Cindy Thompson

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Bishop Auckland DL14 & Spennymoor DL16
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, my name is Cindy and I am a qualified integrative counsellor and a Clinical Supervisor. I remember how anxious I was going to counselling in the past, the thoughts were racing through my mind, what will I say? Will I be judged by the therapist? Is my session confidential? will anybody see me going in? All of these thoughts and feelings are normal reactions, until you start building up a trustworthy relationship with your therapist.

The first step you take is the hardest step to take. 

My aim is to support, listen and hear you, allowing you the time to discover your own potential. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore any issues that may be overwhelming you or hindering you from moving forward positively.

We all know that the world we live in, is stressful. You may want to talk to a counsellor because you are overwhelmed, or stuck in an ongoing cycle of negative thoughts. You may not want to use a family member or a friend as a sounding board. People come to counselling for all sorts of reasons, not all bad. Therapy gives you a safe environment to explore what is happening in your life, this may include relationships, careers, anxiety, depression, grief, loss the list is endless.

I work in an integrated way, bringing together different elements of specific therapy depending on the individual's needs, for eg I would use a person centred approach for grief, or I would possibly use the rewind technique for a phobia in order for you to overcome your fear or I could use CBT  therapy which will allow you  to look a situation from a different point of view. Being Integrated means using all therapy techniques to benefit you the client.

Choosing the right therapist for you is extremely important. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further information regarding my private practice. Remember there are no silly questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling.
  • Foundation Degree as an Integrative Counsellor.
  • BA Hons in Counselling.
  • Diploma in working with young people.
  • Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision Including Online and Telephone Working- Level 6.

I have trained in:

  • Person centred
  • CBT
  • Play Therapy
  • Self Harm
  • Kim Golding attachment training

The Fast Trauma Cure (Rewind Technique)
I have worked at Durham county carers and Durham University as a counsellor. I have my own private practice and deal with various issues such as depression, anxiety, phobias, recovery from emotional abuse, relationship problems, low self-esteem to name a few. I also have lots of experience working with young people as I fostered for Durham County Council plus I worked in numerous residential children's homes.
 

Member organisations

BACP
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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£45.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

£45 per therapeutic hour which is 50 minutes, whether that is face to face, telephone or via zoom.

Supervision fee is £67.50 for 90 minutes or £45 for 1 hours supervision.

When I work

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Further information

At present I offer face-to-face, zoom or telephone counselling.

Any other platform will be considered.

Bishop Auckland, Durham, DL14

Spennymoor, Durham, DL16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
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Online platforms

Google Meet
Whatsapp
Zoom
Cindy Thompson
Cindy Thompson