Claire Yvonne Austin - Kindheart Counselling and Supervision
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne And Wear
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.
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
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Certificate
Motivational Interviewing Certificate
Effective Psychosocial Interventions (ITEP) Certificate
Brief Focused Solution Therapy
Domestic Violence and Substance Misuse Certificate
NVQ L3 Social Care
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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Specialist Sexual Violence and Rape Trauma.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Gestalt therapy
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.
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.
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Supervision & training
Kindheart's Supervision Approach.