Helen Graham-Psychotherapist & UKCP Accredited Counsellor, MSc in Psychotherapy

Helen Graham-Psychotherapist & UKCP Accredited Counsellor, MSc in Psychotherapy

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Unit 9 Vane Tempest Hall
Maynard's Row

07933 709399

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About me

I am currently offering support with mental health issues, including, anxiety, related to the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak. I am able to offer Zoom/VSee/Skype/Facetime or telephone counselling. I am a highly qualified counsellor and psychotherapist who has a wealth of experience working with a diverse range of people and the whole of their issues. I offer a relaxed, safe and confidential therapeutic space to explore issues that may be troubling you in a caring, non-judgemental and accepting way. Feel free to contact me on 07933 709399 to discuss your needs.

I offer evening, weekend, early morning and daytime appointments. I work in the centre of Durham where there is FREE parking outside my premises. It is also on a bus route.

I understand that everyone can go through difficult times in life and we all can benefit from support in handling these challenges.

In difficult situations I aim to help you to:

  • Understand your issues
  • Clarify any confusion you may have
  • Feel more control in your life
  • Cope with your life more easily
  • Approach life with a clearer mind
  • Move forward with your life

Using a wide range of psychotherapeutic approaches, I can facilitate a deeper understanding of yourself. People I have worked with tell me their therapeutic experience with me has increased their confidence, self-awareness, personal growth and they have gained a deeper sense of meaning, purpose and contentment.

If you don't see your issue on this profile, please contact me to discuss your needs.
Phone today for a consultation with no obligation for further sessions.

I provide training and supervision opportunities for counsellors/psychotherapists.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified accredited UKCP Clinical Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I have completed training on a Psychotherapeutic Counselling course accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and have a MSc in Psychotherapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy (equivalent to level 7) with Newman University. I have professional and academic qualifications in psychotherapy.

I have extensive experience working for counselling and mental health services including, GP Surgeries, mental health day centres, universities, colleges, counselling charities such as, Sunderland Mind and Sunderland Counselling Services, occupational health organisations, Gateshead and South Tyneside council and in my own private practice- Counselling Talking Therapy.

My additional and specialist training includes work related stress, anxiety disorder, anger issues, bereavement, depression, low mood, relationship difficulties, loneliness and low confidence, mental health issues, eating distress, body dysmorphia, post traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety, phobias, OCD, childhood issues, domestic violence, and sexual violence and abuse.

I have worked in the education sector for over 15 years, providing training, teaching and mentoring.

I currently work part time as a counsellor for Newcastle University and a lecturer at Durham University in their psychology department.

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Areas of counselling I deal with

        Other areas of counselling I deal with


        Anxiety related to coronavirus outbreak

        Relationship issues


        Panic disorder

        Feeling sad

        Body dysmorphia


        Eating issues


        Family issues

        Affairs and betrayals

        Separation and divorce

        Work related stress

        Anger issues

        Low mood

        Relationship difficulties


        Low confidence

        Domestic violence

        Sexual violence

        Emotional abuse

        Photos & videos

        • Photo of therapy room


        £45 individual session for counselling or psychotherapy

        £65 couples

        £50 Supervision

        £45 EAP work

        Further information

        I offer short and long term counselling or psychotherapy appointments.

        Counselling is for short term issues. I recommend a minimum of 6 weeks

        * Helps people identify problems and crises and encourages them to take positive steps to resolve these issues.
        * It is the best course of therapeutic treatment for anyone who already has an understanding of wellbeing, and who is also able to resolve problems.
        * Counselling is a short-term process that encourages the change of behaviour.

        Psychotherapy is often used for longstanding personal issues, drawing insight into deeper emotional difficulties and looks at the foundation of the problem- a minimum of 20 sessions. I teach skills to help you manage difficult emotions more effectively and help with psychological problems that have built up over the course of a long period of time.

        I can support you in choosing the best course of therapy:

        * Cognitive and behavioural therapies (focusing on the way people think and behave)
        * Psychoanalytic therapies
        (looking at how past experiences affect the present)
        * Humanistic therapies
        (with a focus on self-development and growth)
        * Arts therapies
        (using the creative arts in a therapeutic way)

        Maps & Directions

        Durham, DH1 1QF

        Type of session

        Online counselling: Yes
        Telephone counselling: Yes
        Face to face counselling: Yes
        Home visits: No

        Practical details

        Sign language: Unspecified
        Other languages: None


        Accessibility information
        Wheelchair user access: No


        Daytime, Weekends, Evenings and Early Mornings

        Types of client

        Young people
        Older adults
        Employee Assistance Programme