Narelle Mckinley

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North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE30 1AR
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello my name is Narelle, I live in North Tyneside and offer counselling and psychotherapy to adults and young people. I offer face to face appointments from my counselling room in North Shields, I also provide telephone and online therapy.

Life can be challenging and sometimes we can struggle to cope. At times it can be hard to know where to turn, you may find you benefit from having a safe, non-judgemental place to share your difficulties and work through them with someone trained to support you. 

I offer a safe and confidential space where you can explore and share your difficulties.  I work in an integrative way and tailor my approach, focusing on you as an individual, as everyone who comes to therapy is unique. 

I am a qualified psychotherapist and integrative counsellor, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I am an accredited Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity therapist and provide an LGBTQIA+/Neurodiverse informed and affirmative counselling and psychotherapy.

I have a wide range of experience supporting young people and adults experiencing challenges and difficulties to achieve and maintain wellbeing. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified psychotherapist and integrative counsellor and provide LGBTQIA and Neurodiverse affirmative and informed therapy. I offer both short term counselling and longer-term psychotherapy depending on your individual needs and situation.

I have experience working in private practice, community, school and university settings with a wide range of individuals from diverse back rounds.

I have had the privileged of working alongside clients from a wide range of diverse backgrounds, supporting them with a vast variety of issues. I offer a safe, non-judgemental, affirmative space for clients to process and explore their unique experiences, needs and goals.


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Wellbeing, Counselling and Psychotherapy - Aberdeen University
  • BSc Psychology Sunderland University
  • Accredited Gender Sexuality and Relationship Diversity Therapist - Pink Therapy
  • BACP Registered Member 383373

I have a special interest and experience working with:

  • Gender, identity and sexuality
  • Self Harm
  • Neurodiversity
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma and Domestic Abuse
  • Anxiety 

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£55.00 per session

Additional information

Assessment/Initial Appointment - £55

Our first session will be an assessment which allows me to get some information from you, better understand your reasons for coming to therapy, and if I'm the right therapist for you. It will be the first time we meet face to face and gives you the opportunity to see if you feel comfortable with me and if you want to work together.

Therapy Session - £55

Each therapy session lasts 50 minutes and these are usually offered weekly. Everyone comes to therapy for different reasons so there is no set number of sessions. I offer short-term and long-term therapy depending on your needs.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Suite 1.9 Howard House Commercial Centre, Howard Street, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE30 1AR

Type of session

In person
Narelle Mckinley
Narelle Mckinley