Wellspring Connections | Creative Counselling in Stockton
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Within each of us is a potential that when we are reaching can bring us fulfilment in our lives. If we tap into this well spring then we can flourish – if we lose touch with it we can become run down and seem to run on empty. I believe that by tapping into our creativity we can tap into our own wellspring, refuel and have energy for life with all its opportunities.


• Reasonable Rates, concessions available, and first session free
• From a practitioner with extensive experience
• Find empowerment from within yourself to be the person you want to be and tap into your potential


• Experiential workshops and Personal Development groups for counsellors or other professionals in the helping professions
• Focus on using creative media and images within your role/model as counsellor or helper
• Learn dynamic ways to contain and hold clients, and facilitate expression which is beyond words

Counselling Creatively

• An opportunity to use creative media within your counselling to help you to speak and express yourself ‘beyond words’
• You don’t have to be an artist or a particularly ‘creative’ person to benefit from this way of working
• Find empowerment from within yourself to be the person you want to be and tap into your potential


I am a Professional Counsellor  accredited to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk) and work to their standards of ethics and practice.   I have counselled clients experiencing a wide range of issues  e.g. depression, anxiety, stress management, anger related, trauma, domestic violence, bereavement, abuse related, substance misuse etc.  over a period of 16 years.  I am committed to continuing professional development as specified by BACP and in an effort to continue to improve myself.


Qualifications to date include; BA (hons)  in Counselling, Diploma in Person Centred Art therapy Skills and Foundation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

My experience includes counselling in GP practices for 5 years, in a community setting for 3 years and in private practice for 4 years.


In addition and within  this I have worked with people with Dual Diagnosis (i.e. counselling clients with problems related to both ‘alcohol and a mental health issues’) and multiple complex issues.  I work with people as a whole person and encourage individuals to use their emotional, mental, physical, spiritual and creative resources.


In addition I have set up a not for profit Community Interest Company with a Person Centred and Creative core philosophy, called The Road Ahead CIC.  The intention of which is to reach, and  listen to people who find themselves on the edge of communities.

Wellspring Connections

Rusty….. forgotten…… worn out with life’s journeys

She stands still on the banks of the water

Long Grass growing around her…… grounded.

In this place of Artists alive with creativity

Kirkcudbright a place of beauty and peace

She speaks of journeys made catching the wind…..

Catching fish? ………Her purpose lost?

Wonderings of places….. times……

people who travelled in her….. and brought her to rest at this place

What stories she could tell of storms and passing seas

‘Wellspring?’ – speaks ‘connects’ to the depths …..

Speaks of contrast rusty and grounded yet life giving

They come to me ….. lost…… grounded …….. worn by life

To be…… to connect……….. to unfold their stories

Then……. They touch the Wellspring and know

She is real and unique with her own rusty beauty

This is who I am ……….  Its ok to be me…..

Connected to Life in a different way

A place of light and life

a landmark ……..  by many pondered……. Grounded in being

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Join us on an adventure

Come join us on an adventure to self discovery. Our events and away days are a perfect way to visit new people, deal with current issues and enjoy a little away time.

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Feeling lost

From time to time we all feel a little lost, some outside help can really help you put your life back on track or deal with a loss.


Need to talk?

If you just need someone to talk to then please get in touch and we will let you know where we will be when so you can pop by.