Shirley Wilks

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Stockton On Tees, TS20
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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
  • UKCP Registered 

I am committed to ongoing personal and professional development

8 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

13 years primary care/workplace counselling/clinical supervision

Anger management in HMP and community setting

16 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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mental health issues


£35.00 - £45.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Saga

Additional information

Individual 35.00 per 50 minute session

Student 35.00 per 50 minute session

Unemployed/low income 35. 00 per 50 minute session 

Emergency services/Forces and Ex Veterans 35.00 per 50 minute session

Clinical Supervision 45.00 per 60 minute session

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

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tuesday to Saturdays including some evening appointments are available 

Further information

Please contact me if you would like to arrange an initial appointment. This will give us 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, then I may be able to suggest someone who can.

Stockton On Tees, TS20

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Direct ground floor access to therapy room. No stairs

Online platforms



In person

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

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Shirley Wilks
Shirley Wilks