Hello and Welcome
Counselling and Psychotherapy in Butterknowle near Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle, County Durham.
Due to the situation we find ourselves in at the moment I have taken the decision for consistency of the therapy journey, to only offer sessions over Zoom, FaceTime, Skype and telephone. I am however, only able to offer this to individual clients and not to couples until such time when face to face sessions become able to be offered again.
Whilst therapy online may be daunting and uncomfortable for some, I have been told by clients who feel anxious, that not having to leave home, drive and find my location has removed a great deal of stress and worry that may have prevented them from attending Face to Face Therapy sessions.
I have found having been offering Online sessions for many years before the pandemic, that a good therapeutic relationship can be made offering great opportunity for clients to challenge themselves and begin to feel empowered that they have overcome a fear or worry about Therapy Online.
I do however when it is legal and complies with Government Regulations and local guidelines, offer Outdoor Walking Therapy sessions to individual clients in the beautiful Teesdale countryside.
Please feel at ease to contact me and ask about Online Therapy or Outdoor Walking Therapy if you would like to know more.
Hello and Welcome
Are you feeling unfulfilled or anxious?
Do you feel lost and unsure of your true self?
Are you living your life to its fullest potential and achieving your hopes and dreams? Or perhaps not?
Do you find yourself over thinking in ways that cause you unhappiness?
Are you stuck in a revolving situation that repeats in many different yet familiar ways?
Our thoughts influence our feelings and thoughts can cause unhappiness for so many of us. We learn beliefs throughout childhood which then influence our adult years. Some of these beliefs will be helpful. However many of them will not be helpful and may be old and outdated.
Therapy is a process and an incredible journey of exploring who you really and truly are, bringing potential for you to change in ways that can turn your life around. This becomes possible only when you are ready, willing and prepared to face your authentic self.
Learning to be as present as possible in the moment, can allow space and opportunity to face and experience life with an open, compassionate and kind heart.
Mindfulness practice using sitting meditation or walking, an interest, hobby or sport, can have a gentle and quietening awareness that can transform experience immediately.
I weave mindfulness practice within my therapy sessions offering an opportunity to awaken and grow whilst working through any issues that arise or have brought you to seek counselling/therapy.
A little about me as a Therapist
I have 23 years experience in total as a Counsellor/ Psychotherapist.
I was a Harm Reduction Counsellor in a Substance Misuse Charity (13 years).
Lead Counsellor in a Young Persons Sexual Health Service (13 years).
Lead Counsellor in a Sight Loss Charity (19 years) and a Counsellor in Higher Education (6 years).
I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy sessions near Bishop Auckland which is also near Barnard Castle, Durham, Teesside, Spennymoor and Darlington.
I aim to be open, empathic and accepting. To help you feel able to explore whatever is causing you pain, distress or unhappiness in life.
I encourage you to explore what you believe and how you see the world as this may be getting in the way of your growth and reaching your personal goals. Our busy lives do not always allow time to pause, stop and be still. As these are the times when we feel at our most peaceful and aware - bringing this practice into our daily life is so very important for us.
Space in a therapy session can assist this greatly.
For more about my Therapeutic Style please CLICK HERE
Where I am based
My Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice is based in Butterknowle only 15 minutes from Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle Within easy reach of Darlington, Durham, Teesside and Spennymoor and surrounding areas.
Who do I offer sessions to?
I currently offer online or telephone sessions to individuals (from 16 years of age upwards).
I also offer Outdoor Therapy sessions.
An outdoor environment can allow nature and space to impact the therapy and moving whilst walking and talking can encourage expression of feelings and emotions that may be accessed more easily for some clients outdoors than it is in a therapy room.
Please feel free to email me or contact me by telephone if you would like to know more about Outdoor Therapy.
If you have any further questions you may find answers on my Sessions and Fees page CLICK HERE to visit.