Natalie Holmes

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MBACP (East Durham Counselling)
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Peterlee, Co. Durham, SR8 2QJ
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About me

Hi, I’m Natalie, the therapist at East Durham Counselling. I currently work with adults and children 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 believe that relational depth is essential in forming a therapeutic alliance and seek to make my clients feel completely at ease and in control of their sessions. 

I have experience of working with abuse, anxiety, bereavement, depression, domestic violence, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, relationship issues, self-harm, stress, trauma and dissociation. I specialise in neurodiversity and I have additional training in autism, ADHD, and neuroscience. 

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, I provide a free 20 minute telephone consultation, with no obligation to book in 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
  • The Inside of Autism - Kieron Rose
  • Certificate in Understanding Neuroscience in Early Years

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I usually also work one evening per week, though this day is subject to change.

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, Peterlee, Co. Durham, SR8 2QJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Natalie Holmes
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