Fe Robinson UKCP
I am here to help you increase your well-being and create your own life choices. Sometimes working out what kind of therapy you want and who you want to see for it can be a daunting task. To help you, I've explained here the way I work and some of the reasons clients have come to see me in the past.
I work both with short term clients on single issues and with long term clients where challenges are more complex or intense, and with a range between. My commitment is to tailor the way I work to you, and to help you feel in control of what is happening so that the therapeutic relationship is useful and healing.
Clients come for a wide range of reasons, some of the issues clients frequently bring include:
- Feeling low or depressed
- Feeling anxious or on edge (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
- Attachment difficulties
- Post-traumatic stress disorder / Trauma
- Relationship issues
- Couples counselling
- Emotional abuse, sexual abuse and domestic violence
- Separation and divorce
- Low self-esteem
- Lack of self-worth, and identity issues
- Grief and bereavement
- Panic disorders
- Sexuality and sexual difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome and chronic pain
It is not possible to give an exhaustive list here, you may want to talk about something you don't see mentioned. We are all unique, and our needs are no less individual. My role is to help you unfold and move along the path that is right for you.
Therapy supports you in working out what is happening for you at the moment and in finding your own way forward. You can expect my undivided attention to help you make sense of what you need and want. I will creatively support you as you explore your current challenges and, if you want to, begin to make changes that leave you feeling better.
For some people it is enough in therapy to learn to cope with what you find challenging; for others therapy is about personal change and putting painful symptoms into the past. People seek support not only to help them through emotional difficulties, but also to enrich and enliven the lives they lead.
I am a Psychotherapist, EMDR therapist and Couples Counsellor working with private clients. I hold UKCP Accreditation and am Accredited to provide EMDR by EMDR Europe. I work with Mindfulness with clients where appropriate. I am an NLP Trainer, and use a range of approaches that engage the unconscious, including metaphor, working with bodily experience, sandtray and hypno-psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I work full time as a psychotherapist, during my career I have delivered several thousand client hours, seeing some clients for short periods of time and some over the long term. I work in Sherburn Village, easily accessible from Durham City less than 2 miles away.
My early training was in NLP-psychotherapy (Neuro-linguistic programming) and hypno-psychotherapy, I went on to become a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. I draw on a range of approaches including Gestalt, Transaction Analysis, Symbolic Modelling, CBT, Existential and Psychodynamic. My main motivation is to give clients the particular kind of support that will most help them.
I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprogramming), a therapy which helps clients with attachment issues, events from the past, and worries about the future that are intruding on their day to day life causing distress. I am accredited by EMDR Europe as a Practitioner of EMDR, and use it incorporating attachment-focused EMDR and The Flash Technique.
I trained as a Couples Counsellor through Jesmond Therapy Centre and work with couples as well as bringing my couples counselling knowledge to my individual work.
I am a Clinical Supervisor and provide support to both counsellors and psychotherapists to enable them to be at their best with their own clients.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Photos & videos
Available on request.
Clients are in control of the frequency and number of sessions, you can book further sessions at the end of each appointment if you wish to. In our initial session we will talk about your needs and what you want from therapy, and together shape a way forward.
- 6 more ways to manage your feelings
- 6 ways to manage your feelings
- 5 tips for being kinder to yourself
- Are unspoken rules hemming you in?
- Self-soothing your anxiety - psycho-babble or something more?
- Do you feel inadequate or worthless?
- My relationship is not working, so what's wrong with me?
- Am I normal?
- Do you find it hard to say goodbye?
- Why counselling helps your relationships
- Memory is not factual, and that matters
- As above, so below. What does your body know that your mind does not yet realise?
- Can couples counselling help you say what you really mean?
- Are your clients talking to an empty room?
- Find a therapist that you trust
- When trust is lacking in a relationship
- The benefit of being accepted just as you are
- What do you need when your mood changes like the wind?
- The importance of saying goodbye
- Handling differences in a couples relationship
- Staying with the counselling process in a world of instant gratification
- What's at the heart of your depression?
- Are you sure you want to change?
- 10 questions to ask yourself before your first counselling session
- Using counselling to help you manage feelings
- Ways to ground yourself when you're up a height
- The interconnections of body and mind, stretch one, the other changes too
- If something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't
- Don't just do something, sit there!
- Letting go of the past
- Do you feel 'good enough' this Christmas?
- Managing anxiety as the political context changes
- Welcoming the unknown
- Staying present when strong emotions trouble you
- Coping with long term challenges
- Asking for what you want
- An antidote for worrying - this, here, now
- Moving towards what you want in your life
- Have you got the courage to love?
- Time to spring-clean your mental habits?
- Are you stuck with a feeling you don't like?
- What's in a story?
- Cultivating kindness to help relationships
- The power of habits
- The courage to love
Appointments are available at Allington House on North Bailey in Central Durham on Saturdays. Parking is available at city centre car parks nearby, Allington House is 5 minutes walk from Durham Bus Station and 10 minutes walk from the Train Station.
Sessions are available on Monday 6pm-8pm, Tuesdays 9.30 - 1.00 Wednesdays 9.30 - 3.00, Fridays from 9.30-5.30 and on Saturdays in Sherburn Village just two miles from Durham.
Free on street parking is available outside the Sherburn premises. There is a bus stop on the main road a few minutes walk from the property, from Durham bus routes 64, 22 and 204 stop in Sherburn Village. There is a bus approximately every 20 minutes on week days.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Appointments for individuals and couples are available on Monday mornings and evenings, Tuesday mornings, Wednesdays 9.30-3.00, Fridays 9.30-5.30 and on Saturdays between 9am and 5pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I qualified as an Integrative Supervisor with a Diploma in Supervision from the Northern Guild of Psychotherapy.