Kathrine Jones - New Balance Counselling
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, worried or depressed? Maybe you are confused or unsure about something or someone. Perhaps there is something bothering you but you just can't quite put your finger on what it is.
What may be a solution for others may not always be the best for you, so I provide you with a safe space and tailored support which can allow you to move forward in your life in a way that is right for you. As a counsellor with a warm, accepting and down-to-earth approach, and a calm and supportive manner, I can help you gain confidence to make positive changes, feel stronger in yourself and help you realise your full potential. Counselling is empowering, liberating and can be life changing.
My main approach is 'person-centred' counselling, putting you at the heart of the counselling sessions. I do not analyse, interpret or judge. I accept you for who you are, as an individual.
Face to face counselling
What you receive will be one-to-one, confidential counselling sessions in a safe, quiet, private therapy room in Darlington town centre. Sessions are relaxed and my aim is to make you feel at home and as comfortable as possible.
In addition to face to face counselling, I offer Skype counselling. I much prefer to meet with you face to face as I believe it to be much more beneficial to you, but I understand it may not be easy for you. You may not live nearby, you may not have transport or it could be that you struggle with childcare.
I offer EMIPlus therapy (Eye Movement Integration Plus), which is a unique and highly effective way of working with traumatic memories. This can be carried out as part of a course of counselling or as a stand-alone treatment.
Traumatic experiences are accompanied by strong negative emotions. EMIPlus works by incorporating eye movement along with breathing techniques and can used to un-couple the emotional pain from troublesome memories such as traumatic events, embarrassing moments and scary experiences. If you'd like to know more about this, please just get in touch.
(Please note, EMIPlus cannot be carried out via Skype).
Safechat via 'ChatCrypt'
You may wish to access counselling via a confidential online chatroom that is shared only between you and me. Here you can talk things through with me by way of typed messages, perhaps to build the confidence before coming to a face to face counselling session, maybe you don't live nearby, or you just want to get something off your chest in confidence.
If you have any further questions about what I offer, go to:
Alternatively, please feel free to call, text or email me.
Tel: 07805 600825 Email: Kathrine@newbalancecounselling.co.uk
Recent customer feedback:
"Just to say I'm 3 stone lighter, work going well and I smile every day thanks to you and the help counselling gave me.." (anon)
"Thank you Kathrine, you have helped me tremendously through this difficult time" (anon)
"I feel different somehow, like I've changed for the better. You've helped me see things so differently" (anon)
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Creative Counselling Supervision certificate (UKCP approved)
EMI+ Trauma Resolution Practitioners Certificate
Freedom Programme Facilitator Certificate
Rape and Sexual Abuse counselling training programme
Place2Be training programme for counselling in schools
Mental health awareness training
Level 2 Safeguarding Certificate
New Balance Counselling as owner and counsellor
The majority of work I do currently is taking referrals privately from people from a wide variety of backgrounds and with a huge range of issues.
I also take referrals from various employers and occupational health companies who offer and pay for sessions for staff members. If you have any questions regarding this, please don't hesitate to contact me for further details.
Chapters Counselling & Training as a counsellor
I also currently contribute to the counselling service offered by Chapters. Here I am involved with counselling students who are currently training to become counsellors themselves, private clients and also clients from EAP schemes.
Alliance Psychological Services as a children's counsellor
I was part of a team of therapists working with children in schools providing a targeted service that aims to improve the emotional health and well-being of children.
Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre, Darlington as a women's counsellor
I worked here as a volunteer counsellor, supporting women who have survived childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, domestic violence and rape.
I trained here to become a facilitator of the 'Freedom Programme', which is group programme for anyone who has experienced domestic violence.
Gay Advice Durham & Darlington as a counsellor
I worked here as a counsellor, supporting LGBT men and women who were struggling either themselves or with family around issues relating to sexual orientation, preference, gender and more.
Darlington College as a student counsellor
I worked here as a student support advisor and then as a counsellor with students going through difficult times with issues including relationship problems, self esteem and confidence issues, stress and anxiety.
Place2Be as a children's counsellor
I worked here as a volunteer counsellor in a Primary school. This involved me working therapeutically with children on a one-to-one basis using play therapy techniques, helping them learn how to express themselves and achieve their potential. The children I worked with had emotional issues or behavioural problems.
Having been trained in play and creative therapy with children, I have found that working in a creative way with adults as part of counselling can be extremely beneficial too.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
If there are any other areas you feel you may wish to explore, please contact me.
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Face to face counselling
£40.00 per session (£30.00 per session for student counsellors accruing hours for study)
£40.00 per session
ONLINE confidential chat sessions on Chat Crypt
£40.00 per hour
£30.00 per half hour
How safe is Skype?
Skype is a secure application that uses Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). This means that it is very difficult for a third party to hack a call. It is best used when both parties have reliable internet connection.
How safe is Chatcrypt?
ChatCrypt's unique encryption feature ensures that only and exclusively the participants of a room with a shared password are able to read each others messages.
For further into go to: http://www.newbalancecounselling.co.uk/safe-chat.html
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime appointments currently available.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
My supervision practice has a person-centred foundation, with a creative element and a strong focus on empowering you in your practice.View supervision profile