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Gina Crowley MA MBACP

Ryton NE40 & Newcastle NE1
01207 543659 01207 543659 07964 545476 07964 545476

About me

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.

Couples Counselling                                                                                                       

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.

1-1 Work                                                                                                                   

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.

Coaching                                                                                                                     

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.

Membership                                                                                                                 

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

Qualifications

  • 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.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Coaching : Career , Retirement , Family Changes, Chronic Health Problems

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

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.

Further information

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.

Elementary Pilates
Barmoor Terrace
Main Road
Ryton
Tyne And Wear
NE40 3BB

Good Space
Floor 2
Commercial Union House
Pilgrim Street
Newcastle
Tyne And Wear
NE1 6QE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Availability

Webcam sessions via ZOOM . Very flexible re days and evening appointments.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
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