Victoria

Director

I love nothing better than exercising and spending time with my family and friends. I also love nice food and Christmas is my favourite time of the year. My self-care tip: Listen to your body and don’t make self-care too complicated. It’s the small little things that count such as getting some fresh air, meeting with friends and taking some quiet time just for you.


Time Travel
‘Miracle Morning: The 6 Habits That Will Transform Your Life’ by Hal Elrod
Positive, Passionate, Driven

Mandy

Counselling Manager

I like reading books, love fresh air, sunshine and anything Disney. I enjoy spending time with my family. I enjoy a hot bubble bath, with mood lighting and music. I feel soothed in my own space and its almost as if time is paused. My self-care tip: Make 10 mins each day for yourself and either do something you enjoy or just notice your surroundings and appreciate them.


Time Travel
‘My Hidden Chimp’ by Prof Steve Peters
Caring, Reliable, Honest

Jill

Office Administrator

I enjoy going to the gym and keeping myself fit. I like taking my dog Yogi for long walks, it gives me time to think and be by myself. I also love meeting up with friends for a good catch up. My self-care tip: For me it's a good pamper and spray tan! Nothing better than looking like you've had a bit sun on your skin.


To Fly!
Declutter Your Mind: How to Stop Worrying, Relieve Anxiety & Eliminate Negative Thinking by SJ Scott & Barrie Davenport
Approachable, Friendly, Honest

Kelly

Counsellor

I love my work, love learning and love seeing friends and family. My self-care tip: Make time for yourself. Leave the housework, homework, the jobs that need doing and switch off, relax and enjoy yourself with something you like doing. Life isn't a race, those jobs will get done tomorrow.


It has to be listening - I was once named 'Listening Lugs Kelly'
'The Boy Who Built A Wall Around Himself' by Ali Redford
Always Laughing, Caring, Giving

Sarah

Counsellor

I love to go out for nice walks in the countryside with my family and afternoon drinks with friends. My self-care tip: Do something for yourself at least once a day, even if its for five minutes .


To Fly! Or make meals superfast!
Andy Rash
Positive Thinking, Mammy, Late

Michelle

Counsellor

I love going for food in a restaurant, working with teenagers and going for days/weekends away. My self-care tip: Do something you enjoy at least once a day.


To Fly!
'Cry Heart, But Never Break' by Glenn Ringtved
Talkative, Friendly, Capable

Sharon T

Counsellor

I enjoy salsa and ballroom dancing which is great exercise for the body and the mind. My self-care tip: Meditation


Healing
'The Self-Love Experiment' by Shannon Kaiser
Adaptable, Thoughtful, Reliable

Audrey

Counsellor

I love to lose myself in creative things like painting and jewellery making, or a good book. I enjoy music, dancing and swimming and I love to be near the sea. My self-care tip: Remember the importance of making quality time for yourself; like a walk by the sea, a favourite hobby, or a catch up with family or friends, anything that makes you happy.


Invisibility! Or to heal others from pain and suffering.
'Don't Worry, Be Happy' by Poppy O'Neill
Canny, Caring, Creative

Sharon N

Counsellor

I love going to the gym and working out. I also love taxidermy and entomology as well as spending time with my family. My self-care tip: Try to do something you truly enjoy every day. This doesn't have to be massive, it can be the smallest of tasks but if it makes you smile you're winning.


To Make Wishes Come True
'In My Heart' by Jo Witek
Artistic, Curious, Passionate

Stephanie

Counsellor

Aside from working with children, my other passion is sea glass! I love hunting the beaches for the little bits of treasure that get washed up, getting them home and seeing what I can create with them. Or..... filling up endless jars and just keep them for their prettiness. My self-care tip: Spend time outdoors. In my case, preferably the beach or somewhere with water as it has such a calming quality.


To Fly! Although I change my mind quite often!
'The Invisible String' by Patrice Karst
Friendly, Imaginative, Loyal

Ella

Counsellor

I love being out walking in nature, through the countryside and especially along the beautiful Northumberland beaches where I spend most of my weekends in my 'Chillvan' (my caravan) overlooking the sea. Collecting sea-glass, pebbles, driftwood, watching the dolphins, seals, puffins, It's my place of BLISS! Where I go to unwind and relax with all the people close to me. My self-care tip: Practice slowwwww, deep breathing many times a day..... It pauses all reactions, gives you time to respond differently and is super healthy for your entire system.


Use invisible powers to slow everyone's breathing, helping them to recharge
'I Am Enough: Mark Your Mirror & Change Your Life' by Marisa Peer
Calm, Kind, Strong

Hollie

Counsellor

I love spending time with family and friends, music, reading, nights out, the ocean, roller skating, and horse riding. I'm a sci-fi, horror, fantasy (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones etc), and Disney nerd, and I love pastel colours. I collect clowns/circus and western/cowboy memorabilia. Best self care tip. Do what makes you happy and don't feel guilty about it! Shame and guilt are socially manufactured emotions and have no place in most areas of life, especially not in times when self-care is needed!


Telepathy, shapeshifting, or healing powers like Wolverine.
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk.
Empathic, creative, laidback

Victoria F

Counsellor

I am a member of the National Trust and have an affinity with the outdoors. I love walking and taking in whatever nature has to offer. I am also an avid gardener and love growing things. I love travelling and have been on many adventures worldwide; experiencing other cultures and history is a special interest. My self-care tip: Ditch the scales and order dessert.


Emotional Intelligence
'Counselling For Toads' by Robert de Board
Loyal, Hard Working, Thoughtful

Mattie

Counsellor

I love the outdoors where I can be at one with nature and focus on the unspoilt part that nature and humans have to offer. My self-care tip: Do something for ‘oneself’ on a weekly basis.


The ability to bring out the best in others
'I Believe In Myself' by Laurie N Wright
Caring, Understanding, Compassionate

David

Counsellor

I enjoy walking, with music in my ears and spending time with family. I like to get away to places but tend to return to somewhere that I have previously enjoyed. My best self care tip is me time!!, taking time out for yourself.


Teleport to destinations
Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness by Vex King.
Quiet, calm and relaxed.

Clare

Counsellor

I love spending time with family, travelling, cottage holidays with log fires and touring in my little caravan. My self-care tip: A walk on the beach....it blows those cobwebs away and can help clear your mind.


To Fly! Preferably to a nice hot country!
'Little Book Of Self-Care: 200 Ways To Refresh, Restore, Rejuvenate' by Adams Media
Warm, Friendly, Caring

Alan

Counsellor

I love to relax on a Saturday night watching music concerts on DVD. My self-care tip: Always take a few moments each day to appreciate the good things in your life.


To Fly!
'Little Owl's Book Of Thinking' by Ian Gilbert
Gentle, Humble, Loving

Caroline

Counsellor

My peace and quiet is a walk or a swim at the beach, with friends, family or on my own. I am always busy, so enjoy quiet time with the family cats, a good box set and more often than not you will find me in wellies indulging my love for horses. My self care revolves around meditation and mindfulness, it keeps me balanced as I too can be an overthinker.


As a Star Trek fan my superpower would be teleportation
A Way of Being by Carl Rogers
Courageous, Kind, Compassionate

Darren

Counsellor

I'm a fan of all genres of music, film, and TV. I like to run but only when the weathers nice and I'm a lover of the seaside. My best self-care tip - If ever you're feeling not quite right, take a step back and ask yourself, "what do I need"?


Not a superpower but I'd love an extra hour each day, just for me.
Dibs in Search of Self - By Virginia Axline
Caring, supportive, playful

Joanne

Counsellor

I love to spend time with my lovely family and 3 adorable dogs. I enjoy going to the gym and listening to my music, blocking the world out for an hour and having me time. My best self-care tip - Treat yourself the way you would treat someone that you love.


My superpower would be to be invisible.
Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters
Caring, understanding and positive

Michele

Counsellor

I love spending time with my family, having them all around to play in the garden, share food and tell stories. I enjoy reading and listening to music. My best self-care tip - Make time to relax in whatever way you like and don't feel guilty doing it!


To be able to read minds.
A way of being. By Carl Rogers.
Kind, Passionate and Friendly

Fern

Counsellor

I love to be able to explore new places, go on adventures and make new memories. I also enjoy spending time with my family and going on days out together. My best self-care tip - Allow yourself a bit of time every day to do something for you, no matter how big or small! Something that you truly find peace and enjoyment in.


Definitely to be invisible, that would be very interesting!
The A-Z Book of Mindfulness By Anna Barnes
Friendly, Honest and Determined.

Cameron

Counsellor

My life revolves around my wife and family, they mean the world to me and I love to spend time with them, also my trusty and loyal companion Hudson my therapy dog. Also enjoy cooking and eating good food with special friends. I enjoy overseas travel and have been fortunate to have visited some magnificent worldwide locations


To pick the winning Euro Millions lottery numbers and change the lives of many for the better.
Reading the book “letter to my younger self” devised by Jane Graham” was a great inspiration to me on many different levels.
Compassionate – Approachable - Motivated

Heather

Counsellor

Something I love to do is listen to a funny podcast on my ear pods while walking the dog, there's something so therapeutic about laughing out loud in public! My best self-care tip would be to trust your inner voice.


My superpower would be to rewind or fast-forward time, to be exactly where you need to be in life, exactly when you need it would be satisfying.
I think everyone should read The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy at least once in their life.
Adventurous, resilient and kind

Jessie

Counsellor

I love countryside walks with my family, baking brownies and that feeling of getting through all the laundry! My best self-care tip is to set aside five minutes every day for some meditation, deep breathing or journaling with a nice candle and reflect on what you’re grateful for and proud of that day.


Super speed
The Day the Sea Went Out and Never Came Back. By Margo Sunderland
Loving, driven and curious.

Rebecca

Counsellor

I LOVE all things Disney! movies, teddys, cups etc... I’m a firm believer in no-ones too old to appreciate the magic of Disney. I also enjoy spending time with friends or by myself curling up on the sofa with a good book or a decent TV binge watch. Best selfcare tip - Never feel guilty for saying NO even when you are available- self-care days are just as important as any other plans. .


Healing powers to remove all suffering. The world was created beautiful, having the superpower to return the world to this would be amazing.
I think Jordan B Peterson’s 12 rules for life: an antidote to chaos as this is helpful in redefining our priorities and what were searching for in life.
Creative Nurturing Genuine

Paula

Counsellor

I love reading and spending time with my husband and boys. I also love to go for long walks, especially down at the beach. Self-care tip - take time for yourself. Even if it is for 5 minutes!


To read minds
Dibs in search of self by Virginia Axline.
Caring, friendly and loving

Jemma S

Counsellor

I love spending time with my family and walking along the beach with my dogs Alfie and Zak. My best self care tip: Is go for a walk along the beach therapeutic or enjoy a nice pamper session.


Time travel
Counselling for toads: By Robert De Board. I found it relatable and a fun read. It helped me to understand my family better.
Creative, caring and genuine

Natalie T

Counsellor

I love spending time with family, friends and walking my pug on the beach. I adore watching movies from the 80’s, especially my favourite The Goonies. My self-care tip is to go to the beach and put your feet in the sea. Close your eyes and listen to the waves. Nothing is more calming and grounding for me.


My superpower would be time travel.
My favourite therapeutic book: A bad case of stripes by David Shannon.
Determined, brave and kind.

Natalie Y

Counsellor

I love spending quality time with my friends & family. Most weekends you will find me at our holiday home by the beach chilling out, walking the dogs and having a roast lunch at the village pub. I also enjoy travelling as much as I can to experience and explore new countries & cultures. My best Self –care tip: A Hot bubble bath with a glass of wine & a good podcast.


Time travel . So I could go back and spend more time with loved ones lost.
Why has nobody told me this before? By Dr Julie Smith.
Warm, bubbly & loyal.

Anya

Counsellor

I really enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, eating out and walking in the countryside. I like being active and have recently discovered a love of swimming outdoors. My best self care tip: Remember to breathe. Deep breathing is simple to do, easy to learn and can be an effective relaxation technique.


I would like to be able to be in two places at once!
'The Huge Bag of Worries’ by Virginia Ironside, illustrated by Frank Rodgers.
Warm, loyal, creative

Shakuntala

Counsellor

I enjoy treating myself by going for facial and body treatments with calming music in the background, leaving me feeling peaceful and relaxed. I love eating delicious food and spending time with my family, relatives and friends. I love eating delicious food and spending time with my family, relatives and friends.


Healing because through healing we could bring out the best in ourselves and others.
Hidden Treasure : A Map To The Child’s Inner Self by Violet Oaklander.
Approachable, Caring and Thoughtful

Alison

Counsellor

I love to spend free time with my family and dogs, exploring and the Lake district and ticking off the Wainwright walks as I go. I am also a keen runner taking part in Ultra marathons and doing Canicross runs with the English Setter and Golden Retriever. When the weather is too bad to go outside I like to be creative with my daughter making pieces of 3D artwork in clay and plaster My self-care tip: Don't look back just keep moving on


To make time stand still, to appreciate the now
Environmental Arts Therapy The Wild Frontiers of the Heart Edited By Ian Siddons Heginworth, Gary Nash
Focused, determined, caring

Ann

Counsellor

I love doing anything that involves being outdoors, hiking, cycling, kayaking etc. Don’t focus on the negative but take time to appreciate the good things in your life. Reward yourself for the things you achieve.


Healing powers!
Feel the fear and do it anyway by Susan Jeffers
Determined, honest, reliable.

Laura

Counsellor

Family and friends are so important to me therefore I cherish every moment with them. Finding joy in life’s little things is my happiness! I prioritise self-care by listening to my body and resting when I need to. My biggest tip for everyone would be setting boundaries and recognising that its okay to say no.


I’d love the ability to teleport to anywhere the world. Firstly, so I can explore our planet freely and secondly to avoid the travel times and plane landings!
Have you filled your bucket today? By: Carol McCloud
Determined, adventurous and passionate

Siân

Counsellor

I love being outside in the fresh air with my family, dogs and friends. If I'm not there I'll be curled up with a good book and a cup of tea or writing spooky stories and poems. Self-care tip: Get outside in the woods or green spaces. Being in nature really is magic.


To time-travel
'The Boy Who Was Raised As a Dog' - Bruce Perry
Authentic, Loyal, Warm

Cheryl

Counsellor

I love my work and love spending time with family and friends. I enjoy the sunshine and exploring new places. Self care tip - Take care of yourself as you can not fill from an empty cup.


If I had a superpower It would definitely be teleportation.
I really enjoy reading and I'd recommend Stuck in the mud by Tom Godfrey it is brilliant for building and teaching resilience and help to feel confident.
I'd describe myself as friendly, unique and someone who loves to laugh and see others happy.

Tracey

Counsellor

I really enjoy time with family. I enjoy listening to music and audio stories when in bed. I love to explore ideas that come from my imagination which I have found have been a useful tool in using bespoke approaches in counselling others. I love trees and nature and feeling the wind blowing on my face. My self-care tip is take some quiet time for yourself every day. Do a little something that gives you pleasure, even for a moment.


Strength - to support others, if I could fly, I would go around the world making life better for others.
Healing Trauma in Children with Clay Field
Compassionate, creative, insightful