Tom Livesey

Tom Livesey

Newton Hall
County Durham

07528 504248

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About me

  • I am an accredited counsellor and have been working since 2004. I have considerable experience of helping people recover from a wide range of distressing problems including addictions, anxiety, depression, stress, excessive anger, and trauma.
  • In addition to my counselling practice, I also provide supervision for counsellors who work from a humanistic perspective.
  • I believe that the best way to help people to recover is to learn about the obstacles that prevent change and by utilising their own resources constructively. This means that I listen attentively to what the client would like to alter about their behaviour and suggest a variety of different techniques to enable them to make these changes. I believe that counselling is most effective when it is an open and active collaboration between the client and me.
  • I am based in Durham and have a purpose built counselling room in my garden. Whilst I see the majority of clients at my office, I can also make home visits and provide sessions via SKYPE/Facetime. I also work from Jesmond Therapy Centre on Wednesdays.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am trained in several key approaches to counselling and psychotherapy. These include the following qualifications:

  • MA in Counselling (Durham University) - completed in 2006.
  • MSc in Psychology (Sunderland University) - completed in 2016.
  • PGDiploma in Counselling (Durham University) - completed in 2004.
  • PGDiploma in Human Givens Therapy (Nottingham Trent University - completed in 2010.
  • Parts 1-4 in EMDR - completed between 2009 and 11 (EMDR Europe).
  • Introduction to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy - completed in 2008 (BRIEF).
  • Certificate in Counselling Supervision II - completed in 2008 (NCFE/Paradigm Campbell Associates).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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  • Initial consultation session - free.
  • Counselling/supervision session - £40 per hour.

Maps & Directions

Durham, DH1

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


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Mondays to Thursdays, as well as evening availability during the week.