Houghton Le Spring
Tyne And Wear
My personal practice is an integrative, holistic style of therapy underpinned by a humanistic approach which draws on a number of theatrical bases and techniques. I have this found to be highly successful in supporting anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, complex trauma, PTSD, OCD, abuse and panic.
I have almost 10 years post qualifying experience since finishing my degree in counselling, I have a masters in psychology and finish my doctorate in counselling psychology in April 2018. I have a special interest in trauma and birth trauma.
I am qualified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), both highly effective treatments for complex trauma and a wealth of other presentations.
During my career I have worked with student populations (school and university), forensics, social services, work placed counselling and third sector organisations. I currently have a clinical caseload with NHS primary and tertiary care.
I am happy to offer evening and weekend appointments. Session last 50 minutes and are usually weekly or fortnightly, many clients find up to six sessions to be beneficial however this is designed around you and can include single sessions or long-term therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am currently in my final year on the taught Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, Teesside University
2015 Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
2012 – 2013 Masters In Psychology
2008 – 2011 BA (Hons) Counselling (Specialising in CBT), Sunderland University
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
£50 per hour.
I work from therapeutic spaces in Chester-le-Street and central Durham.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Chester le Street; Monday and Thursday 5, 6 & 7pm, Saturday 2 & 3pm. Durham: please contact me for details As well as various times during the week
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|