About me

Hi, I’m Natalie, the therapist at East Durham Counselling. I work with adults and young people both in school and in private practice.

I’m trained in integrative counselling, which means I have lots of different techniques to choose from when deciding what will help my clients the most; I draw from person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural therapies depending on the presenting issues and client's needs.

I have experience of working with abuse, anxiety, bereavement, depression, domestic violence, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, relationship issues, self-harm, stress, trauma and dissociation, as well as experience of working with those on the autistic spectrum.

I offer a variety of methods of counselling, including online and telephone sessions, face to face counselling in our lovely therapy room, and a walk and talk option for those who might not feel comfortable in a traditional counselling environment.

The best therapy is always built on the foundation of a genuine, honest relationship, and it’s important that a counsellor and client are the right fit for each other.

For that reason, your initial consultation session will always be free, with no obligation to return if you don’t feel that counselling will help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • FdA Counselling - University of Sunderland - Distinction
  • Trauma and Complex Trauma Theory to Practice - Recovery-focused training pathway, stages 1a and 4a - Betsy de Thierry
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Understand Children and Young People's Mental Health
  • Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Certificate in Criminal Psychology
  • Certificate in Understanding Adverse Childhood Events

Member organisations


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


£35.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Additional information

£35 per 50 minute session


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Further information

I worked in the emergency services for eleven years prior to retraining as a counsellor and I am keen to support frontline workers.

East Durham Counselling
Novus Business Centre
Judson Road
Co. Durham

Type of session

In person
Natalie Holmes

Natalie Holmes