Terrie Henderson

Terrie Henderson

Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

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Therapist - Bishop Auckland

Bishop Auckland DL13
Sessions from £65.00


  • Flexible hours available


I offer sessions Tuesday to Friday between 08.30 and 17.00.

I see individuals both in person and online and couples in person only.

I also offer sessions on Saturday mornings for anyone who is not available through the week. 

About me and my therapy practice

I learned over the 27 years I have been seeing clients that the most important part of your therapy journey is for me to be real and authentic, to listen and create space for you to feel at ease to talk and explore what is troubling you and for you to feel confident I will not judge and will not try and fix you.

I have spent the last 9 years practicing meditation attending classes in person and weekend retreats.  

I also read regularly and listen to talks by many authors and teachers such as:-

Tara Brach

Jack Kornfield

Brene Brown

Eckhart Tolle

David Michie 

It is possible to weave a brief guided meditation into sessions if this is of interest and this can help to settle the mind. 

The ‘busy ness’ of the mind is often the cause for many issues we face such as anxiety, stress, worry, sleeplessness, work issues, relationship issues and simply how we each view and experience life.  

By focussing on acknowledging our thoughts as simply thoughts, learning to let them pass through and pay them less attention, we can find a way to feel the peace and happiness we are all searching for. 

My experience

I have 27 years experience in Private Practice and specialised counselling services.My training in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (TA) helps you to see patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving within relationships and how to break these and learn new ways to be.

10 years-Student Counsellor in Higher Education in 3 Universities.

13 years-Counsellor in substance misuse (drugs & alcohol  & many other forms of addiction).

20 years-Sight Loss Counsellor.

15 years-Lead Sexual Health Counsellor.

3 years running Carers Support groups 

12 years in Private Practice. 


BA Psychology

Advanced clinical TA Psychotherapy

Higher Certificate in Counselling

Certificate in Couples Therapy

Certificate in Outdoor Therapy  

Eckhart Tolle-Conscious Manifestation and Lightness of Being

Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield-Power of Awareness and Meditation and Psychotherapy

Mark Williams-Mindfulness Training 

Practice description

Are you feeling anxious and unfulfilled with your life?

Do you feel lost and unsure of your true self?

Are you living your life to the fullest potential and achieving your hopes and dreams?Or perhaps not?

Do you find yourself over thinking/worrying/catastrophising causing 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 and while some of these will be helpful, others may not and are old, outdated and not true.

Therapy is an incredible journey of exploring who you truly are, bringing potential to change in ways that can turn your life around.This becomes possible only when you are ready, willing  and prepared to be your authentic self.   

Learning to be as present as possible and be in the moment  can allow space and opportunity to face and experience life with an open, compassionate and kind heart  towards yourself and others.

We often don’t realise how much we are ‘in our head/mind’ and not in the moment until we pause and examine our thoughts.

Mindfulness practice such as meditating whilst sitting or walking or having an interest to focus your mind, can bring a gentle and quietening awareness that can transform your life experience.

I weave mindfulness practice into therapy, offering opportunity for you to awaken and grow whilst working through issues that arise or have brought you to therapy.

I aim to be open and accepting to help you feel able to explore whatever is causing you pain, distress or unhappiness.  

I allow you to lead.  You can work as slowly or as deeply as you choose.

I will however be by your side and help guide you to finding out what it is that you question to find your own answers to what has brought you to therapy at this time.  

My first session

Initial Consultation

You are offered a brief and free initial consultation lasting around 20 minutes.This is usually online using Teams, Skype or FaceTime or telephone if online is not your preference  

This is an opportunity to both ‘meet’ before any commitment is made to book your first  session and for me to assess if I may have the experience and background to help you with the particular issues you are facing. 

This is also an opportunity for you to ask me any questions you may have. 

If you then decide to book your first therapy session with me I will email you a contract  which will explain confidentiality and it’s limitations, payment policy and cancelation policy. 

My privacy notice will also be emailed for you to read and accept before your first session. This will explain how I keep data, for how long and the way it is stored.

I will also send bank details for payment to be made in advance of your session and on the same day you book your session. This is to secure the session so it cannot then be booked by anyone.

Ongoing sessions

I offer sessions in person for couples and individuals in a quiet, calming and peaceful countryside location in a village midway between Barnard Castle and Bishop Auckland. Nearby parking is available.

I offer online sessions  for individuals using various different platforms such as Teams, Skype and FaceTime.

*Couples sessions are in person only.*

I also offer Outdoor Therapy sessions walking and talking in quiet countryside surrounded by fields, sheep and horses offering an alternative tranquil setting to sitting indoors in a therapy space.

This can be an alternative and gentle opportunity to walk side by side allowing a different way of exploring issues amongst nature and the stillness and quiet it brings whilst also being private and confidential.

All sessions are 55 minutes.

Outdoor sessions however can be longer and can be discussed.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Disability, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, LGBTQ+ counselling, Loss, Menopause, Personal development, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Eclectic, Integrative, Person centred, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, EAP, Older adults, Trainees

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Outdoor therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy

Languages spoken