Claire Yvonne Austin - Kindheart Counselling and Supervision

Claire Yvonne Austin - Kindheart Counselling and Supervision

Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear

07976 031119

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear

07976 031119

About me

Kindheart is a woman only service based in Newcastle upon Tyne offering a holistic response to women and girls. I offer counselling, creative supervision, pyschodrama interventions and yoga therapy for women and girls in all areas, I also offer counselling for women and girls impacted by anxiety, depression, stress, substance misuse, relationship problems and other life events.

Kindheart Counselling specialises in women and girls who have been impacted by gender based violence, this includes childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape, prostitution (including trafficking and sexual exploitation), female genital mutilation (FGM), and so-called ‘honour’ based crimes such as forced marriage.

Kindheart Supervision works with women who work in all areas of counselling, my experience ranges from working with adults, young people and children. I use various techniques in supervision to explore the role of the supervise in relation to their role as a Counsellor.

Kindheart works with women in a creative therapeutic way using the empowering model as its primary tool. I work in a strength focused way bringing in a range of integrative creative interventions, alongside talking therapies.

Kindheart aims to explore with women and girls any problems they may be facing and help clients and supervise's build resilience, confidence and empower them to recover from their experiences.

Yoga as a therapeutic tool

At Kindheart, yoga therapy is also available, I aim for people to feel confident in their yoga practice, using the time and space with us to move through certain areas of discomfort and pain and explore a differing way of being involved in yoga.

Yoga is for everyone and is a great way to reconnect with our personal self from our everyday self.

Yin Yoga

Kindheart Yoga therapeutics works in a Yin Yoga approach, Yin Yoga is a therapeutic meditative style of yoga that works with the connective tissues, the poses used in Yin Yoga work by moving energy through the body to improve organ health and emotional well being.

Myo Fascial Release

Kindheart Yoga therapeutics also works in Myo Fascial Release, which is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of the skeletal muscle, this type of therapy helps to relax contracted muscles and stimulate stretch reflex in the muscles. It also is a great way to prepare the body for the Yin practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Creative Supervision                                                    Jenny Biancardi

Working with Sexual Trauma                                                            Zoe Lodrick

BACP Accreditation                                                                          BACP

RYT 200hrs Yoga Teacher Training

One Song Yoga, Yogabarn

L3 Counselling and Therapeutic Interventions for Women and Girls Impacted by Gender Based Violence

Women and Girls Network

L4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling

Lambeth College

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate


Motivational Interviewing Certificate


Effective Psychosocial Interventions (ITEP) Certificate

Blenhim CDP

Brief Focused Solution Therapy


Domestic Violence and Substance Misuse Certificate

Lambeth Council

NVQ L3 Social Care

Future Strategies

Higher Certificate Social Sciences

Robert Gordon University

L3 Counselling Skills

Gosforth Community Education

L1 and 2 Counselling Skills

Gosforth Community Education

BTEC L3 National Diploma Health Studies

Newcastle College

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Specialist Sexual Violence and Rape Trauma.


StudentKindhearts Counselling Approach

I offer 1:1 50min counselling and yoga therapeutic sessions (yoga therapeutics at your request) to women impacted by life’s struggles, specialising in gender based violence.

At Kindheart every women/girl's journey is unique and therefore no two counselling sessions will be the same, this is your journey of healing and your time to use as you wish, whether that be using the session to talk, be creative through art therapeutics or carry out mindfulness and yoga therapeutics, it's what best suits you and the space youre in when you attend the session.


Kindheart offers an initial exploratory session for a reduced rate of £30, allowing you to ask the questions you may have regarding Kindheart’s services.

Fees are offered on a sliding scale to allow access for all, sessions last for 50mins and are charged at a cost of £40

Unemployed/Low income is charged at £30 per session.

Yoga therapy sessions are charged at the same rate and this can be carried out as a separate piece of work or alongside the counselling work, this can be discussed further at our initial meeting.

Kindheart's Supervision Approach

I offer 1:1 1hr or 1.5hr Supervision sessions, to counsellors of all levels, these supervision sessions are unique to each supervise and how we work is what feels best for you.


Supervision - £40 per 60 minute sessions, £50 for 1.5hrs.

Student Supervision - £30 per 60 minute sessions, £40 for 1.5hrs.

Further information

Why Counselling?

At times events occur in our life that are unexpected and difficult, it may make sense as to why this is happening, or it may make no sense at all, it can feel overwhelming and a great sadness or anger maybe subsiding, It may even be an issue that’s repeating itself and wont go away or may be you just don’t feel like your true self and can't quite move that feeling.

Sometimes talking to a loved one can only help so far, sessions at Kindheart aim to offer a space that gives you a different place to express and feel, to just sit with yourself and understand what’s happening in your mind and body.

The initial step of counselling can be daunting but my key aim at Kindheart is to develop a relationship so you feel safe in your sessions and support you to empower yourself to move through the problems you are feeling. I offer short and long term therapy, which we will asses throughout your time in the therapy space, to see what suits you and your needs.

Maps & Directions

Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client


Supervision & training

Kindheart's Supervision Approach.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:No
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