. Concessions are offered (see below). Daytime and evening appointments are available to allow flexibility in consideration of work/childcare/other commitments.  The number of sessions you wish to have is your decision and can be discussed at initial assessment. Some people prefer a fixed number of sessions such as six or eight whilst others prefer an open ended arrangement.

The initial assessment lasts for 50 minutes. It is not a counselling session but an opportunity for us to meet and talk about the issues that have led you to seek help from a therapist. We will discuss ways in which I work and how this may benefit you. There is no obligation to continue with counselling sessions after the assessment if you do not wish to do so.

I look forward to meeting you.

Training, qualifications & experience

UKCP and BACP Registered

I completed my training over 5 years at the Northern Guild for Psychotherapy which is in a collaborative partnership with Newman University Birmingham.

This training involved advanced studies in various approaches to counselling and psychotherapy such as Transactional Analysis, Attachment Theory, Developmental Theory, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural and Creative Therapy which I incorporate within my clinical practice.

I have worked for several years in an NHS setting in a GP surgery before establishing my private practice.

My work at a charity for Women's Health has involved counselling in relation to issues such as domestic abuse, relationship difficulties and trauma.

My background includes 12 years as a Registered Nurse specialising in Coronary Care.


Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy with Merit 2011-2016

Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy with Distinction 2014-2016

Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling with Merit : Level 6 Qualification National Framework 2011-2014

Certificate in Transactional Analysis 2012

Continuing Professional Development

Safeguarding Adults 2015

Suicide Intervention Training 2016

Trauma conference with Bessel Van der Kolk 2016

Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic attacks 2016

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder- A CBT approach 2015

Integrating Artwork into Counselling Practice 2017

Mindfulness workshop 2017

Attachment and Borderline personality disorder 2019

Trauma sensitive yoga workshop 2019

Sexual and Domestic violence during lockdown 2020

Ongoing training for working online with clients

BA Hons English Literature and History 2:1 University of Newcastle upon Tyne 1997-2000

Registered General Nurse Training 1984-1987

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Initial assessment  £55.00

Individual counselling sessions £55.00

When I work

I am available to see clients weekdays including evenings. I can offer flexibility of times of sessions to suit individual needs and working patterns.

Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Carol Carrington
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