Hello, my name is Cindy and I am a qualified integrative counsellor. 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
I have trained in:
- Person centred
- 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.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
At present I offer face-to-face, zoom or telephone counselling.
Any other platform will be considered.