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Shirley Wilks

Stockton On Tees, TS20
07762604722 07762604722 07762604722 07762604722 Registered / Accredited

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
  • Volunteered for CRUSE bereavement care
  • 11 years primary care/workplace counselling/clinical supervision
  • Anger management in HMP and community setting
  • 11 years individual and group clinical supervision

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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mental health issues

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Free telephone assessment - up to 50 minutes

Individual 35.00 per 50 minute session

Student 35.00 per 50 minute session

Emergency services/Forces and Ex Veterans 30.00 per 50 minute session

Couples 45.00 per 69 minute session

Clinical Supervision 45.00 per  60 minute session

Student Clinical Supervision 45.00 per 60 minute session (includes reports and letters required to support training)

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Further information

Please contact me if you would like to arrange an initial free telephone consultation of up to 50 minutes. This will give you an opportunity to meet, tell me what your needs are at this moment in time as well as ask any questions you may have.  We can then agree a date and time for your first therapeutic session should you decide to proceed.

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.

Stockton On Tees

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


Monday to Saturdays including some evening appointments

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


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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