P. Elaine Burberry

P. Elaine Burberry


Allendale, Nr Hexham

07500 894034

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About me

My name is Elaine and I have always been interested in people and their stories. I work with both with couples and individuals.

Emotional issues can feel complicated, contradictory, and hard to cope with. Could talking to someone help?

You may right now feel confused, anxious, afraid, angry, or perhaps depressed, emotional and/or alone and not know what to do. There may be issues in your relationship that feel impossible at the moment. Has one person in your relationship had an affair, do you have difficulty in understanding each other or reaching agreement, perhaps you struggle with trust?

I am trained as a Gestalt Therapist and Couples/Relationship Counsellor and have been working with both couples and individuals since 2010.

I welcome people with diverse histories, experiences and identities, including those from minority groups.

When working with relationships, I aim to create a safe space where respect is valued and each person can speak and be heard. Working at your pace, my intention is for you to understand more about your relationship and the underlying issues. We may need to work on improving communication. As your understanding of the relationship and the issues grow, you may find a better way to relate.

With individuals, my intention is to create a safe space for you to speak and be heard. I will work holistically with you and at your pace, looking at the underlying issues. You may experience healing through our therapeutic relationship and I aim to respect your experiences and understandings.

Gestalt Therapy is a holistic, 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.

If you would like to know more about what Gestalt is, please use the following link: http://egi.uk.com/about-us/about-gestalt/


I am accountable to both GPTI (http://gpti.org.uk) and BACP (https://www.bacp.co.uk), my clients and supervisors.I work to GPTI and BACP's Codes of Ethics and have ongoing clinical supervision (as per the guidelines) with two qualified, supervisors who guide me to work the best way I can with my clients.

Training, qualifications & experience

Client experience

2017 – I started private practice

2014–16 – I worked with Mind in Gateshead

2010–14 – I worked with Relate in Newcastle

Training and qualifications

I am a Registered Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and in advanced clinical training with GPTI (Gestalt Psychotherapy & Training Institute)

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

Ongoing training

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.

Prior experience

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. In 2002 I achieved a Certificate in Applied Social Studies at the Cork Institute of Technology and in 2008 I successfully completed Year 1 of the IACP accredited Diploma in Counselling (integrative). I then moved to England.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Personal Development

Feelings of helplessness or despair

Feeling useless


Individuals £40 per hour

Couples £50 per hour

Fees are negotiable. I am happy to discuss concessions.

Further information

I offer both long and short term counselling and therapy – this is to honour what you may want or need.

Maps & Directions

Hexham, NE46
Allendale, Nr Hexham, NE47

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults