Craig Lee

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MSc, BA (Hons), MNCPS (Accred.), MBACP
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Newton Aycliffe, Durham, DL5
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About me


Hello, I’m Craig. I’m a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist specialising in eating disorders, body image issues, and related difficulties.

Please see below for more details about my areas of focus.

Eating Disorders

I can help if: thoughts about food rule your life, you’re sick of feeling out of control, or you feel like no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to move forward/sustain change. I have personally recovered from an eating disorder and body dysmorphia so understand the importance of getting the right support to overcome your food issues, improve your body image, and live a rich, meaningful life. This includes helping with other things that might be getting in the way such as anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, stress, and grief. 

I can work with you if you have anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, orthorexia, OSFED, or if you've had no diagnosis. 

Body Dysmorphia

Body image issues can affect anyone regardless of gender, age, weight, or body shape. People often delay or avoid seeking help due to a variety of reasons including shame, stigma, and lack of awareness about the support available. As an integrative therapist, I can work with you to improve your body image and associated issues that often go alongside it (such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and exercise addiction). This includes body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) or muscle dysmorphia (MD).

Treatment involves drawing upon a range of therapeutic interventions to help create meaningful psychological change and support you to live a life of meaning and purpose. 

Existential Issues

Discovering meaning and purpose is the key to overcoming challenges, improving your mental health, and living a rich, fulfilling life. You may be struggling to know what to do with your life, your place in the world, or what your purpose is. These existential issues can vary massively; they may be mild, such as a sense of feeling lost or out of place, or they may be severe, completely overwhelming you and keeping you stuck.

Specific issues I can support with include: grief, loss, anxiety, depression, identity, life transitions, stress/burnout, and spirituality.

Online Counselling and Psychotherapy

Online counselling and psychotherapy offers you the opportunity to work through these issues, gain insights, develops skills, and discover inner resources to overcome the challenges you are facing.

As a counsellor/psychotherapist with 18 years’ experience in behaviour change and mental health services, as well as further training to specialise in eating disorders, I can support you to: recover from disordered eating, overcome body dysmorphia (including muscle dysmorphia), and help you find meaning/purpose in life

What I offer

For eating disorders, my service is entirely online and available to adults and teenagers (aged 16+) with or without a diagnosis. I work Tuesday - Saturday which includes evening appointments.

For other issues I offer online therapy or Walk and Talk therapy in County Durham (please see my website for further details).

My approach is integrative which means I am trained in and draw upon a range of therapies tailored to your needs.  

Next Steps

If you'd like to know more, please visit my website or book a free 20 minute informal consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Practitioner Diploma in Eating Disorders (National Centre for Eating Disorders)
  • MSc Psychology (Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • BA (Hons) top-up in Counselling (University of Sunderland)
  • Foundation Degree in Counselling (Bishop Auckland College)

Further training includes: Nutritional Interventions for Eating Disorders, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Bereavement, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and the Rewind Technique for trauma/phobias.

I am currently undergoing professional training in Logotherapy and Existential Analysis to further my knowledge and skills. 

Since 2009 I have worked in behaviour change and mental health settings across the NHS, private healthcare, and charity sectors. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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£80.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute informal consultation to ensure I’m the right therapist for you.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Evening and weekend availability.

Further information

I offer therapy online allowing me to work with people across the UK and worldwide (excluding the US and Canada).

I also offer Walk and Talk Therapy in the Newton Aycliffe/Bishop Auckland areas of County Durham.

Newton Aycliffe, Durham, DL5

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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