Charmian French

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Dip.Counselling, MBACP (Accred)
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Newton Aycliffe, Durham, DL5 4SF
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This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a UK Accredited Counsellor and Trauma-Informed Practitioner with over 18 years of experience working with adults and young people dealing with a broad range of mental health issues, including depression, low mood, anxiety, low self-esteem/confidence, stress and trauma, life limiting illnesses, bereavement and loss, family and relationship difficulties, health related issues (chronic illness, cancer and menopause symptoms).

I am committed to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to talk through your thoughts and feelings. Together we will explore a range of coping strategies to help manage your symptoms. 

I'm qualified as a Person-Centred Counsellor and have experience in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I use an eclectic approach, incorporating different therapies and tools into the sessions to meet your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling, MBACP (Accred)
  • Foundation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Teesside University)
  • Trauma-Informed Practitioner
  • Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People
  • Diploma in Stress and Anger Management
  • Working with Trauma and Loss in the Perinatal Period  
  • Working with Suicide: Assessment, Formulation, Language and Self-care
  • Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  • CACHE Level 3 Certificate In Supporting Teaching
    and Learning in Schools
  • Level 3 Safeguarding Adults and Children
  • Level 3 Coaching and Mentoring

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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).

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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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA

Additional information

Concessionary rate - £45.00 per session (50 minutes)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Pioneering Care Partnership, Pioneering Care Centre, Carers Way, Newton Aycliffe, Durham, DL5 4SF

Type of session


Types of client

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

Key details

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