About me

Hi 

Thanks for visiting my profile. I believe that the relationship beween client and counsellor is key and so i offer an initial free telephone consultation to find out more about you and the problems you are experiencing and also to help you decide if  i am the right person to help you. 

At times we will all experience difficult feelings, or face challenges which can leave us feeling confused, troubled, distressed and isolated. These problems can also have an impact on other relationships in our lives. I offer a warm, safe environment free from judgement where you can explore problems and where i can help you to facilitate the change you need. 

I am a fully qualified counsellor and member of the BACP offering telephone and online counselling, i offer both evening and weekend appointments at a time to suit you.  My core training is person centred but I integrate cognitive behavioural and solution focused approaches when these appear helpful. 

I have trained with rape crisis and have worked intensively with cancer patient and the bereaved. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FDA in Counselling
  • Additional qualifications in Mental Health Awareness, Self Harm and Suicide Prevention, safegaurding and counselling rape and sexual abuse survivors
  • Online & Telephone Counselling

I have experience working with adults and young people who have been affected by cancer, grief and bereavement and have trained with Rape Crisis. 

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.

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Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

£40 per hour with a free initial telephone consultation 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

i offer a range of appointments Monday - Thursday evening and also Saturday daytime, at a time suitable to you. All appointments are by telephone  or zoom. 

Further information

I believe that the relationship between client and counsellor is key so I offer a free initial telephone appointment so you can ask me any questions about the counselling process. 

Chester Le Street
Durham
DH2

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Kerry Forster

Kerry Forster