Debbie Maidwell- North Star Psychotherapy.
I am a UKCP registered Humanistic Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with individuals over 18 years of age.
Life is too short to be unhappy, anxious or unfulfilled. Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure and unhappy at times. As a professional therapist, I can help you to understand and manage whatever life throws at you, and do it successfully.
I believe that you have the strength not simply to survive, but to thrive.
Emotional struggles can be an intrinsic element to everyday life and can often appear overwhelming. On such occasions talking therapy can bring enormous relief. Having an opportunity to engage with a therapist who is unbiased and approaches each individual with compassion, respect, empathy and who is non-judgemental is pivotal in assisting the client when undertaking a journey of recovery.
Our lives today are changing rapidly and becoming progressively complex. We find ourselves communicating via a multitude of electronic devices. The opportunity to experience face to face connections is decreasing. It is the ability to forge a relationship with another that nourishes and benefits our health, heart and soul.
I work from a consulting room adjacent to my home, based in a rural area within the Tyne Valley.
Training, qualifications & experience
- UKCP Registered
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Post Grad Diploma in Psychotherapy (distinction)
- Certificate in Couples Counselling
I have gained my experience working within the NHS, a Hospice setting, a Women's Centre, MIND, and in Private Practice.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
£50. 00 per session. (Individuals over 18)
£60. 00 per session (Couples)
Each session lasts 50 minutes.
My training has allowed me to work with different levels of difficulty. These could be deep seated issues to the problems that have arisen or developed more recently. Our initial assessment meeting would enable us to decide together which would best meet your needs from short-term counselling to long-term depth psychotherapy.
I work within an integrative and humanistic framework with transactional analysis as my core theoretical model but also encompassing other theories and approaches as appropriate to meet the clients need.
I believe that the nature and the quality of the therapeutic relationship is of crucial importance in enabling change and resolution, and is a vehicle for addressing and making changes to people's lives and the way that they think, feel and behave.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client