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Sue Richardson - NCS Accred

Consett DH8 & Newcastle NE1
07525 149283 07525 149283 Registered / Accredited

About me

Hi I am Sue and I offer a professional , confidential and caring counselling service to individuals and organisations.

Location -I am based in Derwentside but I work from locations in Durham, Newcastle and Hexham. I am a professionally accredited member of the National Counselling Society and work within their ethical guidelines. My therapy suite provides a  welcoming and safe environment where you can find the help and support you need. The service covers a wide range of issues and whatever your issue or difficulty you can get help and support from a qualified professional.

What to expect in the therapy sessions

The sessions are about an hour and are very relaxed. At the first session I will guide you through some brief assessment questions and some background information. This first session is an opportunity for you to set the scene and together we can agree on some priority areas and some goals for therapy. As a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor I believe that I am there to stand beside you to help and support you through difficult and challenging times. Taking the first step is tough but you will be glad you did. Come and talk

Please have a look at the website to find out more: www.northernlightscounselling.biz

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

Diploma in Mediation skills

Certified Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming

Continuing Education Diploma In Counselling

Masters Degree in Business

Certificate in bullying intervention

Qualified supervisor

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Reality therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Normal fee for an individual session is £35.00 from Consett. For Newcastle and Durham the fee is £45.00  Concessions may be available. I usually see clients on a fortnightly basis unless otherwise needed.

Please see website for other fees and services

Further information

As well as counselling experience I have a broad range of experience within the NHS. Originally training as a nurse I have worked in roles within the NHS and private sector for the last 25 years.

I have coaching and mentoring experience and I am a qualified mediator

I have good counselling experience having worked at a number of counselling agencies including MIND and a local hospice.

Genesis Way

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

there is access to hearing loop


Clients by appointment I have availability weekdays and Saturday from 8.30 to 7pm from the office in Consett but can work from other venues in the North East by arrangement.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


I believe supervision is a supportive and developmental process.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Sue Richardson - NCS Accred

Sue Richardson - NCS Accred