P. Elaine Burberry
Chester Le Street
Allendale, Nr Hexham
My name is Elaine. I work with both with couples and individuals and have always been interested in people and their stories. You may feel confused, depressed or anxious and not know what to do. There may be issues in your relationship that feel impossible right now, perhaps you have difficulties in communicating. Perhaps one partner feels betrayed or has had an affair.
Emotional issues can be so hard to cope with alone. Could talking to someone help?
When working with people struggling with relationships, I like to understand whats happening in the relationship and what impact this is having on both the individuals and the relationship. Whilst engaging with your experiences and what is and isn't working, I aim to create a safe space where respect is valued and each person can speak and be heard. My intention is for you to understand more about the issues, how you interact with each other and together. As you start to know more, things can become clearer. Clarity offers more possibility. Possibility creates more choices – you could choose to continue on as you are, or choose to experiment with something different.
With individuals, my aim is similar – to create a safe space for you to speak, be heard. As we work together, I will be curious about what's distressing you and what affect this is having on you. My intention is for you to find a clearer understanding of yourself, what's happening, how this is impacting on you, then looking at whether there are other choices that would suit you better.
I am trained as a Gestalt Therapist and a Relationship Counsellor and have been working with couples and individuals since 2010.
Gestalt Therapy is a compassionate way of learning to get to know yourself, your thoughts and your feelings, which may, right now, feel complicated, contradictory, muddled, uncomfortable and possibly overwhelming.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of BACP.
2017 I started private practice .
2014–16 I worked with Mind in Gateshead
2010–14 I worked with Relate in Newcastle
2017 I attended two Gestalt Couples Counselling Training Courses at the Gestalt Centre in London, linking my Gestalt therapy training with my couples therapy
2016 I qualified as a Gestalt Therapist – Gestalt Therapy Training Course Award, Edinburgh Gestalt Institute – beginning with an Intensive Fundamentals Course, leading to a 3 year Gestalt Therapy Training course and a Certificate of Training – Gestalt Psychotherapy & Training Institute (GPTI) a three year GPTI Accredited Training Course.
2013 Certificate of Qualification as a Relate Counsellor – Relate Institute
2011 University Advanced Diploma: Introduction to Couple Counselling – The University of Hull
I have attended and continue to attend various CPD's (Continuing Professional Development courses) to keep me up to date and to expand my knowledge.
I started my training in the Republic of Ireland with an Introductory Course in Social and Health Education, then completed a Certificate in Social Sciences with the Open University and in 2002 achieved a Certificate in Applied Social Studies at the Cork Institute of Technology. In 2008 I successfully completed Year 1 of the IACP accredited Diploma in Counselling (integrative). I then moved to England.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Feelings of helplessness or despair
Individuals £40 per hour
Couples £50 per hour
Fees are negotiable. I am happy to discuss concessions.
I offer both long and short term counselling and therapy – this is to honour what you may want or need.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client