Carolyne Hill MSc BSc MBACP(accred)

Carolyne Hill MSc BSc MBACP(accred)

High Street

07713 446850

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About me

Unfortunately, life presents us with difficulties and usually we are able to cope well on our own with these situations. There are occasions, when for whatever reason, we need help from someone else, which is usually a friend,colleague or family member. Sometimes, however, you might find you have no one to turn to or talking to a friend or loved one seems too difficult, painful or just too complicated. Counselling offers a caring, safe and confidential place to share your thoughts and feelings so that you are able to move on in your life, feeling you have been listened to and understood, making the best decisions and choices for yourself.

I am an accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. With 17 years of counselling practice, I have substantial experience working in a variety of settings, working with both adults and young people.

I work in a person centred way. Being a person centred counsellor means I believe we have a natural, intuitive knowledge about ourselves and given a warm and safe relationship with a counsellor we can tune into this knowledge. I offer a genuine relationship with clients where people can trust me and feel able to share their most vulnerable feelings and thoughts. It is a safe place where people can express feelings without fear of being criticised or judged.

The number of sessions very much depends on how you feel you are progressing. Initially we would have an 'assessment session' whereby you would decide if I am the right counsellor for you. In life we feel a connection with some people better than others and a counselling relationship is no different. I would also assess whether I was the most appropriately qualified person to help you with your concerns.

Training, qualifications & experience

MSc Counselling Psychology
BSc(Hons)Social Studies
PgDip Psychology
Certificate in Creative Supervision
Certificate in Person Centred Art Therapy Skills

I have substantial experience working as a counsellor in a variety of settings.Throughout this time I have worked with both young people and adults. Settings have included: GP surgeries; community projects; a local charity; in higher education; and in private practice.

With over 17 years of counselling experience, I have helped many people with different issues and concerns which have included: anxiety, depression, bereavement, stress, anger, sexual abuse, sexual assault, physical abuse and assault, addictions, self-harm, bullying, phobias, eating issues, PTSD, trauma, relationship issues, divorce, separation, low self esteem, spirituality, and personal development.

My qualifications and experience are grounded in my commitment to self development, self awareness and spiritual growth. I believe that I need to understand and know myself so that I can help others do the same. There is always something to learn about ourselves.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


£40 per (50-60 min) counselling session (first session £30)

£35 per counselling session for students (first session £25)

Supervision £40/hour (£35/hour for student counsellors)

*Please note non concession fee rising to £45/hour April 5th 2020

Reiki fees:

£35 per (50-60 min) Reiki session

£150 Reiki level 1 attunement
£200 Reiki level 2 attunement
Reiki Master level 3 £600
Reiki Master/Teacher level 4(fee discussed with application)

Further information

Other Qualifications:
Gendai Reiki Master/Teacher

Reiki is one of the words used in in the world today to describe 'energy'. Reiki is the Japanese word for 'universal energy'. I practice a natural form of healing from the Usui tradition. Every person has an energy field; energy runs through, in and around our bodies.

A Reiki treatment can help with this process by re- energising and clearing any disturbances in our energy system to help our energy to flow, helping us to live more healthy and authentic lives. Reiki is not a replacement for medical treatment and may work in harmony with conventional medical interventions. Reiki can be used as a method of relaxation and helps us to become more in tune with ourselves and our bodies. Please see the following website for more information on the benefits of Reiki

Reiki is a tool for self care, self development and spiritual growth. We can benefit from receiving Reiki from another person and we can also benefit from regularly giving ourselves Reiki. I offer Reiki attunements.

I offer individual Reiki sessions and also offer Reiki in conjunction with counselling. Personal experience of receiving counselling over a number of years as well as receiving and teaching Reiki has shown me how the two work very well together.

Maps & Directions

Durham, DH6

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: No


Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday 9.00 am-5.00 pm. Some later appointments available

Types of client


Supervision & training

I offer a collaborative working relationship, providing a safe, non - judgmental space; a space in which you can explore your client work and your own process. I have found my own supervision to be invaluable in my development as a counsellor so understand the need for a good relationship whereby a supervisee feels safe enough to discuss whatever is needed professionally and personally in order to ensure the best care possible for clients.

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