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
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
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
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.
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.