Dr Chris Keithley (DCounsPsych, CPsychol, MSc, DipPsych, BA Hons)

Dr Chris Keithley (DCounsPsych, CPsychol, MSc, DipPsych, BA Hons)

Alington House
4 North Bailey

Northern Integrative Health Practice Ltd
Durham Road

07708 476330

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About me

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience of working in a variety of NHS primary and secondary care mental health services, as well as more traditional counselling settings. I am fully qualified with both the Health and Care Professionals Council and British Psychological Society. Through my clinical work, in particular within community mental health settings, I have wide experience of working with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, trauma, abuse, relationship difficulties, personality disorders, addiction, bereavement, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias and bipolar disorder.

My core training was in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapies, however I have undertaken further training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. As I believe that each person’s experience is unique I will often integrate several of these therapeutic models, which allows me to be flexible and adaptive to your needs. However, I base all of my practice in a warm, open, non-judgmental and compassionate therapeutic relationship as such a relationship is key to successful therapy

In a previous career, I have also worked within Organisational Psychology and as a management consultant for more than 10 years, thus bring an understanding of the unique challenges and stressors of working in organisational environments. Furthermore, I have a particular interest in mental health within sport and have supported elite level athletes with their unique challenges in relation to mental health.

I offer appointments from two comfortable, professional locations in Durham City and Sacriston (just outside Durham) with easy access by public transport or car.

Please call or email me to set up an initial 60 minute assessment session. During this we can find out about what is causing you distress and how I may be able to help. Following the initial assessment we can then agree any future appointments.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (Teesside University)
  • MSc Organisational Psychology (City University, London)
  • Level A Psychometric Testing (BPS)
  • PGDip Psychology (University of Newcastle)
  • BA (Hons) Chinese and French (University of Leeds)
  • PRINCE2 practitioner Project Management

Further training includes:

  • Advanced Clinical Skills in Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Working with Complex Trauma
  • Introduction to Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy for Psychosis
  • Solution Focused Coaching
  • Cruse bereavement training

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have specialist interest in issues linked to mental health in sport and have supported elite athletes with mental health issues.

I have delivered extensive training within NHS teams on topics including working with trauma, bereavement and grief, and mindfulness and offer this expertise through training packages to other public and private sector organisations.

I also offer therapy via Skype and telephone.


Initial assessment session: £75

Individual therapy session: £70

Individual supervision session: £60

Trainee psychologists/other mental health professionals in training therapy or supervision: £50 (50-60minutes)

All sessions last 55 minutes

Price on Application for Organisational consulting/Employee Assistance Programmes

Cash, cheque or bank transfer accepted

Private Health Insurance

I am an approved provider with insurance companies AVIVA and AXA PPP Healthcare. If you would like your appointments to be covered by your insurance then it is usually best to contact your provider to confirm their criteria. If you would like any assistance then please contact me. Note that my fees for insurance work are variable and thus differ from those quoted above.

Further information

Please contact me via telephone or by using the ‘Email Me/Email this Counsellor’ button on this website to discuss your needs.

Telephone: 07708 476330

We can then schedule an initial assessment appointment, which will allow me to find out a bit more about you and the issues you would like to work through, and also will give you the chance to find out about me and how we may work together.

Maps & Directions

Durham, DH1 3ET
Durham, DH7 6FE

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I have completed a British Psychological Society-approved training course in supervision which recognises psychologists with special expertise in supervision.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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