Not all talking therapies are relational…

Relational Psychotherapeutic Counselling in Darlington 

Relational Psychotherapeutic Counselling in Darlington

Experience the profound impact of meaningful relationships on your mental wellbeing. Discover how close connections with others are not just important, but essential for our growth and survival as human beings. Without these connections, our brains languish, and our existence feels empty and unfulfilled. At Indigo Thinking Relational Psychotherapeutic Counselling, we understand the vital role that the bond and trust between you and your therapist play in your healing journey. This sacred space we create together nurtures your awareness and empowers transformative change. We believe that true psychological growth can only be achieved through empathic and empowering relationships. Our approach encompasses five invaluable elements that guide you towards a more fulfilling life:

  • Uncover a deeper understanding of yourself and embrace your true, authentic being. Through our therapeutic process, you will gain insights into your innermost thoughts, feelings, and desires, helping you navigate life with clarity and purpose.
  • Cultivate healthier patterns of relating to others, fostering meaningful and fulfilling connections. We provide you with tools and strategies to develop strong, healthy, and authentic relationships, allowing you to experience the joy and fulfilment that comes from deep connections with others.
  • Gain profound insights about yourself and the dynamics of your relationships. Our skilled therapists will guide you in exploring the patterns and dynamics that shape your relationships, helping you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your interactions with others.
  • Cultivate a strong sense of self-worth, enhancing your overall wellbeing and happiness. Through our therapeutic support, we help you develop a positive self-image, fostering self-acceptance, and empowering you to embrace your unique worthiness and potential.

Nurture connections that extend beyond the therapy room, enriching your everyday life with meaningful relationships. Our goal is not only to support you during therapy but also to equip you with the tools and insights to cultivate and nurture meaningful connections in all areas of your life. Together, we’ll help you build a network of authentic relationships that bring joy, support, and fulfilment into your everyday experiences.

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An enhanced sense of zest and wellbeing derived from genuine connections.

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The motivation and ability to foster healthy dynamics both within and beyond your relationships.

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Discovering profound insights about yourself and others.

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Fostering an elevated sense of self-worth.

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A genuine desire for deeper connections that extend beyond the therapy room.

Harnessing the profound knowledge of human development, we uncover a cornerstone truth – the foundation of successful psychotherapeutic counselling lies in a robust therapeutic alliance built on trust between the client and therapist. Complementing this, the therapist’s empathetic and congruent approach assumes a pivotal role in facilitating transformative therapy.

To provide truly effective treatment, the relationally centered therapist must possess a keen awareness of the client’s personal journey, their own inner workings, and the intricate dynamics of their therapeutic bond. By cultivating the power of this extraordinary relationship, we unlock invaluable insights into how the client navigates their external connections beyond the therapeutic realm.

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Explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours without judgement or shame

There is always possibility for change and healing

Better understand your life experiences and the dynamics of your relationships
Let go of past pain and bring forth your innate wisdom
Your on a journey towards emotional resilience and self-belief
Understand how your life experiences have shaped you

counsellors covering Darlington, Northallerton and Bedale

Meet the Team

All Indigo Thinking counsellors are Relational Centred trained and can assist you with a wide range of life issues. Paula and Andrea, as UKCP advance trainees, offer a discounted hourly rate which can be up to 60% cheaper than other counsellors and are available for face-to-face counselling in Darlington, Northallerton and Bedale.

Providing counselling for the surrounding area, including: Catterick, Hutton Rudby, Hurworth-on-Tees, Newton Aycliffe, Norton, Richmond, Sadberge, Shildon, Stockton-on-Tees, Stokesley, Yarm. Both offer an initial free 15 minute phone consultation 01325 808 521

Paula Haigh

Paula Haigh

Practice Location: Northallerton, Darlington and Bedale

Top Specialities: Stress, Chronic Illness, Women’s Issues

Expertise: Anxiety, Bereavement, Chronic Pain, Coping Skills, Depression, Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, Family Conflict, Infidelity, Life Transitions, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Suicidal Ideation, Weight Loss

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Andrea Sutton

Andrea Sutton

Practice Location: Darlington & Northallerton

Top Specialities: Anxiety, Life Transitions, Co-dependency

Expertise: Alcohol Use, Anger Management, Behavioural Issues, Bereavement, Career Guidance, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Relationship Issues, Self-esteem, Spirituality, Stress, and Women’s Issues.

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lot better.”
Thank you so much. You genuinely helped me a lot and you calmed me down when I was feeling so stressed out. I’m so glad you were there to help me through it… thanks to you I feel a lot better.
It is good to come and talk when I feel low and it has turned things around. I have felt very safe and at ease.
Counselling has made me see things in a different, more positive light.
I feel that I have regained my confidence.

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