Gina Crowley MA MBACP
Hello, I am a Relate trained counsellor who specialises in relationship work with couples and families. I also work with individuals . During this crisis I am no longer using my Ryton or Newcastle rooms but I am offering webcam sessions using ZOOM.
The problems that couples might bring to counselling include , amongst many others, no longer feeling connected to their partner, wondering whether to split up, an affair, having too many arguments, feeling unsatisfied by the relationship, feeling that they no longer have a 'romantic' attachment since the birth of children, the effects of long term illness ( including depression ) on their relationship and wanting to communicate better.
In counselling individuals, I work with whatever issues the person brings and try to offer the most appropriate therapy within a supportive therapeutic relationship. Issues that clients bring might include unresolved grief, depression, work stress, anxiety, sexuality issues, sadness following the end of a relationship , family problems and many others.
Working with Families
My former teaching experience within both mainstream and special education has supported my work with families, particularly where a child or children have additional needs. I work with families to improve their communication and their happiness with their families. I have extensive experience with working with children with autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, physical disabilities, ADHD and ASD.
I am also a trained coach, working with individuals on managing change in their lives in such areas as their career, retirement, family change or managing chronic illness.
A member of the BACP ( British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) I adhere to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am also a member of the AFT ( Association of Family Therapists) and am included on Relate's Register of Qualified Relationship Counsellors.
Where and how can I see you?
At the moment I am only working from home using ZOOM . ZOOM is very easy to download and to use. In normal times I work in pleasant, calm therapy spaces in Ryton and Central Newcastle .
Phone me or email me to arrange an initial assessment consultation. I look forward to meeting you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA in Relationship Therapy (BACP accredited)
- RELATE counsellor, included in The Relate Directory of Practitioners.
- Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring (ILM)
- Master in Education ( M.Ed )
- Post Graduate Certificate in Assessing & Teaching students with Dyslexia
- Advanced Diploma in Special Needs in Education
- 4 Day Externship in Emotionall Focused Therapy
Other Experience and recent short training courses
- Member of AFT ( Association of Family Therapists) attending their training days
- Training in EFT ( Emotionally Focused Therapy):Member of BEFT & ICEEFT
- Former experience as a SENCO ( Special Educational Needs Coordinator ) within a number of different schools where I supported families and children with additional needs ( eg. learning difficulties, behavioural difficulties, physical disabilities, communication problems.)
- Coaching adults within a work environment
- Recent short courses have included: Child protection & Safeguarding ; Assessment of Domestic Violence ( DVA) within Couple relationships; Children living with DVA ; DVA in LGBT relationships; Mental Health awareness ; Working with depression & Suicidal risk; Narrative therapy in work with children; Practical systemic ideas in working with families, couples & individuals ; Substance misuse & couples; Guilt & Shame; Understanding Sex Addiction.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Coaching : Career , Retirement , Family Changes, Chronic Health Problems
Costs may vary according to place and time. A group of sessions can be purchased in advance at a cheaper rate . Consessions may be available to clients on low incomes.
Fees to be agreed by phone and paid by bank transfer before first appointment. The sessions are 60 minutes long.
Couple Therapy : £50; Family Counselling : £50; Individual Counselling and Coaching:£45.
FIRST SESSION: HALF PRICE.
Is there Parking nearby?
The Ryton therapy room has free parking available at the rugby club nearby. Commercial Union House has a number of public car parks close by.
What should I expect from the first session?
Most people come to counselling because they are worried and unhappy about their lives. They often experience anxiety in coming to that first counselling session. I hope to offer a calm , supportive, non-judgemental environment where that anxiety can lesson and new ways of thinking can develop. In the first session I will try to assess your needs and together we will agree what it is we will be working on in the counselling sessions . You decide what the focus of our work is. I may suggest how many sessions you may need ( 4 , 6, 10 ) but you are free to end the work when you want to. Many of my clients say that they dreaded coming to that first session but felt so much better and 'lighter' afterwards.