Kalmer Counselling is an accredited organisational member of the BACP and was formed to meet the need for a therapeutic service, delivered by qualified paid counsellors, which was designed specifically for schools across the North East.

This vision was developed by Victoria Beattie, (Director), a qualified Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and an accredited counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, having more than 10 years’ experience working in Newcastle, particularly the deprived inner West and East of the city. She currently lectures at the University of Northumbria Children and Young People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT) change programme delivered by NHS England in partnership with Health Education England.

Victoria has extensive experience with looked after children and those vulnerable young people who are subject to child protection plans and their families. She has a background in working across the region, with hard to reach adults such as those suffering from mental health illnesses, drug and alcohol addiction, offenders and victims of domestic violence.

There are many counsellors in the North East who dedicate their time voluntarily to help those in need. Kalmer wants to be able to support those hard working, committed, passionate counsellors to gain employment in recognition of the life changing work they do.

When delivering a therapeutic service, we recognise the importance to have a strong, fully supportive and secure organisation environment to work from.

This ensures counsellors at Kalmer provide excellent standards of delivery to schools, children, young people and families who engage with the service. Communication is essential within our organisations network and all staff are trained to communicate effectively.

In essence, Kalmer offer open channels of communication to schools and educational institutions in order for them to have confidence in the therapeutic work we do with children, adolescents, parents and families.