Castle Counselling & Psychotherapy UKCP & HCPC Reg Therapist - J Porterfield

Castle Counselling & Psychotherapy UKCP & HCPC Reg Therapist - J Porterfield

The Richardson Hospital
Victoria Road
Barnard Castle
Co.Durham
DL12 8HT

07890 440651

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About me

I provide individual Counselling and Psychotherapy and have over 25 years of experience in the provision of therapy within the NHS and I am now working in my own practice offering both short term and longer term therapy. My room is within the peaceful environment of the Richardson Hospital looking out onto the internal garden.

I have much experience of providing therapy with individuals who want help and support with feelings of depression, anxiety, bereavement and relationship concerns. You may also be struggling with your mental health following experience of trauma In addition, I provide support for work- related stress/difficulties and the emotional impact of these; for example living and working in a rural environment,or experiences of feeling bullied and misunderstood and stressed at work. If you are new to therapy then I can offer you a sensitive and supportive introduction.

Throughout my career I have gained a specialist knowledge in the treatment of eating distress. I also have a background in Counselling in a GP practice and more recently in a specialist NHS Psychotherapy Service. I currently work as a sessional Psychotherapist for a local charity in York.

Finally, I understand it can be very difficult to access the right professional with whom you can share your present difficulties within a safe, respectful and appropriate setting; I endeavour to provide all of the above.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited practitioner with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have a current enhanced DBS Check.

My relevant academic and professional qualifications are a Master of Arts in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and a Post Graduate Degree in Integrative Counselling. In addition, I have trained for a further 5 years in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy within a NHS setting.

Psychotherapy and Counselling , involves a relationship of developing trust. This can help us to acknowledge and work on those personal difficulties and experiences that often undermine our confidence in ourselves.

Therapy can help us realize, develop and embrace ourselves more fully, become less conflicted, troubled and confused. Initially, the need to talk in a safe and supportive relationship can be the beginning of a process of healing and recovery.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

UKCP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have also experience in counselling adoptees who are searching for their birth families.

Photos & videos

  • The Hospital Garden
  • A River Walk
  • Jane Porterfield
  • The Richardson Garden

Fees

Assessment fee is £60.00

Ongoing therapy fee is £55.00. I have some low income availability following assessment.

My cancellation policy is 48hour notice for a cancelled appointment. If you do not attend without notice then a payment is still required. Thank-you.

Further information

In Barnard Castle, I provide a confidential and reliable therapy service within a quiet, safe and welcoming environment utilizing a local NHS facility. I have availability throughout the working week seeing potential clients between 9 - 6 pm. If you would like to discuss a potential assessment then please telephone or e-mail me.

Maps & Directions

Barnard Castle, DL12 8HT

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Availability

Flexible

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples