About me

Hi, I'm Carolyn, a qualified integrative therapist based near Whitley Bay. 

I have over 20 years experience working with children and young people. Prior to qualifying as a counsellor I worked in both primary and high schools teaching students from a range of backgrounds and with various needs and requirements. My particular strength is supporting people who struggle with social and emotional issues including: anxiety, stress, depressions, bereavement and anger.

I continue to teach young people who are unable to attend school and I work as a counsellor from my own home, where I offer affordable counselling and flexible appointments in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment.

I work in an integrative way using a combination of Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Transactional Analysis (TA) depending upon what is best suited to your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualifications

Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

I am a qualified counsellor registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

I have experience of working within a number of counselling environments including: primary and secondary schools, adults and private practice, working with clients suffering from a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD, bereavement.

I have attended training courses  covering a wide range of areas:

  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma and Attachment
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Building Resilience
  • Adolescent Mental Health
  • Autism and Mental Health
  • Online and Telephone Counselling

    Areas of counselling I deal with
  • Loneliness
  •  Low self-confidence
  •  Low self-esteem
  • Miscarriage
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  •  Panic attacks
  •  Phobias
  •  Physical abuse
  •  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  •  Postnatal depression
  •  Relationship problems
  •  Separation and divorce
  •  Stress
  •  Trauma
  •  Work-related stress

Member organisations


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.


Additional information

I charge a fee of £40 per session for individuals (Free initial telephone session). Payments can be made by cash or bank transfer.

£65 per hour for couples.

Further information


In person and/or online (available via phone, FaceTime, Whatsapp). 

I offer flexible appointments appointments to suit your requirements. Please contact me and we can discuss options which are better for you. I can be contacted via telephone or email. 


Children and adults.

Whitley Bay

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Carolyn Henzell Hill

Carolyn Henzell Hill