Siue Irvine

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MBACP Accredited Counsellor & Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Durham City, DH1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Deciding to talk about issues affecting your life may be a difficult decision, so choosing the right counsellor to share your thoughts and feelings with is extremely important. Talking about troubling issues is often not possible with family or friends who may be too emotionally involved. If you would like to contact me by telephone or e-mail then I am very approachable and would be more than happy to have an informal chat and answer any queries you may have. Alternatively, I offer a 30-minute session at a reduced rate.

What I offer
I offer experience, compassion and a safe and calm private space where you can feel accepted without judgement. My greatest strength lies in my ability to engage quickly with an individual, being renowned for my warm, friendly manner which assists you in feeling comfortable and at ease. My accurate memory recall communicates you are being heard and understood. This allows a trusting therapeutic relationship to develop which may enable you to talk more freely and to be honest with yourself.

As a BACP Accredited Counsellor, I have worked therapeutically for over 17 years mainly within the NHS as a Practice Counsellor in GP surgeries but also providing staff counselling in hospitals and in the private sector. Additionally, I have worked with young people within a charity setting. My experience has allowed me to develop and utilise the skills required to work with the most diverse range of issues.

Since my initial training as a humanistic counsellor, I have always placed the building of a safe and trusting relationship as central to my work. In subsequent years I have developed my skills by completing an extensive range of courses. This allows me to work flexibly and to integrate other approaches depending on your individual needs or what would benefit you most.

The sessions last for 50 minutes and in our initial appointment, we will explore why you are seeking counselling, and gain an understanding of what you may find helpful during our time working together. If you decide you would like further sessions then the frequency of the sessions can be arranged to suit you accordingly, but is often weekly. I am flexible in offering appointment times and provide short (usually 6-8 sessions) and longer term work depending on individual needs and preference.
Throughout our sessions boundaries are understood, confidentiality is paramount and your safety is assured through close adherence to the BACP Ethical Framework.

I am located approximately a 15 minute walk from Durham City train and bus station and am easily accessible by car. Free car parking is available and I work from a ground floor room.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Counselling.
  • Accredited Member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Certificate in Supervision Skills.
  • Diploma in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

My fee is £45 per 50 minute session.

Assessment session is £25 per 30 minute session.

Supervision session is £45 per 60 minute session or £60 per 1.5 hour session.

Concessionary rates are offered to people on restricted incomes, in training or for people booking 6 or more sessions in advance.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I try to offer as much flexibility with appointments as possible between the hours of 9.00am and 4.00pm.

Further information

I accept referrals from individuals, organisations, insurance companies, solicitors and other professionals and work with adults of any age, young people, EAP and organisations.

I also offer supervision appointments to fully qualified practitioners or those in training.

I hold an enhanced DBS certificate and full professional liability insurance.

North End, Durham City, DH1

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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