Shirley Wilks

Shirley Wilks

Stockton On Tees

07762604722 / 07762604722

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About me

I have worked in the field of psychological therapies since 2001 establishing a private practice in 2005  whilst working for mental health organisations.

I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and clinical supervisor.

I offer personal therapy for individuals and couples aged 18+ requiring short or long term interventions and I am based in the Norton area.

I also have experience in providing both individual and group clinical supervision of varying experience; from student therapist to the experienced clinician.

My specialist areas include mental health and emotional well-being, victim support, anger management, bereavement as well as working within primary care and (EAP) workplace services providing therapy to staff in NHS, Local Authority, Police and Schools.

My approach is primarily person-centred and gestalt psychotherapy whilst incorporating cognitive behavioural therapy, transactional analysis and brief/solution focused therapy. An approach will be adapted towards your needs and your presenting issues.

I believe and have the faith in that wherever we are in life there is always a way forward for us. Sometimes we need just a little support and a guiding hand.

'Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light'.

JK Rowling

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in person-centred counselling (2005)
  • Post graduate level diploma in gestalt psychotherapy (2015)
  • Diploma in integrative supervision (2018)
  • OCCNER solution focused therapy
  • BACP accredited member
  • I am committed to ongoing personal and professional development
  • 7 years working within a community mental health setting/individual counselling/group work/clinical supervision
  • 4 years working for victim support including domestic/sexual violence
  • Volunteer for CRUSE bereavement care
  • 11 years primary care/workplace counselling/clinical supervision
  • Anger management in HMP and community setting
  • 9 years individual and group clinical supervision

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mental health issues


Individual 35.00

Student 35.00 per hour

Emergency services/Forces and Ex Veterans 30.00

Couples 45.00 per hour

Clinical Supervision 45.00 per hour

Student Clinical Supervision 45.00 per hour (includes reports and feedback)

  • Free / low-cost sessions available

Further information

Your first session will be an assessment so that we can get to know each other and discuss what your concerns and needs are from therapy. This will give you an opportunity to decide whether or not to continue.

If you do not see your concern on this list then still do give me a call and I will be happy to discuss it with you. If I am unable to work with a particular issue or a particular client group, then I may be able to suggest someone who can.

Maps & Directions

Stockton On Tees, TS20

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: No


Monday to Saturdays including some evening appointments

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

I am a qualified Integrative Clinical Supervisor providing Individual and small group supervision to both experienced and student counsellors and psychotherapists. .

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